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State pension gender gap ‘narrowing too slowly’

Image copyright Getty Images Men still receive an average of £28 more a week in state pension than women despite reforms starting to narrow the gap, analysis suggests. A retired man typically receives £154 a week, compared to £126 a week for women, according to Which?. The consumer group studied …

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Six shops defying the High Street downturn

Image copyright Reuters Sometimes it seems there’s nothing but doom and gloom on the UK’s High Streets. This week we heard profits were down at Debenhams and a big deal between shopping centre owners Hammerson, which owns Birmingham’s Bullring, and Intu fell through. New store openings are at their lowest …

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The Amazon’s solar-powered river bus

Image caption A school commute with a difference How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution. A couple of hours before dawn in Kapawi, a village in a remote corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a …

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Trump Criticizes Times Report About His Longtime Lawyer

Photo President Trump on his phone while departing Mar-a-Lago today. Mr. Trump often assails news organizations over reports he sees as unfavorable. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday criticized a report by The New York Times that described his years of poor treatment of …

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