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Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 21:16
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
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Airlines suspend flights into Israel

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 21:07
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
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Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 19:23
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
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Saudi market to open to foreigners

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 17:01
Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
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EU to widen Russia sanctions

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 17:00
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
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Nationwide brings in mortgage cap

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:48
Nationwide is capping all new mortgages at 4.75 times the borrower's income and imposing a tougher affordability test.
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Royal Mail hit by parcel revenue fall

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:36
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.
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Shipment warning hits Harley-Davidson

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:01
Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
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NHS staff balloted over strike action

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:28
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.
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British holidaymakers return to Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:16
The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.
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Pension delay to be less lucrative

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 15:04
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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Germany and Russia's contradictory relationship

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:13
Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany
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Funding boost of £24m for Glasgow

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:45
Chancellor George Osborne announces nearly £24m of funding for business projects he says could help create 30,000 jobs in the Glasgow area.
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VIDEO: Software firm's recruitment trouble

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:08
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
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YouTube star sued in copyright case

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:58
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.
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Student loan system 'tipping point'

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:48
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.
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UK factory orders 'slow in July'

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:56
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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Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket business

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:32
Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets
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Public borrowing at £11.4bn in June

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:54
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.
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UK house sales 'highest since 2007'

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:51
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.
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