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Tesco reports 6% profit fall

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Tesco is living up to its “You shop, we drop” line, as it faces an uphill struggle to hang on to customers due to rival retailers taking market share.

The Palace of Westminster may close for renovations, requiring a move to Birmingham or Stratford

MPs confident of sustainable growth ahead of 2015 election

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A survey of 150 MPs has revealed an upbeat outlook for the economy in the 12 months ahead of the next general election. Data collected by polling and research firm ComRes shows that 75% of MPs expect economic growth to continue into 2015, and 66% think that unemployment will fall in the next 12 months.

Final Demand

Energy firm npower receives red “final notice” and fine from customer

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A disgruntled customer successfully turned the tables on his energy firm, issuing npower with a red “final notice” and an accompanying fine over unreturned payments.

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Google buys drone manufacturer

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Internet behemoth Google has announced the purchase of New Mexico firm Titan Aerospace. The company makes high altitude drones that Google hopes it can use to bring the internet to some of the world’s most remote areas.

Heartbleed bug

Mumsnet user data stolen by hackers using Heartbleed bug

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Parenting website Mumsnet, which has more than one million members in the UK, has been hit by hacking bug Heartbleed.

Saving the economy

UK inflation fell to 1.6% in March

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

UK inflation fell to 1.6% in March, its lowest rate since October 2009.

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Data, technology & computing

Todd Latham: The top 5 FinTech start-ups to watch out for

Tue, 15 Apr 2014

The Currency Cloud’s VP gives us his picks for this super-hot tech niche

Busy Heathrow airport

Shruti Tripathi: Political dithering has made Heathrow lose its place as world's busiest airport

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Why is the UK dragging its feet? Asks our Associate editor

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Sophie Hobson: Cameron has appointed the first Asian man to the cabinet, but it is still dangerously undiverse

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Sophie Hobson

The PM must learn from business and rethink his overwhelmingly white, male and Oxbridge-educated cabinet, says our editor

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock MP: 4 alternatives for business finance

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills minister explains the avenues open to businesses

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SECURING BRITAIN'S GROWTH: By Richard Branson, Boris Johnson, Martha Lane Fox, Kelly Hoppen & more business champions

Thu, 3 Apr 2014

London business leaders on turning the nation into an economic powerhouse

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Starting a business? Tell us why you deserve a free place to join our start-up advice roundtable on Thursday 8 May

Thinking of starting up, or just started a business? Looking to get hands-on advice and face-to-face insights from entrepreneurs who have been there and done it?

Charlie Marshall

Meet the "loafer" who's built a £20m bed business in five years

By Shruti Tripathi

Loaf founder Charlie Marshall on growing his company on average 80% each year

David Beckham Car

David Beckham to sell posh BMW on Auto Trader

By Harry Cockburn

Former England Captain David Beckham has put his luxury BMW convertible up for sale on vehicle listings service auto Trader.

Drugs being cut up with credit card

More people are going online to buy legal and illegal drugs – and the UK is leading the trend

By Sophie Hobson

A higher proportion of drug users in the UK has bought drugs online than any other of the 43 nations questioned in a new survey.

Tom Kerridge

Forget the horses - it's the food that makes a day at Ascot unforgettable

By Sophie Hobson

Royal Ascot is all about Michelin-starred chefs and Mad Hatter’s tea parties - and apparently there’s some racing too

London air pollution

3,389 deaths in London linked to poor air quality, new figures reveal

By Shruti Tripathi

A total of 3,389 Londoners over the age of 25 died due to pollution-related illnesses in 2010.

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