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Do we need 'vegetable butchers'?

Sat, 18/06/2016 - 07:51
Sales of vegetables are growing in the UK, leading some supermarkets to experiment with their offering.
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Vodafone vows to fix mobile phone billing problems

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 23:42
Mobile phone giant Vodafone has made hundreds of changes to its computer systems following a flood of complaints about bills.
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Fire service demands recall of dangerous tumble dryers

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 23:40
Manufacturers of dangerous tumble dryers should recall them immediately after figures revealed firefighters are attending three blazes a day caused by the appliances.
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Close negotiation

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 23:34
Switzerland is contemplating the introduction of quotas on immigration from the EU, after its people voted by a narrow margin in favour of limits in a referendum in 2014.
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Holiday money

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 23:32
There's plenty of talk about whether a vote to leave or a vote to remain in the EU will affect the value of sterling, which makes it harder than ever to decide when to nip down to the money exchange.
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Rio state declares 'public calamity' over finances

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 22:54
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state declares a financial emergency, citing a tax shortfall, less than 50 days before the start of the Olympics.
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County Cork villagers' scheme to create their only shop

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 21:02
Residents in a seaside village in County Cork have joined forces to turn an old Post Office into a village store - after going a year with no shop at all.
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Bank shares lead FTSE 100 higher

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:55
The FTSE 100 moves back above the 6,000 level, with shares in banks leading the way.
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China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 14:51
Beijing's Intellectual Property Office has ruled against Apple in a patent dispute brought by a Chinese handset maker.
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What will the UK's EU referendum result mean to S Africa?

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:40
The BBC's Matthew Davies looks at the potential impact of the UK's EU referendum result on its trade with South Africa.
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HSBC to pay $1.6bn to settle lawsuit

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:01
The British bank agrees a $1.6bn settlement to end a 14-year lawsuit by Household International shareholders.
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Judge orders DiCaprio to testify in Wall Street case

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 12:33
The producers of Oscar-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street face a $25m (£15m) legal action from a former stockbroker who alleges he is depicted as a "depraved" drug-fuelled criminal.
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Revlon to buy Elizabeth Arden for $870m

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 12:01
The company which first introduced American women to eye make-up and makeovers, is being sold to hair care and cosmetics giant, Revlon.
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Leave: 'I don't think Brexit would mean tariffs'

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 11:51
Despite Robert Pouget's French heritage and his European business, he wants the UK to vote to leave the European Union.
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Stay: 'EU subsidies help to support our farming income'

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 10:20
Managing director of Delamere Dairy, Ed Salt, is concerned about the loss of subsidies if the UK votes to leave the EU.
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Leave: Cut import VAT and 'transform' London art scene

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 10:13
Import VAT on artworks from outside Europe is putting collectors off selling in London, argues gallery owner Guy Sainty.
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Stay: 'I'm scared of what will happen if we leave EU'

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 10:10
The founder of Imara Couture, Mariama Mulamba Bah, fears import tariffs will hit her business if the UK leaves the EU.
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Eurozone releases Greece bailout money

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:36
A fresh tranche of money for debt ridden Greece is approved by the eurozone's bailout fund.
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Euro 2016 boosts sales at JD Sports

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:11
UK sports fashion retailer JD Sports has said it has received a sales boost from the Euro 2016 football tournament in recent weeks.
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The Chinese brands of tomorrow

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:08
Colm O'Regan takes a look at the up-and-coming Chinese brands that may soon become household names.
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