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Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal

5 hours 27 sec ago
Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.
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US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

5 hours 45 min ago
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
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Shell and Rolls pull FTSE higher

5 hours 53 min ago
The FTSE 100 is boosted by well-received company results, with Shell and Rolls-Royce among the top risers.
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Nuclear weapons firm sheds 500 jobs

7 hours 3 min ago
Up to 500 jobs will be lost at the company responsible for making Britain's Trident nuclear warheads.
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Shop ditches 'unexpected item in bagging area'

7 hours 24 min ago
The supermarket is getting rid of six self-service checkout phrases which shoppers find really annoying.
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Sales flat for drinks giant Diageo

8 hours 18 min ago
Global drinks company Diageo releases full-year trading figures which show comparable sales remained flat for a second year.
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VIDEO: RBS boss 'dealing with past issues'

8 hours 33 min ago
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan says decisions the bank made a decade ago are still holding it back, as RBS reports a £153m half-year loss in profits.
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UK now Santander's biggest market

8 hours 35 min ago
The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.
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EDF loses 266,000 UK customer accounts

8 hours 56 min ago
Energy firm EDF lost 266,000 UK customer accounts in the past year as more consumers chose to switch their gas and electricity suppliers.
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Pension exit fee consultation starts

10 hours 12 min ago
The government formally launches a consultation to decide whether pension exit fees should be capped.
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RBS reports £153m first-half loss

10 hours 13 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland, which owns NatWest and Ulster Bank, reported a loss for the first six months after setting aside more money for repaying customers and potential legal settlements.
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Royal Dutch Shell cuts 6,500 jobs

11 hours 4 min ago
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost-cutting plans.
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British Gas owner cuts 6,000 jobs

11 hours 18 min ago
Energy firm Centrica says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at its British Gas business.
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VIDEO: Why Facebook is cashing in on video

11 hours 36 min ago
Facebook highlights the increasing importance of video, saying that usage continues to grow.
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Tunisia and Greece hit Thomas Cook

12 hours 7 min ago
Travel firm Thomas Cook says its profits will be hit by the impact of last month's attack on a tourist beach on Tunisia and worries over events in Greece.
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VIDEO: Centrica job cuts 'not taken lightly'

12 hours 51 min ago
Centrica chief executive Iain Conn says the cutting of 6,000 jobs at the company is ''a very difficult thing to do'' but the business has got to be ''as efficient as possible''.
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Sony's net profit more than triples

14 hours 25 min ago
Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.
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Samsung suffers 8% profit drop

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 02:31
Electronics giant Samsung sees its net profit drop by 8% for the second quarter of the year.
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Problems with a huge survey

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 02:01
It's not just the tiny surveys with questionable methodology that cause problems.
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VIDEO: What's in the price of a sandwich?

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 01:35
The BBC's Pamela Koh looks at a new way of measuring how expensive a city is - the club sandwich index.
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