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Business Live: Aldi's profits slide
…Get in touch: bizlivepage@bbc.co.uk. Chinese industrial product grows at 17 year low. New chair for Man Group. Eddie Stobart shares remain suspended…


US gun laws must be stricter, say business chiefs
…," the business chiefs wrote in the letter. "There are steps Congress can, and must, take… shooting to happen soon. Businesses have long avoided the controversial subject… even where legally permitted. In Wednesday's letter, the business chiefs from…


SSE sale of retail business to Ovo creates new UK energy giant
… to buy SSE's retail business for £500m. Ovo - which was created 10 years ago… SSE's business "will enhance the ever-growing competition for customers". "The likes… their planned tie-up, but they failed to agree a deal. Announcing the sale of the business


Uber says 'gig economy' law will not hurt business
…Uber has insisted a new Californian law will not force it to change how it treats its drivers. Lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) on Tuesday, a move designed to pave the way for so-called “gig workers” to become employees and gain…


Business Live: US markets subdued
…Get in touch: bizlivepage@bbc.co.uk. Wage growth stays strong. Bovis and Galliford Try revive merger. JD Sports profits rise. WeWork urged to drop flotation -FT. Huawei drops US lawsuit…


Deep clean business goes bust with loss of 99 jobs
…A "deep clean" business based in Glasgow has gone into liquidation… the provisional liquidator with an orderly wind down of the business. Derek Forsyth, head… of business restructuring and insolvency with Campbell Dallas, said: "Macdet was a well…


French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip
… a cardiac arrest while having sex with a stranger on a business trip. A Paris court… for any accident occurring during a business trip, judges said. The man, named…, the Paris appeals court upheld this view. An employee on a business trip is entitled…


Annan Business Park raid haul worth five-figure sum
… of Scotland business park. The break-in took place some time between 16:30 on Friday… Business Park but one piece of equipment alone is estimated to be worth £10,000. Anyone…


Business Live: Pawnbroker closes stores
…Get in touch: bizlivepage@bbc.co.uk. Nationwide takes fresh PPI hit. JD Wetherspoon sales rise. Sterling jumps. Ovo becomes second biggest energy supplier. Sainsbury's warns on Brexit disruption. London Stock Exchange rejects £32bn offer…