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UK's 'most generous town' revealed

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 23:03
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.
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The economic impact of Ebola

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 23:03
Ebola crisis has serious financial effect on West Africa
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Wall Street market report

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 21:25
US shares mostly closed higher on Wednesday despite minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting suggesting it may raise interest rates earlier than expected.
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Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 19:01
As an increasing amounts of travellers visit Myanmar, a growing number of young entrepreneurs are setting up tourism sector companies.
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Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 17:01
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
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Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:27
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
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Self-employment at '40 year high'

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:06
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Carillion gives up on Balfour bid

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:58
Construction firm Carillion admits defeat in its £2bn pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty after its third takeover offer was rejected.
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Macy's settles racial profiling cases

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:57
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
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Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:19
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
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Pirates chairman appeals for support

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:58
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.
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Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:29
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
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VIDEO: Govt launching new apprenticeships

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:26
As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.
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Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:17
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
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Downgrade hits South African banks

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:10
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
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Bank of England split over rate rise

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:19
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
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Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:09
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
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Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 07:51
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
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Standard Chartered fined in US

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 07:34
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 06:59
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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