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The owner of KFC, Yum Brands, reports an 8% rise in profit, thanks in part to a chicken bucket promotion in China for the New Year, which boosted sales.
Volkswagen may outline a deal on Thursday to buy back up to 500,000 diesel cars in the US, according to reports.
Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman will be the first woman to appear on a US banknote for more than a century, officials announce.
More than £126 million was lost in the UK last year to a type of fraud where people are conned into making expected payments to a different bank account
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Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised security service MI5 to collect vast amounts of telecommunications data, according to documents obtained by Privacy International.
British Gas announces plans to close an office in Oldbury with the loss of more than 680 jobs.
Microsoft says it is to stop manufacturing the Xbox 360 games console, 10 years after it launched.
Shares in fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola fall more than 4% after the firm reports a fall in profits.