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Fall in employment may signal end of jobs boom
The number of people in work has fallen by the largest amount in almost three years, leading economists to wonder if the jobs boom is coming to an end.
Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom  The Guardian
Scottish unemployment rises by 8000  BBC News
Birmingham Mail  
House sales 'flat' in November but expected to pick up in 2018, report says
Activity in the housing market is “subdued” in the run up to Christmas although experts expect sales to pick up over the next few months, according to a report.
Debate over property tax 'welcome'  BBC News
Housing market remains sluggish as Chancellor's Budget stamp duty ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Ofwat vows to cut water bills from 2020
The water regulator has promised the toughest clampdown on household bills since the industry was privatised 30 years ago. However, while shares in the listed water companies drifted toward two-year lows, having lost 20 per cent since the summer ...
Water regulator criticised for removing cap on performance rewards  Financial Times
Water bills set to fall by up to �25 from 2020  BBC News
Sports Direct shareholders deny Mike Ashley's brother �11m
The independent shareholders of Sports Direct have voted against an attempt to “reimburse” Mike Ashley's brother �11 million.
Sports Direct investors block �11m award to Mike Ashley's brother  Financial Times
Sports Direct shareholders block �11m payout to Mike Ashley's brother  The Guardian
York refuses to grant Uber licence to operate
York has refused to grant ride-hailing app Uber a licence to operate following a number of complaints in the city. A committee at the City of York Council cited the complaints about the service and the well-publicised data protection breach as reasons ...
The North remembers: York scraps Uber's licence over data breach  The Register
Sheffield Uber suspension lifted by city council  BBC News
Heathrow Airport to unveil plans to deliver expansion "more responsibly and ...
Heathrow has today announced it will unveil plans to deliver airport expansion "more responsibly and affordably", with the launch of its planning consultation into its long-awaited new runway next month.
Public to get first say on Heathrow expansion for three years in consultation  Telegraph.co.uk
Heathrow third runway: Airport to run its own consultation with residents in ...  Get Surrey
Fed lifts rates but 2018 policy outlook unchanged
(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S.
US Fed plots no change under Trump  The Australian
Asia Stocks Mixed; Dollar Steady on Fed's Outlook: Markets Wrap  Bloomberg
Ajit Pai Nears His Biggest Win With Net Neutrality Repeal
WASHINGTON - Small tech companies, consumer groups and many celebrities have been up in arms for weeks about a proposal at the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle landmark rules that guarantee an open internet.
The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Happens Thursday. Here's What to Expect  Fortune
Don't Be Fooled: Net Neutrality Movement is Big Tech at Work  HuffPost
Three plead guilty to causing massive US cyber attack
Three men on Wednesday pleaded guilty to causing a massive cyber attack that harnessed the power of 'internet of things' devices to bring down websites including Twitter, Spotify and the New York Times.
Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool  BBC News
How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet  WIRED
From global leader to crisis: how did the UK lose its grip on gas?
In less than a decade Britain has lost its lead in the global gas market and now risks plunging into a gas cost crisis. In 2010 the UK was one of the top ten gas producers in the world.
Supply crisis forces UK to import Russian gas  The Times
Gas on Ships Could Come to Europe's Rescue  Yahoo News