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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says the system for global postage charges puts the US at a disadvantage The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices. The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for […]

EBay files lawsuit against Amazon over ‘seller recruitment’

EBay files lawsuit against Amazon over ‘seller recruitment’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption EBay wants Amazon to stop trying to tempt sellers away from the auction site EBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the US retail giant of using illegal tactics to recruit sellers. It says Amazon representatives abused eBay’s internal email system to contact sellers – a violation of […]

Trump calls Federal Reserve ‘my biggest threat’

Trump calls Federal Reserve ‘my biggest threat’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump named Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve US President Donald Trump has escalated his war of words against America’s central bank, calling the Federal Reserve his “biggest threat”. The remarks, made in an interview with US media outlet Fox Business, follow the president’s repeated criticism of the […]

US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU

US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU

Image copyright Getty Images The US has said it intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. It could take several months before the negotiations begin, it said. The move is part of US President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape trade policies to support his “America First” agenda. It […]

The loss of the great romantics

The loss of the great romantics

Image copyright Getty Images The majority of those tricked in “rom-cons” after meeting people on dating sites lost more than £2,000, research by Barclays suggests. Fraud experts have said that thousands of people have lost millions of pounds in online dating scams. Barclays found those aged 45 to 64 were most likely to be victims, […]

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief won’t attend Saudi event

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief won’t attend Saudi event

Image copyright Getty Images IMF managing director Christine Lagarde will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh, as global concern over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist grows. A spokesperson said Ms Lagarde’s planned trip to the Middle East “is being deferred”. She becomes the latest high-profile name to pull out of the event dubbed […]

Love Island breast enlargement ad banned

Love Island breast enlargement ad banned

Image copyright MYA An ad for breast enlargement at a cosmetic surgery clinic shown during ITV’s Love Island has been banned by the advertising watchdog. The ad for MYA, shown in May, June and July, depicted young women posing, dancing and laughing around a swimming pool, on a beach and on a boat. Its voiceover […]

UK’s railway stations with most train delays revealed

UK’s railway stations with most train delays revealed

Image copyright N Chadwick/Geograph Image caption Manchester Oxford Road took the “undesirable crown” of being worst, Which? said Ten of Britain’s busiest railway stations have seen over half of all train services delayed by a minute or more this year, research has revealed. Manchester Oxford Road had the least punctual services, with 68% delayed. Data […]

Ford boss warns on ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit

Ford boss warns on ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit

Ford’s European boss has said a no-deal Brexit “would be pretty disastrous” for British industry and could affect the company’s future in the UK. Steven Armstrong said he was “still confident” a tariff-free frictionless trade deal would be done. But he told the BBC that a no-deal outcome would “force us to think about what […]

Would you trust an auto-switching site for life?

Would you trust an auto-switching site for life?

Image copyright Getty Images Energy switching services help consumers find a gas and electricity supplier by automatically switching them to the best deal. They’ve been around for a couple of years, but now a giant comparison site – GoCompare – is getting in on the act. The company claimed its Weflip service will “automatically keep […]