95258878 p04xl8x9 - Texas cattle rancher fears for future
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Texas cattle rancher fears for future

Texas cattle rancher Coleman Locke is concerned that farmers like him could be the losers if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his promise to renegotiate Nafta and possibly place tariffs on Mexico or other US trading partners. Mr Locke says the international market is vital for him. Source link

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UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3%

Image copyright AFP Inflation, as measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index, jumped to 2.3% in February – up from 1.8% in January. The rate is the highest since September 2013 and above the 2% target the Bank of England is charged with keeping inflation at. Rising fuel and food prices were […]

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K-Drama

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The man at the centre of the tussle: Lotte Group founder and patriarch Shin Kyuk-ho Four members of the powerful family behind the $81bn (£66bn) Lotte Group business empire have gone on trial in Seoul this week. Monday’s session was a rare reunion of Lotte’s 94-year-old founder Shin Kyuk-ho and […]

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Advertising control

Image copyright AWE 2017 Image caption Google’s Matthew Brittin: “We’re sorry, we take responsibility, and we’ll do better” One of the biggest challenges for advertisers right now is “to make sure your advert doesn’t end up next to a recruitment video for Isis”, says Matt Scheckner, founder of an advertising industry extravaganza being held in […]

95245757 p04xh9h7 - Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people
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Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people

Business jargon in job adverts is putting young people off applying for their first job, a charity says. Business in the Community asked 16 to 24-year-olds to rate entry level job adverts from 65 companies. More than half did not have a clear job description. BBC Radio 4 PM‘s Andrew Bomford asked Lauren Roberts, 20 […]

95246420 p04xhpym - No major currency problem for Scotland, says Mervyn King
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No major currency problem for Scotland, says Mervyn King

The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, says “Scotland certainly could be an independent country” and he does not see any major problems in terms of its currency. Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Lord King said the cost of borrowing for Scotland would go up if it decided to run a large […]

95244346 p04pzq2z - Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips
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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine’s annual rich list, Mr Gates’ fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett, up $14.8bn to $75.6bn. It was […]

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Pound slips on Article 50 date

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound slipped as the government said it would officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Sterling had risen against the dollar in morning trade, but the news that Article 50 would be triggered on 29 March sent it lower. The pound slipped […]

95238640 p04xgv3n - Meet Mumbai's Flipper and his six penguin friends
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Meet Mumbai's Flipper and his six penguin friends

Seven Humboldt penguins have gone on display at Mumbai’s main zoo, the first to be displayed in India in nearly two decades. The penguins were shipped in from South Korea last year, part of an effort to spruce up the zoo’s flagging image. It was a controversial move, not least because one of the penguins […]

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Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Image copyright AP Image caption Emma Watson stars in Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast has enchanted film fans on its opening weekend – taking $350m (£282m) around the world. The film took $170m (£137m) at North American box offices alone and broke a load of records in the process. It had the […]

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Blurred lines?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shipowners and traders meet in shipping agency Lloyd’s of London’s coffeehouse in 1863 Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet – I am still alive. But they […]