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Trade war escalation 'to cost households £656 a year'
The average US household will be left $831 (£656) worse off as a result of the latest hikes in tariffs on Chinese goods in the nations' trade war, according to economists.
Mothercare sees 'improving UK trends' as losses leap
Mothercare has reported a 20% leap in losses for its last financial year but says it is now starting to see "improving trends" in its core UK market as it continues attempts to transform the business.
Old Mutual suspends boss over 'breakdown in trust'
The financial services firm Old Mutual has suspended its chief executive Peter Moyo, citing a "breakdown in trust".
Triton flies in with offer for Thomas Cook’s Nordic arm
One of Europe's largest buyout firms has approached Thomas Cook Group about a takeover of its Nordic airline and tour operator that could help the British company improve its fragile financial outlook.
Sir Philip Green accused of 'grabbing women's breasts and bottoms', says Labour peer
Hundreds of grievance cases were raised against Sir Philip Green for slapping women's bottoms and grabbing their breasts, a Labour peer has claimed.
The Body Shop owner Natura snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal
The owner of The Body Shop, Natura, is snapping up direct-selling cosmetics firm Avon in a deal that values the UK company at £1.6bn.
B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle
Discount goods retailer B&M says it is planning to open 50 new stores this year as its emphasis on value attracts wary shoppers.
520 jobs at risk as Sir Philip Green plans 23 store closures
Sir Philip Green is on course for a fresh clash with regulators after his Arcadia retail empire launched a rescue plan which would see 23 stores shut and its pension scheme contributions slashed.
Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more in supermarkets
Using a mobile phone while in the supermarket increases what customers spend by 41% on average, according to new research.
British Steel collapses with 25,000 jobs at risk
British Steel has been placed into compulsory liquidation, putting up to 25,000 jobs at risk.