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Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

New figures show almost three in four small UK companies pay men more than their female workers.

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Lloyds hails 'landmark' after return to private sector

LLoyds Banking Group has reported strong full year profits in its first year as a private enterprise.

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Homebase owner Wesfarmers sees profits down 86.6%

The UK DIY chain is being overhauled and renamed Bunnings by Australian parent firm Wesfarmers.

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Walmart shares fall 10% as online sales slow

A slide in US online sales growth for the world's biggest retailer spooks investors.

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MPs send Brexit 'suggestions' to Theresa May

More than 60 Conservative MPs say the UK should be able to sign trade deals straight after Brexit.

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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

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Top City regulator used tax break scheme

The incoming head of the Financial Conduct Authority had to repay HMRC after tax scheme "error".

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KFC shortages to continue all week

The chicken chain says some outlets will be closed all week and others will have a reduced menu.

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Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

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'Secret' report into RBS published

MPs release an official report into an RBS unit accused of mistreating smaller businesses.

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Black Panther roars at the box office

The ex-First Lady congratulates the makers of the superhero film after a successful opening weekend.

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Scottish Budget calculator 2018

Will tax changes in the Autumn and Scottish Budgets leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

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Qualcomm boosts NXP bid as it resists Broadcom takeover

Qualcomm has made a new, higher offer for Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors.

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HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

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William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls

The Gambling Commission says 10 customers were able to deposit money linked to criminal offences.

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Carillion: Regulator was warned over pension deficit

The Pensions Regulators was alerted in 2010 and 2013 over the size of Carillion's pension deficit.

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Maplin in talks with potential buyers

The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.

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Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court

Pimlico Plumbers is challenging a ruling that a "self-employed" worker is entitled to basic rights.

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Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

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