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New combat jet fails to take to sky

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:58
The F-35 combat jet due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers will not make its UK debut on the first day of the Farnborough Airshow.
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UK drug firm recommends US takeover

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 07:11
British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.
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New bosses start at Espirito Santo

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:55
Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) accelerates the appointment of new executives, originally due to start at the end of July.
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Samsung finds China 'child labour'

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:44
Samsung Electronics says it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at the factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
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Lindt to buy US rival Russell Stover

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:40
Swiss chocolate firm Lindt & Sprungli agrees a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover, making it the third-largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.
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