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US markets ended higher on Friday after the government revised its figures for economic growth higher and consumer sentiment rose.
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Now plans for fracking have been given the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the BBC's John Moylan looks at whether old industrial sites be used for future fracking applications.
Sainsbury's tests new ways to keep food cold
Independent energy companies want consumers to be able to see all available tariffs when using price comparison websites.
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen expects interest rates to rise again later this year if the US economy continues to improve.
American drivers take to US roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.
Debt crisis pushes Greek TV channel to brink
Alton Towers has seen a "25% drop in visitors" in the year of the Smiler crash, according to a report.
London shares ended Friday just 5 points higher, dragged down by the mining sector, as Marks and Spencer fell another 1%.
The competition watchdog will examine Sainsbury's takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group.
HM Revenue & Customs loses an appeal to recover up to £50m in stamp duty from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks.
France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.
Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.
A new service has been launched that allows mobile phone users to block nuisance calls by sending a simple text.
Ros Altmann says leaving the EU would be bad for pensioners. Is she right?
Gossip site Gawker accuses PayPal founder Peter Thiel of being 'vindictive' and a 'comic book villain' who uses his billions to fund libel suits against the site.
Colm O'Regan takes a light-hearted look at the group of countries who meet for the annual Group of Seven summit.
A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.