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B&Q and Moss Bros feel high street chill as shares plunge

Kingfisher, owner of B&Q, warned the UK outlook was "uncertain" as it reported declining demand at the chain for big ticket items such as kitchens - sending shares 10.7% lower by the close of trading

EU targets the likes of Facebook and Google with tech tax plan

The plans are aimed at bringing the rules up to date, as digital businesses face accusations of avoiding tax in countries where they operate but may not have a physical presence

Sky reveals 17.5% pay disparity between men and women

The company, which owns Sky News, said the main reasons for the disparity were that there are more men in senior positions as well as in higher-paying areas such as tech and digital

Goldman and Wellcome Trust team up for £1.2bn Network Rail bid

Sky News has learnt that Goldman and Wellcome Trust have lodged a joint offer for the portfolio of about 5,500 premises, which have been put up for sale to raise funds for rail infrastructure investment

Unemployment up but wage growth improves

It is the second month in a row the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported an increase in the jobless total - a rare setback in a broad trend of falling unemployment going back to 2011

Lloyd’s of London reports first loss in six years

The insurance market said it had paid out £4.5bn in major claims in 2017, more than double the previous year, resulting in a loss of £2bn - compared to a profit of £2.1bn in 2016

Carpetright plan to close stores in rescue deal

The beleaguered retailer, which employs 2,700 people in the UK, did not reveal the number of locations facing the axe though it has been suggested that around 100 are likely to be affected

Facebook chief to speak on Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘in the next day’

Pressure has been building on the social network's chief executive over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Payment app ends wait for restaurant bill at Wagamama

The restaurant chain says wagamamago enables customers who have downloaded the app to walk in to restaurants, order, eat and go

Troubled Carpetright scrambles to secure emergency funds

Sky News has learnt that the flooring chain, which trades from more than 400 shops across the country, was working on Tuesday night to secure more than £10m from prospective lenders


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