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Walmart signs Japan online grocery deal with Rakuten

US retail giant Walmart will team up with Japan’s Rakuten to launch a new online grocery delivery service. Customers will place orders through Rakuten, which will then be fulfilled by the joint venture. The operation – to launch later this year – will replace Walmart’s existing online grocery delivery …

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Call for broadband consumer champion

Six out of ten broadband customers endured slow service or had their connection stop working altogether last year, according to Citizens Advice.It wants the government to appoint a telecoms consumer advocate to help promote the case of fed-up customers.The advocate should be included in the upcoming Consumer Green Paper, …

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Hammond at odds with Brexiteer MP

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has called for a fundamental change in ministers’ tone on Brexit, accusing UK negotiators of being “cowed by the EU”.The Eurosceptic backbencher said in a speech that “close alignment” with the EU after Brexit would be unacceptable.Chancellor Philip Hammond, meanwhile, has said he hopes the …

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Facebook and Google criticised by George Soros

The billionaire investor George Soros has criticised tech “monopolies” such as Facebook and Google, calling them a threat to democracy.At his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Soros warned that social media platforms were “obstacles to innovation”.He raised concerns about their power to shape people’s …

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President Trump predicts 'tremendous increase' in UK-US trade

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has predicted a “tremendous increase” in UK-US trade, after talks with Theresa May.He also said the US and UK were “joined at the hip” on military matters, while Mrs May said they stood “shoulder to shoulder” in facing shared …

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Russell Hume meat recall widens to hotels and retailers

More big firms have been caught up in the problems of meat supplier Russell Hume.Hilton Hotels said that a “small number” of its hotels have disposed of products from the meat supplier.Russell Hume is the subject of an investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).It says that none of …

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