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France's Presidential Runoff Is A Victory For Global Business – Fortune
Fortune In contrast to Macron, Le Pen advocates for restrictive immigration positions and argues that French citizenship should either be “inherited or merited” – hardline positions that would undoubtedly keep talented workers out of France and hamstring business.

Happy hiring: The firm that recruits Mr Men characters – BBC News
BBC News But as enjoyable as the tales are to read, few of us would have thought that they had a practical application in world of business. Well that's the case at UK shoe repair and key-cutting business Timpson, which recruits new staff solely according to °°°

The week ahead in business and finance – The Telegraph – Expect few surprises from Whitbread, owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner when it publishes its preliminary results, after its January trading update.

£250k investment signals new jobs for Lincoln business – Lincolnshire Echo
Lincolnshire Echo Streetshirts, a t-shirt printing company, is hoping to create new jobs along with its growth. Chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co has leased larger premises in Witham Point on the city's Allenby Road Industrial Estate to the online business, which is °°°

Kawasaki motorcyclist flown to hospital after Peugeot crash near … – Ipswich Star
Ipswich Star A motorcyclist has sustained “life-changing” injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the B1113 near Ipswich, police have said.

Moneysupermarket pioneer sets up new financial advice business eVestor – One of the co-founders of is returning to the business world after a 10-year absence to launch a financial advice service he claims has the same disruptive potential. Duncan Cameron's jointly-owned eVestor service aims to cut the °°°

Barclays boss's spy act is a funny old business – The Guardian
The Guardian Barclays boss's spy act is a funny old business. Simon Goodley. Perhaps bungling whistleblower Jes Staley deserves credit for playing spooky homage to Rowan Atkinson's 1990s comic TV ads.

US Treasury boss says red tape has hurt business as global leaders drop pledge to resist protectionism – Red tape is hurting American businesses, according to the US Treasury Secretary, who vowed to replace the country's "uncompetitive" system with simple rules that will cut tax returns to the size of a postcard. Steven Mnuchin said "comprehensive tax °°°

Snap election delays £300m relief package for small businesses – The Guardian
The Guardian Thousands of small businesses hit hardest by the recent changes to business rates in the UK have been dealt a fresh blow after a £300m relief package promised in the budget was waylaid by the general election. Earlier this year the government came °°°

GE finance chief warns over risk to US business confidence – Financial Times
Financial Times With the exception of “maybe a little bit” of an impact on spending on medical equipment, there was not much evidence that policy uncertainty was yet having an effect on business investment, Mr Bornstein said, “but the longer we go without coming to a 

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