US support the European Union in its stance in opposing giving China market status, which has angered Beijing.
Company says it has struggled to recruit the 300 seasonal staff it normally requires around Christmas.
GfK consumer confidence index falls to -12 in November, the lowest level since immediately after Brexit vote.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney hints Britain could tweak the rule once it leaves the European Union.
One-fifth of current jobs in the UK are expected to be lost to robot automation in just 13 years' time.
Railway Industry Association says reopening old routes would deliver "huge economic benefits" to the UK.
Agreement over Brexit bill could unlock next phase of key negotiations with the European Union next month.
SMMT president Tony Walker says lack of progress over Brexit is already having an impact on the automotive sector.
US investment bank warns Brexit process is in danger of unravelling and could lead to further bad news for the UK economy.
House prices in Manchester rose 7.9% compared to a year earlier in October, while prices in Birmingham were up 7.3%.
Blue collar and white collar professionals are being increasingly replaced by robots as technology becomes more and more sophisticated.
Report finds negative impact of Brexit vote is being countered by economic resilience.
Official data shows gender pay gap in the capital has only fallen from 15.1% in 1997 to 14.6% in 2017.
Research from Citizens Advice finds women between 50 and 64 are the most likely to be affected by the issue.
MSD's investment would create around 950 jobs in high-skilled and high-value research roles, Clark said.