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R2-D2 helped out Pinewood Studio's CEO by bringing him the text of his speech at the CBI annual conference.
Hopes that the worst is over for Britain's biggest supermarket chain, but shares in Serco loses almost a third of their value following a rights issues and cuts to profit forecasts.
Outsourcing firm Serco's shares have plunged after it unveiled plans to raise up to £550m through selling new shares and cut its profit forecast.
Hosts Canada refuse to enter talks over reviewing the controversial use of artificial pitches at next year's Women's World Cup.
Open net access should be seen as a basic right that all Americans should enjoy, President Obama says.
Pylon cables will disappear from some parts of England and Wales as National Grid looks to reduce the impact of energy transmission on the landscape.
The discount supermarket chain Aldi plans to create 35,000 new roles over the next eight years as it opens hundreds of new stores.
David Cameron tells the CBI's annual conference that the prospect of an EU referendum is not damaging the UK economy.
Business leaders are to urge ministers to offer more free childcare and cut taxes for the low paid at the CBI annual conference.
A referendum on Britain's membership of the EU will not damage the UK economy, David Cameron tells business leaders.
A €1.2bn takeover bid by the Angolan president's daughter has sent shares in Portugal Telecom sharply higher in Lisbon.
CBI Director General John Cridland says: "We've had a jobs rich recovery... Frankly any job is better than being stuck on the unemployment register."
Carlsberg has reported a drop in third quarter profit after a fall in the Russian rouble hit its performance.
A third of British jobs could be replaced by machines within the next two decades, a study has suggested.
How much is London’s iconic skyline worth?
New global rules to prevent banks that are "too big to fail" from being bailed out by taxpayers have been announced.
New global rules to prevent banks that are "too big to fail" from being bailed out by taxpayers are welcomed by the Governor of the Bank of England.
One of London's most distinctive office buildings, the Gherkin, has been bought by a Brazilian group for more than £700m.
David Cameron rejects claims an EU referendum will damage the UK economy in a speech to business leaders in London.
Why prices rise at the higher rate of inflation