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Hundreds of factory workers at the JTI Gallaher cigarette factory in Ballymena, County Antrim, are facing redundancy after it was announced the plant is to close, with the loss of more than 800 jobs.
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth for both this year and next.
US retail giant Wal-Mart announces plans to end health insurance coverage for some of its part-time workers, citing rising healthcare costs.
Twitter reveals it is suing the US government in an attempt to allow it to share more information with users about requests for their data.
Blackpool International Airport announces that it will close on 15 October, after failing to find a buyer.