Stop squeezing so hard Squeezing out every last dollar from a relationship will leave it sour and dry. That goes whether the relationship is between a company and its workers, a company and its customers, or a company and its suppliers. It’s a two-dimensional, flat, and antagonistic relationship. It’s also frequently…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesco says the Clubcard change makes it “simpler” for customers As soon as Tesco said it was cutting some of its Clubcard rewards, customers started venting their anger. “Kick people while they’re down,” said one. Another called it a “blow” after saving up the…

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Image copyright Reuters Bosses and directors of Carillion will not get bonuses or severance payments, the government has said. The Insolvency Service said no such payments had been made since the construction firm collapsed on Monday. The announcement comes as work on Carillion’s public sector construction sites is paused pending…

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Image copyright Waitrose Waitrose has apologised after customers were left unable to pay by card on Tuesday evening. The supermarket chain was one of several businesses hit by a failure at card machine network Verifone. Customers in Birmingham and London were among those taking to social media, saying they had…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m…

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“I don’t remember a specific word,” she said. Other senators suggested the word used might have been “shithouse.” And Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who was also present at the Oval Office meeting last week, said the episode had devolved into an “s-show.” Photo “I don’t dispute that…

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