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Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new UK centre

Sky News / Business

Amazon is continuing its investment in the UK, with the online retail giant unveiling plans for a new distribution centre near Bristol which will create 1,000 new permanent jobs.

14

Thieves steal 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate

Sky News / US News

German police have warned anyone with a sweet tooth who may be offered large quantities of chocolate to report it after thieves made off with 20 tons of Nutella and other treats in a stolen lorry trailer.

Govt wants no physical changes to Irish border

Sky News / UK

No border posts or physical monitoring should be installed at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Government said as it unveiled plans for one of the most contentious Brexit issues.

12

Walnut Whip without the walnut? Whatever next?

Sky News / Business

"Walnut Whip without the walnut? Whatever next?" - one Twitter user exclaimed.

11

Employment at record high - but wages still weak

Sky News / Business

The UK's jobless rate hit its lowest level since 1975 - but average earnings continued to lag behind inflation in the three months to June, official figures show.

08

Billing errors cost energy customers £102m

Sky News / Business

Billing blunders by energy firms cost customers more than £102m last year, figures reveal.

Tuesday, Aug 15

23

UK plans 'frictionless' Brexit Ireland border

Sky News / UK

The Government is set to outline how it hopes to maintain a "frictionless and seamless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic when the UK leaves the customs union.

20

TPG faces the music over $10bn Spotify float

Sky News / Business

One of the world's biggest private equity firms risks missing out on a potential post-flotation surge in the value of Spotify, the digital music platform.

18

Brexit: Less red tape, more red white and blue tape

Sky News / Business

News that the UK will seek to maintain its existing customs union arrangements with the EU for a transitional period after Brexit will be welcomed by big business.

Fantasy or real deal? Reaction to customs plan

Sky News / Politics

An EU official called it "fantasy", a Cabinet minister branded it "ambitious" and a Labour MP slammed it as "incoherent".

17

Why Netflix could win the war against Disney

Netflix has poached Disney's most successful showrunner in a move that could signal a shift in the balance of power.

BT hanging up 20,000 phone boxes by 2022

Sky News

BT is to scrap half of the UK's remaining 40,000 telephone boxes during the next five years.

15

RBS to cut 880 IT jobs in London, says Unite

Sky News / Business

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 880 IT jobs by 2020, Unite has said.

14

Man falls to his death at London Stock Exchange

Sky News / Business

A City worker has died after plunging from an upper floor balcony of the London Stock Exchange.

YouTube 'deleted Syrian war crime evidence'

Sky News / Technology

YouTube has been criticised for deleting video evidence relating to potential war crimes in Syria as part of its work to remove terrorist content and propaganda from the platform.

UK hopes to strike new deals in Brexit transition

Sky News / US News

Ministers hope they will be able to negotiate and complete trade deals with other countries during any Brexit transitional period.

13

New bid to reclaim £14bn for Mastercard users

Sky News

A fresh bid to secure compensation for up to 46 million Mastercard customers is being revived.

12

Four arrested over Game Of Thrones leak

Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode of Game Of Thrones before it aired in the country.

11

Inflation holds - but rail fares are going up

Sky News / Business

The rate of inflation remained unchanged in July at 2.6%, led by a drop in fuel prices.

Fewer people moving to seek their fortune

Sky News / Business

The proportion of people relocating within the UK for a new job has fallen by 25% since the turn of the millennium, a study reveals.

09

Quitting boss encapsulates American Dream

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Kenneth Frazier, the Merck chief executive who has resigned from President Trump's Manufacturing Council, has an inspiring story that encapsulates the American Dream.

CEO becomes third Trump adviser to quit in 48 hours

Sky News / US News

The chief executive of tech giant Intel is the latest high-profile figure to quit a group that advises the Trump administration.

Monday, Aug 14

23

Davis wants two-year customs union after Brexit

Sky News / US News

A temporary customs arrangement with the EU will be "in both sides' interests" but any transition period should not exceed two years, the Brexit Secretary has said.

18

Telit boss quits amid fraud allegations

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Since it was founded in 1995, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) has been a home for some of Britain’s fastest-growing and most exciting companies, such as the online fashion retailer Asos.

Monarch owner seeks take-off with Alitalia

Sky News / Business

The investment firm which owns Monarch Airlines is weighing a surprise bid for parts of Alitalia, Italy's loss-making flag-carrier.

16

Trump condemns far-right groups over violence

Sky News

Donald Trump has condemned white supremacists and other hate groups following violent clashes in Virginia over the weekend in which a woman was killed.

Uber drivers allowed tips and waiting charges

Sky News / Business

Uber users will be able to leave drivers a tip via the ride-hailing company's smartphone app - but could also now be charged for keeping cabs waiting.

14

Japan's economy beats forecasts growing by 4%

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Japan's economy has enjoyed its longest unbroken run of growth in more than a decade, official figures reveal.

Standard Life Aberdeen £11bn merger complete

Sky News / Business

The £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management has been formally completed, establishing Europe's second-biggest fund manager.

13

Pay to rise by just 1% in next year - forecast

Sky News / Business

Wages are expected to rise by only 1% in the next year because of an oversupply of job applicants, according to a new forecast.