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Apple blames China as it cuts forecast

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China.In a surprise disclosure, the iPhone maker said it anticipated revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the three months to 29 December.In November it forecast sales of at least $89bn - a prediction that had…
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The place where you can smash up cars for fun

A company in the Netherlands is offering an alternative form of stress and anger management - a car smash up.Customers are provided with sledgehammers, bats and even golf clubs to take out their frustrations. But not everyone thinks it's the best way to relieve stress.Video journalist: Anna Holligan
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John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Lewis sales were boosted by last-minute Christmas Eve purchases Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier.The partnership includes both John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets.John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas…
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Rail fares rise 'kick in the wallet' after delays

Image copyright EPA Rail fares have increased by an average of 3.1% in England and Wales - and almost 3% in Scotland - despite a raft of issues on the network in 2018. The rail industry says 98p of every pound spent on a ticket is invested back into the network.But Wednesday's price hike was…
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Grayling defends no-deal Brexit ferry contract

Image copyright Getty Images Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended the government's choice of a UK company with no ships as one of the providers of extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Mr Grayling told the BBC he would make no apologies for "supporting a new British business".The firm, Seaborne Freight, won…
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The firm whose staff are all autistic

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An office environment can be very intimidating for autistic employees Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica, testing software and fixing bugs.On first inspection it seems like any other Los Angeles-based company, with tasteful art on the white walls…