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Trump delays tariffs on car imports

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has delayed a decision on whether to impose tariffs on imports of cars and car parts. The White House has put back the decision by six months to allow more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan. Tariffs of up to 25% on imported […]

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‘Booth babes’ cause controversy at business show

Image copyright VLSAImage caption The VLSA stand at Business Show 2019 Whether it’s effective, inappropriate or both, some firms still use women in skimpy dresses to market their wares. Visitors to this week’s Business Show 2019 have expressed surprise and dismay that an exhibitor used “booth babes” to attract attention to their stand. The event […]

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EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs

Image copyright Reuters EasyJet’s chief executive, Johan Lundgren, has defended his airline’s high ticket prices to fly to Madrid for the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June. Football fans complained to BBC Radio 5 live that flights around that date cost £1,000 instead of £250 normally. But Mr Lundgren said the […]

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Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier

Image copyright Getty Images Online giant Amazon has announced a big investment in food courier Deliveroo. The exact figure was not given, but Amazon is the biggest investor in Deliveroo’s latest round of fund raising, which in total raised $575m (£450m). Deliveroo said it would use the money for international expansion, improving its service and […]

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Uber drivers strike over pay and conditions

Image caption Union organiser Lydia Hughes joined Uber drivers in their strike Hundreds of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow have staged a protest against the firm. They will be joined by drivers in the US cities of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington DC in striking […]

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KPMG fined £5m over Co-operative Bank audit

Image copyright Getty Images KPMG has been fined £5m and “severely reprimanded” after admitting misconduct in its 2009 audit of Co-operative Bank. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said KPMG’s bad auditing came in the wake of Co-operative Bank’s merger with building society Britannia. It said the firm’s deficiencies included “failures to exercise sufficient professional scepticism”. […]

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CEO Secrets: ‘Buying a beer gave me my big break’

Stephen Allan, global head of MediaCom, explains how an unusual tactic gave him his big break in the advertising industry. Produced, filmed and edited by Dougal Shaw See more at CEO Secrets. You can also follow the series on the BBC News app by adding the topic ‘CEO Secrets’ in My News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48137501

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Google ads promote firms charging extra for services

Image copyright Getty Images Google says it will investigate examples of adverts leading search results for companies offering to carry out a service for a higher fee than the official channels. For example, a search for the term “driving licence application” in the UK led to a firm charging £49 ($64) for a change of […]