BBC News - Business 9 March 2018

US job growth surges in February

The economy created 313,000 jobs last month, but growth in wages slows.

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UK to seek exemption from US steel tariffs

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will visit Washington to discuss President Trump's tariffs.

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GKN and Dana agree auto-engineering merger for $6.1bn

GKN strikes a deal with Ohio-based Dana as it seeks to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Melrose.

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UK construction output in biggest fall since 2012

A slowdown in housebuilding weighed on the construction sector in January, official figures show.

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Wagamama fined for failing to pay the minimum wage

TGI Fridays and Marriott Hotels were also among 43 employers in the hospitality sector which broke the law.

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Obamas 'in talks to make Netflix shows'

The former president and his wife would produce exclusive "uplifting" shows, the New York Times says.

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Burger-flipping robot takes short break

The automated cook is switched off while upgrades are prepared to help it cook more quickly.

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IoD suspends chair after accusations of racism and sexism

Lady Judge is suspended as chairwoman of the Institute of Directors.

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Trump and N Korea talks: Asia markets rally on peace hopes

Shock prospect of Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong-un raises hopes of a more stable global economy.

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US tariffs: What do we need to know?

As President Trump introduces tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the US, the BBC's Kim Gittleson takes a closer look at the implications.

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Nigeria's dessert-inspired beauty products

Entrepreneur Blondie Okpuzor makes Bath Kandy treats from unconventional raw materials.

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Rebooting Zimbabwe's textile industry

A bank bailout gives hope to employees of Zimbabwe's biggest fabric supplier.

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