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Disruption on first day of upgraded Waterloo

Commuters have vented their anger after disruption at London's Waterloo station and on the South Western network continued - despite the scheduled end to...

PPI scandal: The winners and losers so far

With the constant blizzard of emails, text messages and cold calls from the claims management companies, not to mention the barrage of television and...

Tilney gatecrashes £2bn wealth managers' deal

Wealth manager Tilney is trying to gatecrash a £2bn merger between two rivals by tabling a takeover bid for Smith & Williamson (S&W), further...

House price growth slows to 2.1% annual rate

House price growth continued to ease this month as the economic slowdown takes its toll on activity in the market, according to Nationwide. The building...

Rise in victims of uninsured drivers

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Farms of the future could fight food shortage

At street level, there's nothing special about this road in south-west London. But take a journey 33 metres underground, and you'll see something quite...

Uninsured driver victim numbers rise

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Majority 'still to claim' over PPI mis-selling

The majority of people mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) may not yet have made a claim for compensation, the regulator has said.A deadline of...

UK companies must publish pay ratios under new law

Companies will have to reveal how much more their chief executives are paid compared with the average employee, under a package of government reforms.Measures...

Investors threaten to hang up on Dixons chief

Leading shareholders in Dixons Carphone want directors to accelerate a search for its next boss after last week's shock profit warning wiped nearly a...

Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber has picked former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive to lead the firm out of a nearly year-long crisis. Mr Khosrowshahi...

Poisonous progress

Leaded petrol was safe. Its inventor was sure of it. Facing sceptical reporters at a press conference in October 1924, Thomas Midgley dramatically produced...

Mixed picture for BHS stores one-year after closure

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after the retailer fell into administration a year ago are still sitting empty, according...

Government career break returner schemes launched

Government schemes to help civil servants, teachers, social workers and health workers get back to work after a career break have been launched.The schemes...

Jeff Immelt of General Electric quits race to be Uber boss

General Electric chair Jeff Immelt has ruled himself out of the race to become the new boss of taxi service Uber.In a tweet, Mr...

Driverless cars put to the test

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