BBC News - Business 13 December 2017

Sports Direct investors veto £11m payout to Ashley's brother

The retailer's shareholders have refused to back a payout to Mike Ashley's brother.

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Bank of England's PRA to remove gendered language

Chairman will be chair and "grandfathering" will no longer exist under plans by the regulator.

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Wage squeeze continues for British households

Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, lagging inflation for a seventh month.

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Newcastle takeover: Mike Ashley close to agreeing £300m deal to sell club

Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley is close to reaching a £300m deal with British businesswoman Amanda Staveley over the sale of the club.

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How Toni Mascolo gave hairdressing a makeover

Toni Mascolo, with his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century.

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Bank staff now alert police when a potential scam victim attempts to withdraw large sums of cash.

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Sheffield Uber suspension lifted by city council

Uber blamed a mix-up over addresses for its initial failure to respond to Sheffield City Council.

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Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 2020

Water bills in England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.

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Dixons Carphone profits fall on weak demand for mobiles

Phone sales tumble at the retailer as consumers hold onto their handsets for longer.

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'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search

Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.

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Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.

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