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Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
Nationwide is capping all new mortgages at 4.75 times the borrower's income and imposing a tougher affordability test.
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.
Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.
The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.
People who delay taking their state pension from 2016 will gain less financial benefit than under current rules, the government proposes.
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Chancellor George Osborne announces nearly £24m of funding for business projects he says could help create 30,000 jobs in the Glasgow area.
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
Manufacturing orders for the UK slowed down more than expected in July, but still remain robust, a survey by CBI has suggested.
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The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.
UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.