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How to check if Black Friday deals really are cheaper

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's time for that seasonal debate once again: Are so-called Black Friday bargains all they are cracked up to be?Research from the consumer group Which? suggests that most products are actually cheaper at other times of year.But the website Trusted Reviews said that Black Friday can indeed be the best time to buy many products, particularly tech items.As a result it is advising consumers to
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Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank listings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.The US firm said it made the decision because settlements were at the "core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians".The move has been welcomed by Palestinians but Israel has called it "shameful" and threatened legal action.The West Bank settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel
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Wall Street sees red as tech shares plunge

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Shares in some of the world's largest technology stocks plunged on Monday, dragging the Nasdaq down almost 3% to drive a wider market sell-off.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.75% in mid-afternoon trading while the S&P 500 index dropped 1.7%.The declines were driven by Apple and Facebook.Investors dumped stock on fears of a slowdown in iPhone sales as well as continuing tensions over trade between
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Carlos Ghosn: Renault-Nissan’s relentless ‘cost killer’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP In Japan, Carlos Ghosn's hero status was so big that his life was serialised in one of the country's famous cartoon comic books.That was in 2001, when his revival of the ailing Nissan had barely begun and when the idea of a foreigner running one of Japan's venerable companies was met with curiosity and bafflement.But Renault, which had bought a large stake in Nissan two years
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Why industry can combat climate change

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters A new report on the potential of heavy industry to combat climate change offers a rare slice of optimism.Sectors like steel, chemicals, cement, aviation and aluminium face a huge challenge in cutting carbon emissions.But a group including representatives from business concludes it is both practical and affordable to get their emissions down to virtually zero by the middle of the next century.The report's been described as
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What has happened to Woolworths’ stores 10 years after closure?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA It is 10 years since former UK High Street favourite Woolworths closed its stores for good.Woolworths sold many goods, including toys, kitchen and dining equipment, gardening supplies and pick-and-mix sweets, and was one of the country's oldest and most most ubiquitous chains. However, it had become laden with debt, and at the time it collapsed it owed £385m. Its demise left 27,000 out of a job,
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Consumers ‘wrongly’ told they do not have PPI

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Banks are being accused of giving wrong information to customers looking to get compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). The accusation has been made by the Alliance of Claims Companies - a trade body for claims management companies.It said a number of customers had been incorrectly told by their bank that they never had a PPI policy.In response, the banks said that information given
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Nissan plans to oust Carlos Ghosn over ‘misconduct’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos Ghosn is head of the Alliance, which includes Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Japanese car giant Nissan has proposed removing chairman Carlos Ghosn from his post over financial misconduct claims. The firm said it had been conducting an internal investigation for several months which showed Mr Ghosn had been under-reporting his pay. "Numerous other significant acts of misconduct" including "personal use of company
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‘Tulip’ tower planned for London’s skyline

[ad_1] Image copyright Foster + Partners Image caption The building will be the tallest skyscraper in London's financial district London's had the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie and now, if the plans are approved, a new tower called the Tulip will join the skyline.At 305 metres high, it is set to be the City of London's tallest skyscraper and just one metre shorter than the Shard, which
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TSB appoints Debbie Crosbie as new boss after IT fiasco

[ad_1] Image copyright TSB TSB has appointed Debbie Crosbie as its chief executive, replacing Paul Pester who resigned in September after this year's IT meltdown at the bank.In April, almost two million customers lost access to online banking services after the bungled introduction of a new computer system.Ms Crosbie will join TSB in 2019, after 20 years at Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group (CYBG).She is also currently deputy chief executive