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Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

2017-09-19 10:52:33| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Between April and June, 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work, a 2.2% fall.

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FTSE 100 opens flat but Ocado shares slide

2017-09-19 10:25:37| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The online grocer sees sales accelerate but says investment in a new distribution centre will increase costs.

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Ineos narrows options for new car plant

2017-09-19 10:17:48| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The firm considers the northeast of the UK and continental Europe for a 650m plant to build an off-road vehicle.

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French Connection sees losses narrow

2017-09-19 08:53:47| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The struggling fashion brand also appoints new independent directors after facing pressure from shareholders.

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Ten Network creditors accept CBS takeover bid

2017-09-19 08:39:05| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The US network beats a rival offer from Lachlan Murdoch to buy the struggling broadcaster.

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Conax secures CableVideo and Colsecor in Argentina

2017-09-19 08:30:23| Digital TV News

Conax (SIX:KUD:S) has announced two new wins in Argentina. Regional pay-TV operators CableVideo and Colsecor have all selected technology and services from Conax and regional partner, BOLD MSS, to drive expansion in Pay TV and multi-DRM content offerings.


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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

2017-09-19 08:29:49| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.

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Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

2017-09-19 06:43:03| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Flights have also been cancelled after a damaged pipeline disrupted supplies to the city.

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Pyramid selling

2017-09-19 01:15:17| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

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Slow drive?

2017-09-19 01:11:18| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

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