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Wall Street boosted by growth revision

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:53
US markets ended higher on Friday after the government revised its figures for economic growth higher and consumer sentiment rose.
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How much do models really get paid?

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:34
How easy is it really to make a living as a model?
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Fracking go-ahead: What happens next?

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:31
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.
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Cooling technologies become red hot

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:23
Sainsbury's tests new ways to keep food cold
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Energy suppliers vent comparison fears

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:00
Independent energy companies want consumers to be able to see all available tariffs when using price comparison websites.
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Yellen: rate rise in 'coming months'

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 19:16
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen expects interest rates to rise again later this year if the US economy continues to improve.
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Cheap fuel lets US drivers hit the road

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 18:59
American drivers take to US roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.
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Greek media upheaval hits Mega TV channel

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 18:01
Debt crisis pushes Greek TV channel to brink
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Alton Towers '25% drop in visitors'

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 18:01
Alton Towers has seen a "25% drop in visitors" in the year of the Smiler crash, according to a report.
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FTSE 100 has best week since mid-April

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:46
London shares ended Friday just 5 points higher, dragged down by the mining sector, as Marks and Spencer fell another 1%.
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Watchdog to probe Home Retail takeover

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 15:56
The competition watchdog will examine Sainsbury's takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group.
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HMRC loses £50m Qatar tax appeal

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 14:25
HM Revenue & Customs loses an appeal to recover up to £50m in stamp duty from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks.
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Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:38
France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
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VIDEO: 'Zambians are now appreciating art'

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:38
Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.
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VIDEO: Innovating against the odds in Zambia

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:17
Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.
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'Text to cut mobile nuisance calls'

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:17
A new service has been launched that allows mobile phone users to block nuisance calls by sending a simple text.
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Would leaving the EU be bad for pensioners?

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:10
Ros Altmann says leaving the EU would be bad for pensioners. Is she right?
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PayPal founder is 'comic book villain'

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 12:40
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.
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VIDEO: What really goes on at the G7?

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 12:12
Colm O'Regan takes a light-hearted look at the group of countries who meet for the annual Group of Seven summit.
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Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 11:43
A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.
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