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VIDEO: Laser 'tattoos' to replace fruit labels

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 07:53
Laser machines could remove the need for stick-on labels during the sale of fruit.
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AUDIO: Sex and drugs and GDP

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 07:10
The Office for National Statistics will give near final data on UK GDP to 2012, based on their own revisions and the new accounting rules for measuring GDP.
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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 01:39
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
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Arthur Andersen name resurrected

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 01:34
US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.
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Credit Suisse investigating traders

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 01:13
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
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How to find fast food menu secrets

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 00:02
Competition is driving many fast-food restaurants to fill special orders. As a result, hundreds of "secret menu" items circulate on social media to be snapped up by savvy eaters.
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Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 23:58
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
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Austria's only snail farmer

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 23:12
How a former IT worker became Austria's only full-time snail farmer, further diversifying his business into snail caviar and liver.
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UK moves up global economic ranking

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 23:01
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
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Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs'

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 22:36
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.
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Wall Street market report

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 20:38
Shares in Home Depot lead the Dow Jones index lower after a report claiming a data breach.
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Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 19:49
The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.
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Laptop sales soar before university

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 18:38
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
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UK seeks extra power for winter

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 18:00
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
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