BBC News - Business 1 March 2018

Six reasons behind the high street crisis

Inflation and the rise of online shopping have left many retailers on the ropes.

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Sky brings Netflix on board

Netflix will be offered to Sky Q subscribers in a bid to tackle the threat posed by the streaming service.

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Gas supply fears as cold snap continues

National Grid warns it may not have enough gas to meet overall UK demand on Thursday.

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UK house prices fell in February, Nationwide says

Average UK property prices in February were 0.3% down on the previous month, the building society says.

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Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

In a Reddit thread, the Microsoft founder expresses his concerns about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

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Carpetright shares plunge on new profit warning

The retailer's shares sink by a quarter as it says it is in talks with its banks amid "difficult" trading.

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Deadlines loom for first home Isa savers

Time is running out for savers to transfer existing funds from a Help to Buy Isa into a Lifetime Isa.

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Free treats for students who put down phones

Students earn points for every 20 minutes that they avoid picking up their phones.

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Oscar challenge

A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.

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