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Trump's China tariffs could be imposed in June

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption If the US moves ahead with tariffs, China has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on US items such as soybeans The White House has said it will impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese imports “shortly” after mid-June. Critics had accused the administration of going soft on China after […]

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Exotic mushrooms help Kashmir

In the troubled region of Kashmir, a flashpoint between India and Pakistan, people have had to carve out a living despite it being heavily militarised. But now a rare type of mushroom is giving locals a chance to boost their fortunes. Produced by Yogita Limaye, Jaltson AC and Vishnu Vardhan Source link

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Ivanka Trump wins trademarks for products in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ivanka Trump is an adviser to her father, the president, as well as a businesswoman Ivanka Trump has won several new trademarks for her products in China, according to official documents. The products registered by Ivanka Trump Marks LLC reportedly include bathmats, textiles and baby blankets. The timing has […]

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Dixons Carphone shares dive on profits warning

Image copyright Dixons Carphone Image caption Dixons Carphone employs more than 42,000 people in nine countries Shares in Dixons Carphone have sunk by nearly 20% after it warned of a sharp fall in profits this year. The mobile phone and electrical goods retailer also said it would close 92 of its more than 700 Carphone […]

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Pret A Manger sold to private equity firm JAB

Image copyright Getty Images UK sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger is to be sold by its private equity owners Bridgepoint to Luxembourg-based JAB Holdings. The two firms did not say how much JAB was paying, although one report put the value of the deal at £1.5bn. Pret A Manger opened in London in […]

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How Starbucks hopes to end staff racism

The coffee chain is giving all its US staff “unconscious bias” training after protests against the treatment of black customers at some of its stores. But how do such courses identify biases, and then try to change behaviour? We went to a training session for charity workers held in Richmond, Virginia, to find out. Video […]

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Bitter on Twitter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When angry customers take to Twitter you’re already losing the PR battle These days disgruntled customers can vent their spleen on social media instantly, but many companies are not handling these platforms properly, experts say. So what are the dos and don’ts of social media customer relations? There are […]

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Financial high

Image caption Legal cannabis farmer Lars Havens In the blistering heat of the Coachella desert, armed security guards ensure there are no unwanted visitors at a gated industrial complex. The smell is a giveaway before you step inside the nondescript buildings. With dozens of fans whirring, and under bright lights, Lars Havens shows us thousands […]

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Have we reached peak prosecco?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s thirst for prosecco may seem unquenchable, but one firm has warned slowing sales mean it could be nearing its peak. Last year, sales of sparkling wine in the UK rose by 5%, the smallest increase in six years, according to accountancy group UHY Hacker Young. The weakness of the […]