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Taking the emotion out of investment

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 00:34
The technology helping investors ignore their feelings
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Harnessing the power of the ocean

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 00:34
The challenge of harnessing the power of the ocean
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VIDEO: City workers' surprising wish list

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 00:34
BBC News went to a pub in the City, London's financial district, to find out what workers in the financial sector want in the Budget.
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Who will look after Japan's elderly?

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 22:35
Who will look after Japan's elderly?
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VIDEO: Japan 'facing nurse shortages'

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 22:35
Japan is facing a staggering shortage of nurses and care workers for the elderly if it doesn't implement some changes.
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McDonald's burns prompt US enquiry

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 20:23
US officials have launched an investigation into McDonald's after several of the fast food chain's employees said they suffered serious burns due to lax safety standards.
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VIDEO: North Sea industries tax hope

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 19:51
Wednesday's Budget could be the most important in the 40-year history of the North Sea oil and gas industry, a leading industry figure says.
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North Sea poised for tax cuts

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 18:58
The UK government may cut taxes for the sector in response to the falling oil price.
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Yodel defends Mother's Day service

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 18:19
Courier firm Yodel, the second-biggest courier in the UK, says that supplier issues were to blame for late deliveries.
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Ryanair eyes US flights in five years

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:37
Budget airline Ryanair says it hopes to offer flights between Europe to the US in four to five years time.
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Grant Thornton sued for £49m

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:39
The big accountancy firm Grant Thornton is being sued by the Manchester building society for £49m for the negligent auditing of its accounts.
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Budget a 'watershed' for North Sea

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:24
Wednesday's Budget could be the most important in the 40-year history of the North Sea oil and gas industry, a leading industry figure says.
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Historic university campus for sale

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:17
Hundreds of new homes could be built at a historic university campus in the west end of Glasgow after the 31 acre site was put up for sale.
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New TV deal can 'close gap to Top 14'

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:47
Premiership Rugby's new six-year deal with BT Sport will bridge the gap to the French Top 14, says its CEO Mark McCafferty.
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WPP boss receives £36m pay boost

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:44
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell will receive £36m from the advertising giant's controversial incentive plan.
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The man who transformed Foyles

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 09:17
How Foyles' chief executive Sam Husain was able to turn around the fortunes of one of the UK's oldest and best-known booksellers.
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Cement mega-merger deal in doubt

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 08:22
A deal to create the world's largest cement maker is in jeopardy after Swiss firm Holcim says merger terms with French rival Lafarge are untenable.
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D&G respond to Elton's boycott calls

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 07:57
Gabbana says that "it was never our intention to judge other people's choices" after their comments on gay adoption and IVF prompt calls from Sir Elton John to boycott the fashion label.
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'Radical' rates review launched

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 07:04
A review of the business rates system in England has been launched, with its findings due in time for the Budget in 2016.
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Big broadband companies score worst

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 05:04
Customer satisfaction with the big three broadband providers is below 50% while smaller rivals have approval rates above 70%, says Which?
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