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Google pledges $300m to support journalism and fight fake news

Image copyright Getty Images Google has said it will invest $300m in helping news organisations to fight fake news and grow their businesses. The search engine giant will also invest in new technological tools to enhance online news consumption. The firm, which some argue has taken advertising money away from …

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Facebook shares slip as scrutiny continues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook is under scrutiny Facebook shares continued to slide on Tuesday, amid ongoing furore concerning the use of data collected by the social network. The firm’s stock fell more than 5% in mid-day trading in New York, following a steep decline a day earlier. …

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Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers

Image copyright Getty Images The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year. This is a £15,000 – or 38% – rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015. The work and …

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Should social media stars face tougher advertising rules?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former reality TV star Stephanie Davis was warned she must clearly label ads on social media Social media stars could face tougher rules on advertising in posts, the regulator has said. The Advertising Standards Authority said online ads, such as those on Instragram, should …

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'I lost £250,000 on betting machines'

The maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals should be cut to £30 or less, the UK’s Gambling Commission has recommended. Currently people can bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on electronic casino games, such as roulette and blackjack. The Association of British Bookmakers has claimed that a £30 …

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Heaven can't wait: Church of England offers faster way to pay

Image copyright Sumup The Church of England is offering its members a faster way to pay – through contactless transactions or Apple and Google Pay. Over 16,000 churches will be able to offer the service for events including weddings, christenings, and fetes. The Church said it should appeal to younger …

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Rent-to-own firm pays redress to 37,000 customers

Image copyright Getty Images Rent-to-own firm PerfectHome has agreed to pay out a total of £2.1m, after concerns were raised about the unfair treatment of some of its customers. As many as 37,000 customers will receive an average of £57 each. An investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), found …

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Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices

UK consumer price inflation fell from 3% to 2.7% in February, the lowest figure since July 2017. The fall eases pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates – its next policy meeting is in May. Consumer price inflation hit a six-year high of 3.1% in November and …

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US retail giants ask Trump to reconsider China tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US retailers say tariffs against China would punish American working families A group of US retail giants including Walmart, Target and Costco has asked US President Donald Trump to reconsider imposing tariffs against China, saying they could hurt American families. The US is preparing …

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Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images “I came back to a load of photocopying,” says tax specialist Richard Cahill of his return to work at a major international company after the birth of his second child. “Basically they wanted to make the point that they weren’t happy with me,” he says of …

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