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Aer Lingus ups support for IAG deal

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:51
Aer Lingus reaffirms its support for a £1bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG, saying it believes the deal makes commercial sense.
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Trinity Mirror apology for hacking

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:49
Trinity Mirror - the owner and publisher of the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror - apologises to "all its victims of phone hacking".
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VIDEO: Creating Africa's coffee culture

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:36
Ngozi Dozie, co-founder of Cafe Neo in Lagos, Nigeria, talks to the BBC about building up his coffee shop business.
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HSBC whistleblower's email surfaces

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:25
Whistleblower Herve Falciani says he feels vindicated after his email to HMRC offering details of bank account holders in Switzerland is uncovered by Le Monde newspaper.
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VIDEO: Should India's sex trade be legal?

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 13:13
Many of India's three million sex workers want the trade to be legalised but opponents fear an increase in trafficking.
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Adding up the cost of childbirth

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 13:04
How much do women around the world pay to give birth?
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VIDEO: India's family-friendly employers

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 13:01
A lack of childcare options for women in India has led some employers to step up and help out.
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Housebuilding dip hits construction

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 11:46
UK construction output fell by more than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2014 after new home building declined for the first time in nearly two years.
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Virgin to invest £3bn in broadband

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 11:02
Virgin Media has announced it is to invest £3bn in improving its fibre optic broadband network, increasing the network's reach from 13 million to 17 million homes.
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Retailer fined over demand for keys

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 10:40
Rent-to-own retailer PerfectHome has been fined for making some customers hand over their keys before delivering purchases.
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Nikkei bucks Asia trend to end lower

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 09:16
Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors kept a close eye on developments in Europe and hopes for a deal with Greece, but Japan's market fell.
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VIDEO: HSBC whistleblower on tax evasion data

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 07:15
The BBC has seen correspondence sent to the British tax authorities back in 2008 which gave information on clients from one of the five biggest private banks in the world.
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Labour to extend bank bonus clawback

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 06:06
Bankers guilty of misconduct would have to pay back bonuses received up to 10 years ago, under banking reforms outlined by the Labour Party.
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The ghost Tesco stores

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 05:31
The void left when a town loses its supermarket
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VIDEO: Indian firms push for missed calls

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 02:39
Companies in India are creating a new kind of customer relations by asking potential customers to call them and hang up.
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VIDEO: Growing US inequality - in 90 seconds

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 00:28
Inequality in the United States has been noticeable since the 2008 recession, but the income gap has been growing for decades.
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Cyber-cops tackle online fraudsters

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 00:06
The law enforcers tackling online fraudsters
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Inside the Germans' debt psyche

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 00:06
Inside the German psyche
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Xiaomi to open online US store

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 23:00
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.
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Zynga shares plunge on loss

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 22:26
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.
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