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L'Oreal Heiress, World's Richest Woman, Dies At 94
Liliane Bettencourt, the cosmetics giant's principal shareholder, was the 14th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine, which estimated her net worth in March at $39.5 billion (33 billion euros).
Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman, dies ...  Livemint
Liliane Bettencourt: L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman dies ...  Evening Standard  
UK budget deficit narrows as shoppers boost VAT receipts
Britain's public sector spending deficit dropped to its lowest August total since 2007 after an increase in VAT revenues and a squeeze on local authority borrowing.
UK borrowing drops to lowest August levels since 2007  Sky News
UK borrowing falls leaving Hammond wriggle room for Budget
Greenpeace diesel protesters 'remain on port's gantry'
Two environmental protesters are spending a night on a port gantry after a protest targeting VW diesel cars being delivered to the UK from Germany.
Greenpeace activists board ship transporting Volkswagen diesel cars to UK
Thousands of imported Volkswagen diesel cars seized at Sheerness docks by ...  Kent Online
'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful.
Costcutter shop in London is world's first store to offer fingertip payments  Evening Standard
Cash-free payments at your fingertips  The Times
No more big lunches: Pension advisers face grilling over 'conflicts of interest'
Britain's competition watchdog is to grill the �1.6 trillion UK pension adviser industry on its relationships with asset managers to work out if there are any conflicts of interest when giving advice.
CMA to probe consultants' scope to distort fund markets
Transparency among factors to be weighed in CMA probe of investment ...  Financial Times
Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business
Losses have risen sharply at the gig economy food delivery firm, Deliveroo, according to its latest accounts. The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, made a worldwide loss of �129m in 2016, up from �30m in 2015.
Deliveroo sales soar 600% as international expansion heats up  Irish Times
Deliveroo's global sales rise 611% in a year - but losses swell by 328 ...  This is Money
McDonald's fans reveal little-known and cheap tip to getting extra McFlurry ...
Let's face it, much of the appeal of a McDonald's McFlurry lies with the toppings. Over the years there have been some impressive ones, and menus all throughout the country are currently appealing to our sweet tooth with Cadbury's Crunchie, Oreo, Flake ...
McDonald's TRICK to getting extra toppings on a McFlurry REVEALED
'It's hugely problematic': SEC under fire from Congress over data hack
SEC chairman Jay Clayton gave members of Congress a 'courtesy call' about the hack on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.
Hack of US securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts  Reuters
SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked  Ars Technica
Capita shares slump 13% on profits fall
The group said reported pre-tax profits sank by 26% to �28 million in the six months to the end of June, down from �37 million for 2016.
Shares in Capita slump again on weak results  Reuters UK
Outsourcing firm Capita's shares slump 10% amid falling profits and ...  This is Money
Qatar Airways unveils double beds on flights
Qatar Airways has unveiled the world's first double beds in business class on its flights from London to Doha. Passengers flying from London Heathrow on the airline's daily Boeing 777 service will be able to create double beds by removing a privacy ...
Qatar Airways Introduces Double Beds  TravelPulse
See inside Qatar Airways' new luxury business class with double beds