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Greek debt crisis: ‘I wasn’t paid for two years’

I mage copyrightMENELAOS MYRILLASImage captionGreek entrepreneurs Dimitris Kokkinakis and Sophie Lamprou say they are unsure of the future, but will continue with their business regardless Setting up a business in a country that is struggling to recover from a severe economic crisis is hardly the most ideal of circumstances. So …

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Stagnant productivity ‘costs workers £5,000 a year’

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK’s productivity puzzle is costing private sector workers an estimated £5,000 a year on average in lost income, a top statistician has said. Lower output per worker since the financial crisis had translated into “sluggish wage growth”, said Katherine Kent, head of productivity at the Office …

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US labour market booms in June

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US labour market boomed in June, creating many more jobs than expected, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It showed that 224,000 jobs were created in June, many more than the 160,000 that economists had forecast. The figures, a rebound from poor …

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Amazon at 25: The story of a giant

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES “There’s no guarantee that Amazon.com can be a successful company. What we’re trying to do is very complicated,” said Jeff Bezos in 1999, just five years after launching the online firm. That the firm’s founder was so uncertain of its future seems surprising. Today, 25 years on …

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Coco Gauff makes astonishing comeback to reach Wimbledon last 16

Wimbledon 2019 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 July Coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full details American 15-year-old Coco Gauff saved two match points in another astonishing display to extend her dream Wimbledon run into the …

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