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IMF: What is it and why does it matter?

Image copyright Getty Images/AFP The people charged with protecting the world's economy are meeting in Washington this week.The decisions made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) affect people around the world. But what is the IMF, why is it important, and what criticism does it face?What is the IMF?The IMF is an international organisation with…
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Banning out-of-hours email 'could harm employee wellbeing'

Image copyright Getty Images Banning staff from accessing their work emails outside office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a study suggests.University of Sussex researchers found while a ban could help some staff switch off, it could also stop people achieving work goals, causing stress.Companies are increasingly curbing email use to…
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Netflix warns of a 'headwind' as new rivals loom

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Stranger Things is one of Netflix's most popular shows Netflix has warned investors that it faces a "headwind" in coming months, as rivals such as Apple and Disney launch competing services.The forecast comes as the video streaming company is already seeing its membership growth slow.The firm added about 6.8 million…
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GM reaches 'tentative' deal with striking UAW workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GM chief Mary Barra (R) sitting across from leaders of the United Auto Workers union The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has announced a tentative deal with General Motors after weeks of negotiations and one of the longest strikes in the company's history.The four-year agreement, which would cover almost…
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Asda contract protesters deliver petition to Leeds HQ

Image caption The GMB union said Asda wants to introduce a "retail poverty contract" Asda workers protesting against a new contract have marched to the supermarket's headquarters to hand in a 23,000-signature petition.The petition was pushed through Leeds in a shopping trolley by objectors waving flags and blowing horns.Demonstrators fear they will be sacked if…
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My Money: 'BOOM, suddenly £14.99 less rich!'

Image copyright Olivia Davies My Money is a new series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they make. Here, Olivia Davies from Salford records her spending over a week, and shares how easy it is to spend money on clothes and make-up.We're looking for more people to share…