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Hotel Chocolat pays £4 for beauty firm Rabot 1745

2 hours 54 min ago
The confectioner pays less than its cheapest box of chocolates for full control of the joint venture.
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Morrisons' share price soars 30% on takeover offer

3 hours 17 min ago
The supermarket has rejected a proposal from a US private equity firm valuing the firm at £5.5bn.
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Apple Daily: HK pro-democracy paper could 'shut within days', says adviser

9 hours 34 min ago
It comes after 500 officers raided the paper and froze HK$18m worth of assets linked to the company.
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New season tickets go on sale for part-time commuters

13 hours 25 min ago
Passengers who travel to work two or three days a week now have the option of a flexible monthly ticket.
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Post Office scandal: 'I just forgot how to laugh'

14 hours 24 min ago
Anjana and Baljit Sethi ran two successful Post Office branches - then they fell victim to the Horizon scandal.
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Online shopping trend makes warehousing hot property

14 hours 25 min ago
The logistics industry has been building at breakneck speed, but we still haven't reached "peak shed".
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McDonald's to hire 20,000 staff and open 50 outlets

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 16:42
The burger giant's UK and Ireland boss tells the Sunday Telegraph it is becoming "harder to recruit".
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Shipping disruption: 'We're doing our best - but this is crippling'

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 00:33
Disruption in the shipping industry is creating a shortage of goods - and consumers face higher prices.
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US private equity firm considers bid for Morrisons

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:03
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has 28 days to formally bid for the UK's fourth-largest supermarket group.
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Can old traditions and tech help Singapore reach zero waste?

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 00:09
Singapore sees its traditional rag and bone collectors as key to its sustainability plans.
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Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 22:29
A firm making wire fairy sculptures has been hit by scammers using adverts on the social media network.
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Some furloughed workers do not want to return, Andrea Leadsom says

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 22:25
But the ex-business secretary says there is also a mental health issue, with some fearful of returning.
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Coronavirus: Setback for EU in legal fight with AstraZeneca

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 17:40
But the drug-maker faces hefty fines if it fails to supply doses of Covid-19 vaccine over the summer.
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Bloomsbury staff must be vaccinated before office return

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:00
The Harry Potter publisher will require all staff to be vaccinated before they return to offices.
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'We can't go on our much-needed cruise'

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 14:06
Passengers react after MSC Cruises overbooks trips ahead of postponed Covid restriction lift.
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Retail sales fall in May as shoppers dine out

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 08:50
The reopening of hospitality firms saw food sales drop, but people spent money on outdoor furniture.
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TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:07
China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.
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US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against chocolate firms

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:50
In their lawsuit, a group of men say they were forced to work on cocoa firms in Ivory Coast.
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Music fans still holding tickets to thousands of postponed shows

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:41
The latest four-week delay to unlocking restrictions has pushed an additional 5,000 gigs into doubt.
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How market research reveals what you really think

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:37
By sifting and analysing huge amounts of data, market researchers say they can find out what's on your mind.
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