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British Steel future hanging in the balance

Anxious workers in Scunthorpe are waiting to hear the fate of the UK's second-biggest steel maker.

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TalkTalk data breach customer details found online

Personal details for 4,545 TalkTalk customers stolen during a 2015 data breach are accessible online.

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Maternity rights bill could make things worse, campaigner says

Politicians want to extend women's legal protection against being made redundant when going back to work.

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What went wrong at Jamie's Italian?

Stretched staff, cavernous premises and the curse of the coupon.

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Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Nike and Adidas are among 173 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers.

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Urban Outfitters to rent out clothing

The retailer is launching a monthly subscription service for fashionistas who are happy to share.

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Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapse costs 1,000 jobs

The UK celebrity chef says he is "devastated" as his restaurant group goes into administration.

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British Steel should be nationalised, urges Labour

The UK's second-biggest steel maker has been seeking £75m in government backing to help it stay afloat.

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Holidaymakers hit as pound slides

As half-term holidays loom, the pound fell below $1.27 for the first time since January.

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Electric cars not attractive for most people in the UK

Just one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years, a study finds.

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Tesco Bank to pull out of mortgage market

The bank blames "challenging market conditions" for its decision to stop offering new mortgages.

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Millions lost in 'celebrity-backed scams'

Celebrity influencers are being used to promote crypto-asset or currency trading schemes which are scams.

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Premier League clubs 'fail to cash in on stadium rights'

Teams are missing out on £142m, with Man United's ground the most valuable asset, a report says.

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Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

A dispute over Huawei has escalated with implications for the firm, the tech sector and consumers.

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How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

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Are barcodes the way to protect dementia patients?

How technology and community support is keeping people with dementia in Japan safe.

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The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts

AI-powered advertising copywriters are coming, but can they be taught to be as inventive as humans?

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'The bullying got worse and worse and I snapped'

How a troubled childhood gave investor Guy Hands the drive to succeed in life.

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What are the EU rules about state aid?

What does the EU say about state aid and could Brexit make it easier?

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