Image copyright Getty Images Tesco has made changes to its Clubcard loyalty scheme – dropping the value of some rewards and raising some others. Shoppers collect points for money spent with the supermarket giant and these then become vouchers which can be used for things such as restaurant meals. Some…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m…

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Stop squeezing so hard Squeezing out every last dollar from a relationship will leave it sour and dry. That goes whether the relationship is between a company and its workers, a company and its customers, or a company and its suppliers. It’s a two-dimensional, flat, and antagonistic relationship. It’s also frequently…

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who recently lost his job at Breitbart News in the wake of a public spat with President Donald Trump, has also lost the support of most Trump voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Roughly two-thirds of Trump voters now view Bannon unfavorably, with just 13…

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Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The bite of rat-borne fleas infected with the bubonic plague has been blamed for disease transmission during the medieval pandemic Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford used the show to unveil its new Ranger 2019 pick-up truck Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA fire in Shepherd’s Bush in London began with a faulty tumble dryer The saga over millions of fire-risk tumble dryers has exposed a wider failure in the UK’s product safety system, according to MPs. Whirlpool’s response to the defect affecting 5.3…

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Image copyright Reuters Thousands of small firms working for failed construction giant Carillion are waiting to learn if they will be paid, amid growing fears some could close. Carillion used an extensive network of sub-contractors and local suppliers, paying them almost £1bn a year, according to its latest annual report….

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