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German firm Artec's troop carrier deal unfair, says MP

A decision to hand a £3bn defence contract to a German firm could have cost Wales hundreds of jobs, an MP says. Source: BBC

Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

The president accuses the online retail giant of scamming the US Postal Service. Source: BBC

April tax changes

The start of April sees changes in personal allowances, the minimum wage, council tax and pension contributions. Source: BBC

Shipping faces demands to cut CO2

The industry could contribute almost a fifth of the global total of CO2 by 2050 but some nations resist targets. Source: BBC

Gender pay gap deadline: What to know

Britain's biggest companies have less than a week to publish their gender pay gap figures. Source: BBC

Lindsay Lohan loses GTA V privacy case appeal

The actress fails to convince judges that a character in Grand Theft Auto V was based on her. Source: BBC

Motorway petrol prices 'exploitative', says Chris Grayling

The transport secretary wants the UK's three biggest motorway service station operators investigated. Source: BBC

Facebook 'ugly truth' growth memo haunts firm

The firm denies it believes that growth at all costs is "good" even if it leads to deaths. Source: BBC

iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' shares dip in US stock debut

Shares in Baidu's iQiyi streaming platform fell below their opening price on Wall Street's Nasdaq. Source: BBC

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress makes management comeback

Heather Cho returns to take control of a hotel network, after her high-profile tantrum three years ago. Source: BBC

Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Cathay Pacific changes its skirts-only policy, in place since 1946, after growing union pressure. Source: BBC

What is the history of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise?

The 7-Eleven convenience store front retail franchise More often than not, franchised businesses specialise in a particular product or service. Whether that’s fast food, education,...

Bargain Booze firm Conviviality close to administration

Conviviality, which owns Bargain Booze and Wine Rack, announces plans to file for administration. Source: BBC

Brexit: UK hopes to roll over 40 EU trade deals, says Liam Fox

Liam Fox says he hopes to have the arrangements with 70 countries in place by the end of 2020. Source: BBC

UK house price growth 'subdued in March'

The Nationwide building society says prices grew at an annual rate of 2.1%. Source: BBC

Bonus pay gap revealed at Facebook UK

Women working at Facebook in the UK are paid bonuses worth less than 60% of those their male colleagues receive. Source: BBC