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May: I will protect pensions from bosses Theresa May has unveiled a plan to crack down on "irresponsible" bosses who fail to protect workers' pensions from a repeat of the BHS scandal. More wonky veg should be sold to cut food waste Knobbly and crooked vegetables should not be banished from supermarket shelves simply because they aren't a perfect shape, MPs have said. Ministers eye £3bn B&B mortgage sell-off The Government is to take another step towards recouping the vast sums of money injected into the banking system in 2008 by selling £3bn of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) mortgage loans. GDP shows weakest growth since Brexit vote The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first three months of the year, suggesting a Brexit-linked slowdown, according to worse-than-expected official figures. The accidental rebalancing of the UK economy You've probably heard this complaint before: that economic output is too imbalanced, that this country is too reliant on consumer spending, on debt, on the high street rather than on manufacturing, that we don't make stuff any more…
'Criminalise drinking duty-free booze on jets' Drinking alcohol bought in duty free on board planes should be made a criminal offence, according to airlines. Largest vessel sets record after lifting platform The largest vessel on the planet has successfully carried out the world's biggest lift at sea, plucking a 24,000-tonne oil rig platform from the North Sea. US economic growth slowest in three years The US economy grew at its slowest rate since the beginning of 2014 during the first three months of this year, putting President Donald Trump's pledge to raise GDP to 4% during his term at risk. Vauxhall's reckless disregard for safety: MPs Vauxhall showed a "reckless disregard for safety" by not stopping drivers using cars it knew were a fire risk, according to MPs. RBS makes first quarterly profit since 2015 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported progress in its recovery, announcing its first quarterly profit since 2015.