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KFC bucket deal boosts profit in China

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 01:10
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.
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VW 'to offer US diesel buy back deal'

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 00:38
Volkswagen may outline a deal on Thursday to buy back up to 500,000 diesel cars in the US, according to reports.
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Harriet Tubman to feature on $20 bill

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 00:22
Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman will be the first woman to appear on a US banknote for more than a century, officials announce.
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Account switch scam nets 5,000 victims

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 23:26
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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William Shakespeare's economic legacy

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 23:25
Shakespeare’s lessons for today’s business leaders
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Spies' 'staggering' data requests

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 23:01
Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised security service MI5 to collect vast amounts of telecommunications data, according to documents obtained by Privacy International.
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British Gas to axe 680 jobs

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 20:21
British Gas announces plans to close an office in Oldbury with the loss of more than 680 jobs.
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Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360 console

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 18:10
Microsoft says it is to stop manufacturing the Xbox 360 games console, 10 years after it launched.
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Coca Cola shares fall as profits decline

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 17:18
Shares in fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola fall more than 4% after the firm reports a fall in profits.
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