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US budget impasse sparks blame game

US budget impasse sparks blame game

Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes […]

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 Trump has spoken of his […]

Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust

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 annual report published in March, […]

Dixons Carphone boss leaves for Boots

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 for the Christmas period. Last […]

Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030

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 part in littering the environment and a responsibility to tackle the problem. The company, which markets 500 brands of fizzy drink, […]

Dignity cuts funeral prices amid growing competition

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 expectations. Dignity said it had […]

Amazon raises monthly Prime price in US

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 the change does not affect […]

Carpetright shares crash on profit warning

Carpetright shares crash on profit warning

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in floor coverings specialist Carpetright have plunged 40% after it warned that full-year profits would be much less than expected. It blamed the profit alert on a “sharp deterioration” in UK trade, with sales in the key post-Christmas period “significantly behind expectations”. Carpetright now expects profits to be between £2m […]

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

Image copyright PA The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. The $16bn (£11.5bn) deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates. Emirates is the only airline to have put the A380 […]

Santander boss named in RBS scandal

Santander boss named in RBS scandal

Image caption Nathan Bostock, pictured here in 2012, is now head of Santander The boss of one of the UK’s biggest banks has been named in Parliament as being responsible for RBS’s scandal-hit Global Restructuring Group (GRG). Nathan Bostock, who is now head of Santander UK, was named by the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince […]

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