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Budget 2016: Services at risk as business rate cut reduces town hall ... - The Independent


The Independent

Budget 2016: Services at risk as business rate cut reduces town hall ...
The Independent
Hundreds of thousands of small shops and firms will no longer have to pay business rates from April next year in a move that critics warn could lead to further ...

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Macy's sees drop in third-quarter sales

US department store firm Macy's has said it is cutting its profit outlook for the year after a drop in sales in the third quarter.

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Belfast businesses vote to become a Business Improvement District - Belfast Telegraph


Belfast Telegraph

Belfast businesses vote to become a Business Improvement District
Belfast Telegraph
In the last decade more than 200 BIDs have been established across the UK. A vote, which was conducted by the Electoral Reform Services this month and announced on Friday evening at The Ivory, showed that 84% of city centre businesses were in favour ...

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Tata Steel job cuts: Industry is 'in crisis' - BBC News


The Guardian

Tata Steel job cuts: Industry is 'in crisis'
BBC News
The steel industry is "in crisis" and needs "life-saving surgery", the director of UK Steel has warned. Gareth Stace has called on Business Secretary Sajid Javid to honour promises he has made to address some of the challenges facing the industry. It ...
Tata Steel to axe 1200 jobs in the UKThe Guardian
Tata Steel 'set to cut 1200 jobs'BBC News
Business Secretary: 'No magic bullet' for UK steel industryITV News
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Fed believed US could handle rate rise

Federal Reserve minutes revealed it believed that the US economy could have coped with an interest rate rise.

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