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Trump threatens further $100bn in tariffs against China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tit-for-tat moves have unsettled markets, but officials on both sides have also spoken out to soothe the volatility US President Donald Trump has instructed officials to consider a further $100bn (£71.3bn) of tariffs against China, in an escalation of a tense trade stand-off. These would be in addition […]

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New Scottish income tax system comes into force

Scotland’s new system of income tax rates and bands has come into force. The changes, which were signed off by MSPs alongside the Scottish government budget in February, will see many pay less tax, but some pay more. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said the new system is more progressive and will raise extra funding for […]

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How blue jeans became a million dollar idea

It’s estimated that on any one day, half the people on Earth are wearing blue jeans. No wonder: they’re hard-wearing, and they’ve come to be a symbol of youth and coolness. But who came up with this modern style of denim trousers? Aaron Heslehurst tells all. Video journalist: Jeremy Howell Source link

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Airbus builds a new super-transporter

Airbus is building a new super-transporter, the Beluga XL, an aircraft capable of carrying wings and other parts from its factories for assembly at its base in Toulouse. Airbus already has an existing aircraft but says with rising output it needs an ever bigger transporter. Source link

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US trade deficit widens in February

Image copyright Getty Images America’s trade deficit widened in February as its international trade hit a monthly record. The deficit was $57.6bn – the largest monthly gap between exports and imports of goods and services since 2008, the US Commerce Department said. The figures come as President Donald Trump tries a variety of tactics to […]

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Final gender pay gap figures revealed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGender pay gap: What do women think? Final gender pay gap figures for large companies in the UK have been revealed after the deadline expired for firms to report their findings. More than three-quarters of UK companies pay men more on average than women, BBC analysis of […]

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Entire contents of Heathrow Terminal 1 to be sold off

Image copyright CAGP Image caption You could be the lucky owner of this sign… and everything else inside Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 Items from baggage carousels to check-in desks are going under the hammer as the entire contents of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 is sold. Security scanners from the terminal, which was closed down in […]

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Superfast 5G mobiles are a step closer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phone companies have been bidding for 5G capability An auction of frequencies for the next generation of mobile phone networks has raised £1.36bn, says regulator Ofcom. Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three all won the bandwidth needed for the future 5G mobile internet services, which are not expected to be […]