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M&S closures: A tale of two stores

Seven M&S stores will close their doors on Saturday across England and Wales, part of the wider closure programme of 100 stores.Shopping firms across the country are having to adapt to our new habits as consumers.Business reporter Emma Simpson visits the Midland Road store in Bedford which is closing, and a new breed of store…
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Could high-flying drones power your home one day?

Image copyright Makani Image caption Makani's unmanned tethered drone soars high while its propellers generate electricity A growing number of companies believe using tethered kites and drones is a viable way to harness the stronger and more consistent high-altitude winds. Could this tech release wind power's full potential, or will it always remain a niche…
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Peer-to-peer rewards: ‘Why I tip my colleagues at work’

Image copyright Becky Thornton Image caption Becky Thornton "We normally tip around £2, but if someone does something really good, then they might get a fiver. It's a really tangible way of saying, 'You know what, I really liked that.'"Becky Thornton is one of a growing number of UK workers whose bosses have introduced "peer-to-peer…
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US jobless rate at lowest since 1969

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level for more than 49 years in April, according to official figures.The jobless rate fell from 3.8% to 3.6%, the US Labor Department said, the lowest since December 1969.However, the fall was due to a large number of people - 490,000 - leaving…
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Crossrail: 'Unrealistic timeframe' caused delays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new £17.6bn railway across London was due to open in December 2018 Crossrail was driven over its budget and beyond its schedule after bosses clung to an unrealistic opening date, the public spending watchdog said.Decisions were driven by a desire to meet the December 2018 deadline for the…
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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor convicted in US opioid case

Image copyright Getty Images The founder of Insys Therapeutics John Kapoor has become the first pharmaceutical boss to be convicted in a case linked to the US opioid crisis.A Boston jury found Kapoor and four colleagues conspired to bribe doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers, often to patients who didn't need them.The former billionaire was found…