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Airline Flybmi files for administration

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‘Killer car seats’ sold online for £8

[ad_1] Image copyright Which? Children's car seats, dubbed "killers" by trading standards officers, have repeatedly appeared for sale on online marketplaces, Which? has warned.The consumer group said the fabric seats, which can cost as little as £8, offered almost no protection in a crash and were illegal to use in the UK.The online sites - Amazon, eBay and AliExpress - all said they had removed the seats from sale.But Which?
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The community that rejected Amazon

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon's dropped its plan to create a campus in a changing neighbourhood of New York after backlash A day after Amazon announced it would abandon controversial plans to build a new campus in New York City, the neighbourhood selected for the expansion was still in shock.At Manducatis Rustica, an Italian restaurant on the local high street that was established in 1977, people were
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US-China trade talks break up without a deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Trade talks between the US and China have broken up without a deal, with the US warning that "very difficult issues" remain unresolved.The talks in China this week were aimed at securing a new deal before further US tariffs are imposed on 1 March.China said negotiations would now continue in the US next week."We feel that we have to make headway on some very, very
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UK retail sales bounce back in January

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1% on the previous month, official figures showed.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1%, after falling by 0.7% in December, with discounts in clothing helping to boost sales. Compared with a year ago, retail sales were 4.2% higher in January.That was the biggest annual rise since December 2016.
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Hotel chain struggles to recruit EU workers

[ad_1] Image copyright Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has blamed a shortage of workers due to Brexit uncertainty for contributing to falling profits.The hotel chain reported a 28% fall in pre-tax profits to £106m for the 12 months to 31 December 2018, compared with the same period in 2017.It said Brexit concerns had affected its UK hotels, particularly in London.The hotel chain also blamed the US-China trade
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Sexual harassment: ‘I was terrified to report it’

[ad_1] Image copyright Shai Dolev Image caption Vault founders Neta Meidav (l) and Rotem Hayoun-Meidav believe there's "strength in numbers" When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, the #MeToo movement came along, kicked off by rape and sexual harassment accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.It quickly
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How the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea

[ad_1] Nowadays, the world spends close to $100bn a year on chocolate bars, making them one of the most popular snacks in history.But for centuries, chocolate had only been a drink. No one knew a way of making it into a solid food. That is until a 19th Century Englishman - Joseph Fry - worked out how to do it. Aaron Heslehurst now explains.Video producer: Jeremy Howell [ad_2] Source link
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Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Long Island City, where Amazon is planning expansion, is one of the fastest growing areas in New York Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York City, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians.The dramatic turnabout comes just months after the firm named New York City one of two sites selected for major expansion over the next decades.City