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Lloyds delights traders as rate squeeze boosts profits but bank is accused of squeezing customers
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Lloyds delights traders as rate squeeze boosts profits but bank is accused of squeezing customers

Lloyds has been accused of squeezing customers to boost its profits.

It made £1.3billion in the first quarter of 2017 – almost twice the amount a year earlier.

The figures were greeted with delight by traders, and suggest Lloyds has …

May: Juncker will find me ‘bloody difficult woman’ in Brexit talks
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May: Juncker will find me ‘bloody difficult woman’ in Brexit talks

Theresa May has said Jean-Claude Juncker will be the next person to discover that she can be a “bloody difficult woman” as cabinet frustration with the EU over the Brexit negotiations mounted.

The prime minister made the comments about the …

BREAKING NEWS: Ariana Grande vows to RETURN to Manchester for a fundraising concert and tells fans ‘we won’t let hate win’ after ‘evil’ suicide attack on her gig left 22 people dead
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BREAKING NEWS: Ariana Grande vows to RETURN to Manchester for a fundraising concert and tells fans ‘we won’t let hate win’ after ‘evil’ suicide attack on her gig left 22 people dead

Ariana Grande has confirmed she will return to Manchester after posting on Twitter ‘We won’t let hate win’.

The singer’s gig was attacked by suicide bomber Salman Abedi on Monday, killing 22 people and injuring 119 more.

She postponed her …

Intuit: Gig economy is 34% of US workforce
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Intuit: Gig economy is 34% of US workforce

Google takes on Uber’s self-driving car business

The gig economy may be bigger than you think.

Intuit, the owner of TurboTax, is seeing the size of the gig workers first hand in its earnings.

"The gig economy…is now estimated to …

Do You Have a Plan in Place for Long-Term Care?
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Do You Have a Plan in Place for Long-Term Care?

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An illness that requires long-term care can deplete your nest egg, yet it’s a risk many people often overlook.

After all, retirement is supposed to be about finally having the freedom to do the things you’ve always wanted — …

Caribbean Island Vacations You Can Likely Afford
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Caribbean Island Vacations You Can Likely Afford

Dreaming of a Caribbean getaway? Don’t let costs deter you. Certain Caribbean islands offer optimum bang for your buck with cheap flight options, inexpensive accommodations, and free activities to boot.

Start with a great travel rewards credit card to help …

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Ambitious cyber security firm ECSC is booming as sales team launches own attack
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Ambitious cyber security firm ECSC is booming as sales team launches own attack

Hackers are everywhere, as Friday’s horrific cyber attack on the NHS showed only too graphically.

In a bid to increase company vigilance, new laws are scheduled to come in next year, under which firms that are deemed to have been …

Theresa May vows to shore up the social care system so the elderly don’t have to sell homes but warns there WILL be sacrifices in tough manifesto to counter free-spending Corbyn
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Theresa May vows to shore up the social care system so the elderly don’t have to sell homes but warns there WILL be sacrifices in tough manifesto to counter free-spending Corbyn

Theresa May vows today that the elderly will not have to sell their homes to pay for care – but warns that there must be sacrifices to make the country fairer.

In a tough manifesto contrasting with the unfunded spending …