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'Politicians should do more to save our High Streets'

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United runs a sprawling retail empire - including sportswear brands, House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, lingerie firm Agent Provocateur, luxury fashion chain Flannels - and major shareholdings in Debenhams and French Connection.With many bricks-and-mortar stores struggling due to a combination of rising rents…
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Will Opec defy Trump's call for low oil prices?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia is said to be leading the call for Opec members to cut production Initially it is difficult see what President Donald Trump and Usman Ahsan, a taxi driver in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, have in common.One is the leader of the US, with an estimated personal…
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Lyft prepares to list shares on stock market

Image copyright Reuters Ride-hailing firm Lyft has moved closer to listing its shares on the stock market by filing a draft registration with US authorities for an initial public offering (IPO).The firm said the number of shares to be offered and the price range had not yet been determined.However, Reuters news agency quoted sources as…
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The divorced entrepreneur who needed a spare room

Image copyright Jose Tutiven Image caption Rupert came up with the idea for the business due to his own struggles finding a decent room to rent in London The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Rupert Hunt, founder of flat-sharing website SpareRoom.When…
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'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

Image copyright Nicolas Axelrod Image caption Cambodia's clothing shipments to the EU accounted for 45% of all the country's exports last year Sao Run is worried that if the clothing factory where she works closes down she won't be able to feed herself and her son.A 34-year-old widow, she has spent almost 13 years making…
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Pampered pups: Is the 'pooch pound' out of control?

Image copyright Victoire Frencia Image caption Best of friends: Victoire Frencia reckons Kiwi eats better than she does The UK's known as a nation of dog lovers, but with ever more opportunities to spoil our best friends, is the "pooch pound" getting out of control?"Living the life of a wealthy, middle-class dog must be wonderful.…