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Nike to launch high-tech hijab

Nike are launching a special hijab becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf designed for competition.

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UK recruiters report strongest hiring for a year

British businesses are hiring permanent staff at the fastest rate in a year and starting salaries have risen by the most in 11 months.

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Jaguar Land Rover advert pulled

The Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert by Jaguar Land Rover for encouraging unsafe driving practices.

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Annual house price growth slows

Annual British house price growth cooled to its weakest since July 2013 in February, according to figures from the Halifax.

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UK shoppers cut back on luxuries

British consumers are cutting back on non-essential spending as the impact of last year's Brexit vote pushes up the cost of their day-to-day shopping.

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PSA agrees to buy Opel

PSA has agreed to buy Opel from General Motors creating a new regional car giant to challenge market leader Volkswagen.

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Alphabet launches legal action against Uber

Alphabet Inc, Google's corporate parent, is suing Uber for alleged theft of trade secrets over driverless cars.

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BT extends deal for Champions League rights

BT has beaten Sky to win the right to broadcast Champions League matches for another three years in a 1.2 billion pound deal.

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Standard Life and Aberdeen agree merger

Investment managers Standard Life and Aberdeen have agreed an 11 billion pound merger that should save 200 million pounds a year in costs.

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One million Mercedes cars to be recalled after fires

Daimler AG has said it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide due to the risk of fire.

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Government set to refer Fox's Sky takeover

Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of Sky is likely to be investigated to see whether it is in the public interest.

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Failures highlighted in Great Western Railway improvements

Members of the Public Accounts Committee says the government must learn from 'serious failings' in the modernisation programme on the Great Western Railway.

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Uber loses driver court battle

Taxi app Uber has lost a court battle to stop plans for strict new rules on the need for its drivers to prove their reading and writing skills in English to operate in London.

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Snap Inc opens at $24 after pricing at $17 per share

Shares in the parent company of Snapchat have opened for trading on Thursday at $24 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Deadline for PPI set for August 29th 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced it's set a date of August 29th 2019 for PPI to be claimed.

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May says government is talking to Ford over job fears

Theresa May is to hold talks with Ford to find ways to ensure its engine plant in Wales remains part of the car producer's "success" in Britain after leaving the European Union.

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PepsiCo to close British plant threatening nearly 400 jobs

PepsiCo plans to shut a Walkers crisp factory in northern England putting almost 400 jobs at risk.

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Uber CEO says he must 'grow up' after a row with driver

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick admits he must grow up after a video of him getting into an argument with a driver was released online.

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Profit for the company behind Angry Birds after the movie

Mobile games & animation studio Rovio Entertainment recorded profits in 2016 as Angry Birds movie release helped boost its game sales

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UK house prices accelerate in February - Nationwide

​British house price rises unexpectedly picked up speed in February, recovering from the weakest month for more than a year in January.

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Further strike action in row over driver only trains

RMT members working for Southern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North have voted for strike action in the row over the future role of the guard on their services.

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