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UK economy under worst strain for seven years as car sales slump

 The global car industry has been hit by a decline in demand for diesel vehicles. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images The British economy is showing the greatest signs of strain for seven years amid a continued decline in car sales and as the service sector struggles to grow with Brexit looming. According to the latest snapshot from the beleaguered UK motor ... Read More »

In an economic death spiral: West Virgina is America’s worst state for business in 2017

There is no mistaking West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for anything but a local. His plain talk, delivered in a heavy drawl, is fast becoming a trademark of a governor barely six months into his first term. And the talk is often accompanied by theatrics. Like when the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a budget this year that the Democratic governor — a ... Read More »

10 of the worst companies to work for in the UK – according to their employees

JD Sports employees rated the sportswear brand just 2.6/5 for job satisfaction  CREDIT:NICK ANSELL/PA WIRE The Financial Ombudsman, Laura Ashley and Ladbrokes are some of the worst companies to work for in the UK, according to employee ratings on the job site Glassdoor. The website holds a database of millions of company reviews curated by those who know the company best — their employees. The ... Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign ... Read More »