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Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

Image copyright AFP Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change.The world's richest man said the money would finance work...

Moneybarn fined £3m for treating borrowers badly

Image copyright Getty Images Car finance company Moneybarn has been fined £2.77m for not helping customers who fell into debt difficulties. It has handed £30m...

German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monsanto's controversial herbicides have been sprayed on fields for decades German chemical giant Bayer is to appeal against a...

Shoe Zone: Retailer warns 100 shops could close

Image copyright Shoezone Shoe Zone has warned that it could be forced to close a fifth of its stores if business rates do not change.The...

Thomas Piketty says don’t blame foreign workers

Image copyright Reuters Economist Thomas Piketty's last book, Capital in the Twenty First Century, took the publishing world by surprise when it stormed to the...

Laura Ashley appeals for funding as sales fall 10%

Image copyright Getty Images Laura Ashley shares have slumped 41% after it said it was in talks with its lender about accessing sufficient money to...