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National Living Wage 'has not hit employment' - BBC News

National Living Wage 'has not hit employment' - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The National Living Wage has not affected employment, according to the body that monitors low pay.
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Asda sales tumble in third quarter - BBC News

Asda sales tumble in third quarter - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Supermarket Asda reports a big slide in sales in the third quarter following an even bigger fall for the previous three months.
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Oxford University to launch first online 'Mooc' course - BBC News

Oxford University to launch first online 'Mooc' course - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Oxford University announced its first "massive open online course" - or so-called Mooc - available to students anywhere in the world.
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Google hits back at EU claim over Android abuses - BBC News

Google hits back at EU claim over Android abuses - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Google rejects EU allegations that it abused market dominance of its Android phone operating system.
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Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says - BBC News

Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum estimates that globally women work 39 more days a year than men when unpaid labour is factored in.
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Artificial intelligence as a disruptive technology | Economics | tutor2u

Artificial intelligence as a disruptive technology | Economics | tutor2u | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The
rise of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to generate concerns. The latest furore emerged at the start of
this week. Researchers in the top ranked U
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Google Fiber broadband plan scaled back - BBC News

Google Fiber broadband plan scaled back - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Google scales back the expansion of its fibre broadband network, which it was rolling out in some US cities.
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Tesco and Unilever end price dispute - BBC News

Tesco and Unilever end price dispute - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The BBC understands Unilever gave some ground to resolve issues affecting the supply of leading brands including Marmite to Tesco.
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Tesco in dispute with Unilever over price rises - BBC News

Tesco in dispute with Unilever over price rises - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Popular products including Marmite and Pot Noodles are absent from Tesco shelves amid a dispute between the supermarket and supplier Unilever.
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William Hill in £4.5bn merger talks - BBC News

William Hill in £4.5bn merger talks - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Betting company William Hill is in talks to merge with the owner of poker websites Full Tilt and PokerStars in a £4.5bn deal.
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Samsung: Have 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7s burned the brand? - BBC News

Samsung: Have 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7s burned the brand? - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is going back on sale in South Korea following a safety recall.
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Inside story: the fashion labels that hire prisoners

Inside story: the fashion labels that hire prisoners | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
From the Mexican business making tattooed bags to a UK organisation selling embroidery to Stella McCartney, social enterprises are working with prisoners
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How Zara's founder became the richest man in the world - for two days - BBC News

How Zara's founder became the richest man in the world - for two days - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
How did a humble man from the Spanish coast briefly overtake Bill Gates as the world's richest man? By giving us what we want, when we want it.
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Sleep deprivation 'costs UK £40bn a year' - BBC News

Sleep deprivation 'costs UK £40bn a year' - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Sleep-deprived workers are costing the UK economy £40bn a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study.
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Amazon expands Morrisons grocery delivery deal - BBC News

Amazon expands Morrisons grocery delivery deal - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Amazon launches one-hour delivery of groceries sourced from Morrisons stores to selected postcodes.
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Singles Day: How China's Alibaba wants to change shopping - BBC News

Singles Day: How China's Alibaba wants to change shopping - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba is looking to change how people shop, but it has its challenges.
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Amazon drivers 'work illegal hours' - BBC News

Amazon drivers 'work illegal hours' - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Amazon delivery drivers often work "illegal" hours and get less than the minimum wage, it is claimed.
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M&S to close clothing and home stores in turnaround plan - BBC News

M&S to close clothing and home stores in turnaround plan - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
M&S is to close 30 UK clothing shops, convert dozens into food stores and exit markets abroad.
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Why banks could disappear in 20 years | Economics | tutor2u

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This short video report from Newsnight considers whether fin tech will provide enough creative destruction to challenge the commercial viability of the bankingo

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Snapchat heads for possible $25bn flotation - BBC News

Snapchat heads for possible $25bn flotation - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Snap Inc, the owner of messaging app Snapchat, moves closer to a share flotation as it chooses Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to underwrite the listing.
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Unilever and Tesco at loggerheads - BBC News

Unilever and Tesco at loggerheads - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Unilever's demand for a 10% rise in the wholesale price of many well-known brands has seen the UK's biggest retailer dig in its heels.
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JCB to leave CBI 'over Brexit stance' - BBC News

JCB to leave CBI 'over Brexit stance' - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The construction firm JCB has left the business lobby group, the CBI, reportedly because of its anti-Brexit stance.
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Price comparison sites to be probed by watchdog - BBC News

Price comparison sites to be probed by watchdog - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The Competition and Markets Authority plans to scrutinise the operation of price comparison websites, which allow consumers to compare products and services.
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Ofgem investigates 'E' energy supplier - BBC News

Ofgem investigates 'E' energy supplier - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
The energy supplier E is to be investigated by the regulator Ofgem for potentially misleading its customers.
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Morrisons and Amazon sign collection locker deal - BBC News

Morrisons and Amazon sign collection locker deal - BBC News | Y2 Micro: Business Economics and Labour Markets | Scoop.it
Morrisons is to install hundreds of Amazon lockers in its supermarkets this year, for the collection of items bought from the online retailer.
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