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Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new rise in the American economy. Here, six charts explore his relationship with US growth, the labour market and trade. 1. The American economy is growing Donald …

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Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust

Image copyright Getty Images Carillion’s collapse was for many people a bolt from the blue – a large UK company that had no obvious problems went bust in a little more than a year. Even the company’s directors seemed to have no idea what was about to happen. In the …

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Dixons Carphone boss leaves for Boots

Image copyright Dixons Carphone Image caption Dixons Carphone employs over 42,000 people in nine countries The chief executive of Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse is leaving to join High Street chemist Boots. Dixons Carphone confirmed the departure of its boss Sebastian James, just days before it reports its results …

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Hijab shampoo advert: L'Oreal model on 'game-changing' ad

A UK beauty blogger says she’s delighted to be part of a “game-changing” new campaign for shampoo that features her wearing a headscarf. Amena Khan is the first woman in a hijab to be part of a mainstream advert for hair care. She told Newsbeat: “It’s a platform for diverse …

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Web firms 'better' at hate speech removal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for …

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US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. …

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Amazon raises monthly Prime price in US

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon has raised the price of monthly Prime memberships in the US by $2 to $12.99 (£9.40), in a bid to push more people to an annual plan. The annual cost of Prime, which includes two-day shipping and video streaming, was unchanged at $99. Amazon said …

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Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Coca-Cola has announced a pledge to recycle a used bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030. Calling it a “massive global ambition” the firm admitted its role in littering the environment and responsibility for tackling the problem. It will also work towards …

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US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear if there are enough votes in the Senate to back this stopgap funding measure The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February – the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The …

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Dignity cuts funeral prices amid growing competition

Image copyright Getty Images Dignity, the UK’s only publicly-owned funeral business, is cutting the price of its “simple” funeral by 25% to just under £2,000 amid growing competition. It says this, and a freezing of prices for some other services, will mean profits for 2018 will be “substantially below” current …