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Citigroup legal costs up by $600m

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 02:43
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
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VIDEO: Philippines tourism shrugs off warning

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 02:42
Ramon Jimenez, the Philippines' tourism secretary, says a drop in numbers from China is not a major concern because of growing visits from other countries.
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Asian shares higher on US growth

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 02:08
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
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Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 01:08
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 00:48
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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Colorado considers fracking's future

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 00:07
Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado
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The metal detectors saving marriages

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 23:59
The metal detectorists saving marriages
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Starbucks sales disappoint investors

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 23:33
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
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VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 22:49
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
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Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 19:36
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
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Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 18:18
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.
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Mining shares weigh on FTSE 100

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 17:14
The FTSE 100 recovers from early losses, despite falling mining shares.
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Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:24
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
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VIDEO: Cutbacks hit disabled access to work

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:38
BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.
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German unemployment in surprise fall

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:16
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.
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US posts better-than-expected growth

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:27
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
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Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:34
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
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Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:05
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
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Lufthansa lowers 2015 profit goal

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:51
Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.
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VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:34
Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.
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