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Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:41
Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
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AUDIO: Bob Marley marijuana brand launched

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 12:45
A Seattle-based private equity firm that invests in the marijuana industry has struck a deal with the estate of Bob Marley to launch a global cannabis brand.
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FTSE 100 down as Royal Mail falls

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 12:35
London's FTSE 100 index falls as shares in Royal Mail dive and mining firms come under pressure on worries over iron ore prices.
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Microsoft faults knock sites offline

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 12:29
Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.
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VIDEO: Will Christmas TV ads pay off at the till?

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:54
Big retailers such as John Lewis and Sainsbury's have spent millions on their festive TV adverts
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Shares dive in nuclear firm Areva

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:10
Shares in Areva have plunged after the French nuclear firm suspended its financial targets for 2015 and 2016.
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Where is the world's best billboard site?

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:01
Where is the world's busiest billboard site?
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Bank voted 7-2 to keep rates on hold

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 10:54
Persistently low inflation prompted the majority of members on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at its latest meeting.
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VIDEO: Inside Turkmenistan fuel summit

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 10:06
Energy companies and EU officials have gathered to discuss energy security, thousands miles away from Europe, at an oil and gas conference in Turkmenistan.
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ANZ bank suspends seven traders

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 07:21
ANZ, one of Australia's biggest banks, has suspended seven traders as part of an inquiry into potential interest-rate rigging.
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Bob Marley cannabis brand launched

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 03:36
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.
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Shell wins big tax battle in India

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 03:26
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell wins a long-running court battle against Indian authorities over a tax dispute involving billions of dollars.
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Netflix in Australia by next March

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 02:10
US company Netflix announces plans to extend its TV and movie streaming service to Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
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Nikkei up after early election call

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 02:02
It was a mixed start for Asian shares following news of a snap election in Japan and the delay of a proposed sales tax increase.
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VIDEO: Malaysia's retirement saving crisis

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 00:52
The BBC's Jennifer Pak speaks to one Malaysian family about why it is so hard to save.
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Keystone bill fails to pass Senate

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 00:03
The US Senate narrowly fails to pass a bill approving the controversial Canada-to-US Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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US regulators extend airbag recall

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 23:33
US safety authorities demand that a recall of Takata airbags which can explode with dangerous force be expanded to the whole country.
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Couple's hotel 'fine' for bad review

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 22:06
A couple are "fined" £100 for writing a bad review of a Blackpool hotel on Trip Advisor.
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Government defeated in pubs vote

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 21:01
The government is defeated in a Commons vote on the control that parent companies can exercise over pubs.
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Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi fined $315m

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 20:58
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi is fined $315m for watering down a report about its transactions with sanctioned countries.
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