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Image copyright Alamy Image caption Popeye encouraged children to eat spinach in the 1930s. Should something equally creative be tried today? Advertisers are the experts at persuading us to eat burgers, crisps and fizzy drinks. But what if they tried to sell us something healthier? Popeye may be half the …

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Tesla and Nvidia shares fall amid driverless car doubts

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Tesla and California chipmaker Nvidia dove on Tuesday amid fresh worries about the promise of self-driving car technology. The concerns added to a wider technology sell-off that saw US markets reverse gains notched on Monday as fears of a global trade war receded. The …

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Great Ormond Street Hospital charity to keep Presidents Club cash

Image copyright John Stillwell/PA The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has said it will keep £530,000 in donations from the organiser of a scandal-hit dinner. The London hospital’s fundraising arm said it had reversed a decision to return the money collected from the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. It follows …

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Not a shaggy dog story

Image copyright Lily’s Kitchen Image caption Henrietta was inspired to set up the firm after her own dog Lily refused to eat her normal food There were times when Henrietta Morrison felt like giving up when trying to get her pet food idea off the ground. She knew the type …

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Raising Kane

Image copyright Getty Images The discovery and development of a potential multi-million pound footballer is never smooth or straightforward. But for professional clubs, finding a young gem who can go on to be a star player, or alternatively be sold at great profit, is good business. That is particularly true …

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2,000 jobs under threat at fashion chain

Image copyright Select About 2,000 jobs are under threat as another high street retailer faces tough trading conditions. The company that owns Select, a fashion chain aimed at young women, is seeking a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) that would allow it to slash rents. The chain has 183 stores in …

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James Packer: Resignation puts focus on 'high-flier' mental health

Image copyright Reuters Image caption James Packer is one of Australia’s most well-known business figures Australian billionaire James Packer has received much public praise since quitting his gaming empire due to mental health reasons. His resignation has also prompted discussion about mental health at the top of business. Mr Packer, …

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'Artpreneurs' are go!

Image copyright ASHLEY LONGSHORE Image caption Ashley Longshore’s art has been bought by Hollywood celebrities Buying a piece of art has long been considered an investment, of time as well as money, requiring visits to galleries and trips to auction houses. But technology is changing the way we interact with, …

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Moving home is 'becoming a rarity'

Image copyright Getty Images Homeowners are moving half as often as they did before the credit crunch, figures produced for the BBC suggest. Reasons include high house prices, stricter rules on getting mortgages and older people staying on in large properties. People used to move house roughly four times after …

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Workplace sexual harassment victims 'need better protection'

Image copyright Getty Images Victims of sexual harassment at work need better protection, the equality watchdog has said. The Equality and Human Rights Commission called upon ministers to take “urgent action” to tackle “corrosive” cultures. Its report said employers should be legally obliged to prevent harassment or victimisation after concluding …

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