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GM settles hundreds of ignition switch lawsuits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Motors Co has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing

Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years

Hourly pay rates will rise to £8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be reduced. BBC News – Business

Exclusive: Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods – source

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Reuters: Business News

Oil’s drop could leave a stain on earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest

Building society’s account deadline axed

Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of August. BBC News – Business

Tech shares boost Nasdaq; energy stocks rebound

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by strength in technology stocks, while energy shares rebounded

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling

The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law. BBC News – Business

Tentative oil price recovery lifts energy stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks were poised to eke out slim gains for the week on Friday as a tentative recovery in oil prices spurred investors to hunt for bargains

Healthcare stocks jump after Republicans unveil plan; banks, staples slip

(Reuters) – The S&P healthcare index rose 1 percent on Thursday, hitting its fifth consecutive record close following the release of Senate Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, while financial and

HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed

Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail franchises. BBC News – Business

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