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VIDEO: Sellafield firm set to lose contract

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 07:42
The Government is expected to announce that a private consortium is losing a £9 billion pound contract the clean up the nuclear waste site at Sellafield.
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VIDEO: Asia's art market comes of age

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 04:56
Asia's importance in the art market is growing, we find out why.
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China trade data beats expectations

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 04:45
China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.7% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.
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Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 01:07
Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?
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How low will petrol prices fall?

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 00:18
With the cost of crude oil falling, how low will petrol prices go?
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Your tennis racquet can't be too good

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 00:17
Why tennis technology can only go so far
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VIDEO: Serving up a tennis tech advantage?

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 00:17
How much advantage can new technology give to players in tennis, a sport where skill and tenacity count for so much.
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Car firms take on the tech giants

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 00:16
Car firms take on the tech giants
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VIDEO: Mercedes: Car as smartphone on wheels

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 23:41
Samira Hussain speaks to Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz about autonomous vehicles, and cars becoming smartphones on wheels.
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US stocks hit by weak oil price

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 21:27
The continued slide in the price of oil hits shares in energy companies, dragging the main US share indexes lower.
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VIDEO: Jaguar announces UK jobs boost

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 21:02
Jaguar Land Rover says it will create 1,300 new jobs to build Jaguar's first sports utility vehicle (SUV) at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands.
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Obama calls for stronger data privacy

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 20:38
US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled.
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Oil price falls to six-year low

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 19:00
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen again taking it to a six-year low.
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VIDEO: Dairy farming 'worst for 20 years'

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:38
Cumbria dairy farmer Jonathan Britton says he is facing the prospect of selling milk for less than 10p per litre - compared with 35p per litre last year.
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Miliband comments hit energy shares

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:33
Shares in SSE and Centrica are hit after the Labour leader says Ofgem should be given new powers to force firms to cut energy bills.
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Canary Wharf owner scorns Qatar bid

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:08
The owner of London's Canary Wharf complex, Songbird Estates, advises its investors to reject a new Qatari-led bid worth £2.59bn.
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'Bad planning' led to rail disruption

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 16:12
Equipment failure and bad planning for delays caused the disruption to rail travellers over Christmas, a report by Network Rail has said.
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Russia counts cost of rouble support

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 15:18
The Russian central bank has revealed the huge cost of trying to prop up the value of the rouble during 2014.
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Men 'likeliest to miss tax return'

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 13:30
Young men working in the communications industry are the most likely to miss the looming tax return deadline, figures suggest.
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Microsoft hits out at Google team

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 12:59
Google has been criticised by Microsoft after the search giant publicised a security flaw in Windows - which some said put users at risk.
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