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Tech to barter your way to the good life

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 00:10
How you can save money and barter your way to the good life
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VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 00:06
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
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Can data help create English football stars?

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 00:00
Can data help create England's next football stars?
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Airlines change cockpit procedures

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 22:44
Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.
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Diet Coke loses its fizz in the US

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 22:35
Sales of Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola's sugar-free brand as consumers continue to move away from fizzy drinks.
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Engineer sunk by Petrobras scandal

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:49
One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.
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Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:00
Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.
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FTSE slides 1.4% as oil prices jump

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 17:04
The London stock market falls as investors react to a jump in oil prices following airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen.
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Black cab plant to create 1,000 jobs

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:56
A new £250m taxi plant is to be built outside Coventry, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
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Financial risks prompt further action

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:24
Worries about the financial stability prompt Bank of England regulators to look into how fund managers would cope with a sudden withdrawal of cash.
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PayPal fined for illegal payments

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:34
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
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VIDEO: 'Last bank in town' deal agreed

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:21
Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.
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Oil prices surge on Yemen airstrikes

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 14:41
Oil prices rise and shares fall after Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, and its allies launch airstrikes on rebel targets in Yemen.
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Norwegian green energy to power UK

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 13:47
Green power from Norway will soon be powering hundreds of thousands of homes in Britain, National Grid says.
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Adidas unveils Europe factory plan

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 13:03
German sportswear firm Adidas outlines a turnaround plan that includes making some of its goods in Europe rather than Asia.
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Oil price jump hits shares in London

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 12:37
The London stock market falls as investors react to a jump in oil prices following airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen.
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Banks must review impact of closures

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 12:29
Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.
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Toyota resumes efficiency drive

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:55
Japanese carmaker Toyota has resumed an efficiency drive that aims to overhaul its manufacturing and production processes in the wake of several vehicle recalls.
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UK retail sales up 0.7% in February

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:13
UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.
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France cuts budget deficit target

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 10:59
France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
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