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Image copyright AFP Image caption The Wannacry worm struck hundreds of companies and organisations around the world The Wannacry worm that infected organisations in 150 countries in May has been blamed on North Korea by the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). The Washington Post said there was “moderate confidence” in…

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Image copyright PA Image caption Could London buses be run on coffee waste? Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste. He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as…

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Company directors are the victims of one in five cases of identity fraud, according to fraud prevention organisation Cifas. They account for 19% of victims of these type of fraud cases, despite making up less than 9% of the UK population. Directors have been targeted directly by scams owing to…

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Image copyright DFS Shares in DFS Furniture have plunged by 22% after the sofa specialist issued a profit warning. The company blamed the general election for contributing to a sharp fall in demand in the second half of its financial year. It now expects its underlying annual profits to be…

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Image copyright Getty Images One in 10 clients of a debt charity have no bed to sleep in and eight in 10 say their financial situation leads to sleepless nights. A review of visitors to Christians Against Poverty also found that three-quarters of them were afraid to open their post….

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Image copyright GEOFF CADDICK The amount of money workers are taking home continues to fall as inflation takes its toll, official figures show. Average earnings fell in real terms by 0.6% in three months to April, compared with the same period last year. Before inflation, earnings rose by 1.7% excluding…

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Image copyright Getty Images There is no doubt that Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder of the Uber lift-sharing platform, built a company that is one of the giants of Silicon Valley. However, recent months have seen him make a series of apologies for both his own behaviour and that of…

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Image copyright Reuters The government should rethink its Brexit strategy, following last week’s election, according to the engineering industry organisation, the EEF. It said without a more pro-business stance, the resulting political instability may force more firms to alter their plans “away from the UK”. The EEF is the latest…

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Image copyright PA The rising cost of foreign package holidays and imported computer games helped to push the UK inflation rate up to 2.9% last month from 2.7% in April. The latest inflation rate is the highest since June 2013, and above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The Office…

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