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Sainsbury’s to publish price cut data if Asda merger goes ahead

Sainsbury’s has promised to publish an annual breakdown of the £1bn-worth of price cuts it has promised shoppers if it merges with Asda, as it scrambles to reverse the competition watchdog’s opposition to the £7bn deal.

Boeing’s 737 Max fleet 'will remain grounded for weeks

Boeing’s 737 Max 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for weeks at a minimum, US politicians said on Thursday, as flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane arrived in France.

Carphone Warehouse: are you entitled to compensation?

Up to 28,000 consumers who were mis-sold Carphone Warehouse’s Geek Squad mobile insurance and technical advice service could be due refunds after the company was fined £29.1m by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Patisserie Valerie accounts black hole now £94m, says KPMG

Forensic accountants now say the black hole in the accounts of fraud hit cafe chain Patisserie Valerie was as big as £94m – more than twice the size of previous estimates.......Thats a lot of cake.......

HMRC in line for £1bn windfall from Lehman Brothers collapse.......

More than a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the global financial crisis, the British taxman may be in line for a £1bn windfall.......I wonder if it will be shared out LoL

UK and other EU countries ban Boeing 737 Max planes after Ethiopia crash

A few problems for Boeing then........I don't think I would get on a 737 Max currently.......

Isas can spell big returns – if you pick the right type

If you are lucky enough to have accumulated decent savings, it’s the time of year to decide where best to deposit them and earn the most interest. Every year individuals can put £20,000 into an individual savings account but the deadline for doing so is 5 April – just 27 days away. And while some cash Isa rates at the big banks verge on the laughably bad (we’re looking at you, NatWest and Santander) you really can find 26% a year, guaranteed and protected, from a building society. More info here..... https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/mar/09/isas-can-spell-big-returns-if-you-pick-the-right-type

First gin made from discarded grapes to hit Tesco's shelves......

Gin made from old grapes.....who'd have thought.........The new Hyke gin – the first in the UK to be made from grapes grown to be eaten fresh – goes on sale at 300 Tesco branches later this month.

LK Bennett fashion chain collapses into administration.......

Not really sure I have ever seen such a shop......anyone else?

Booze cruise back in fashion as Britons stock up before Brexit.....

I remember booze cruises from the 70's LoL ....... heading back in time.........

Spread of bogus holiday villa websites prompts warning

Millions are lost each year by tourists falling victim to increasingly sophisticated scammers........Take care before booking somewhere......more info here https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/mar/03/holiday-booking-villa-fraud-scam

Pound hits 21-month high as Brexit delay looms...........

The pound has surged after Theresa May finally conceded that MPs should be given a vote on whether to extend Article 50, rather than crash out of the EU without a deal in a month’s time. Good news or bad news?

Facebook attacked over app that reveals period dates of its users

Facebook is battling fresh controversy on both sides of the Atlantic amid claims that it has been receiving highly personal data from third-party apps. Do you trust Facebook?

Amazon paid no federal tax for 2018 – but how much profit did it earn?......

Roughly $11.2bn ....... How does that work then? I earned a bit less than that, but paid much more tax.....

Just Eat shares slide as rival Uber Eats delivers cut in fees......

The share price of the meal delivery service Just Eat fell by more than 5% on Thursday after US competitor Uber Eats announced plans to cut the fees it charges restaurants, amid an intense battle for customers in the takeaway sector.

Regional airline Flybmi collapses .....

East Midlands carrier with 376 staff goes into administration and cancels all flights, anyone here have flights booked with them ?

Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition

Are people turning against Amazon.......

RBS warns of Brexit damage despite profits more than doubling

Royal Bank of Scotland has said Brexit uncertainty has “gone on far too long”, despite posting better-than-expected full-year profits and declaring new dividends that will boost government coffers by £1bn.

Calls for regulator to ensure access to cash after bank IT failures......

The government is facing calls for a new regulator to protect consumers’ access to cash, following several bank IT failures and thousands of cash machine and branch closures across the UK.
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