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Dow closes at record high for sixth day

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 22:06
Wall Street markets were mixed on Tuesday as the Dow reached a new high but disappointing results earnings weighed on the Nasdaq.
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WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 21:46
WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.
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Brexit: 'Spanner in the works' of global growth

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 21:37
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the UK's decision to leave the European Union has "thrown a spanner in the works" of its global growth forecast.
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Building firm Dunne Group collapses with loss of 524 jobs

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 20:38
More than 500 staff lose their jobs after a leading Scottish construction firm goes into administration.
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Store Twenty One: hundreds of workers to lose jobs

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 20:30
More than 500 jobs are under threat as fashion retailer Store Twenty One agrees to close 77 shops as part of a rescue deal with landlords.
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US states sue Volkswagen over emission scandal

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 18:31
Three US states have taken legal action against Volkswagen in the wake of the carmakers emissions scandal.
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Vauxhall admits first Zafira fire recorded in 2009

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 16:49
Car maker reveals it was told about a problem that caused the Zafira B to catch fire more than six years before it recalled the model.
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Britain after Brexit: Dr Gerard Lyons and Louise Cooper

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 15:03
Dr Gerard Lyons and Louise Cooper on how Britain will trade after Brexit.
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Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 15:01
The IMF says the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has "thrown a spanner in the works" of its global growth forecast.
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Why rising prices are not always a bad thing

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 14:21
The BBC's Andy Verity explains why rising prices are not necessarily a bad thing, particularly for those with long-term debt like mortgages.
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BT must 'put its house in order' - MPs

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 14:12
MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report, which accuses it of "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the division responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out.
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Low Cost holidaymakers likely to get just £7.78 refund

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 13:15
Thousands of holidaymakers who booked travel with Low Cost Holidays may get a refund of just £7.50 each, the BBC understands.
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BT warns that splitting the firm would 'derail' investment

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 12:40
BT's chairman has warned that splitting Openreach from BT would 'derail' the investments that BT is making in broadband.
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Nintendo rally sees its market value soar past Sony

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 12:18
Think of a Japanese tech giant, a truly global player made in Japan - Sony, you say? Well, think again. Or rather - think Nintendo instead.
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Truck firms hit with record €3bn EU fine for price fixing

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 11:51
Four truck manufacturers have been fined a record €2.93bn (£2.46bn) by the European Union for colluding on prices.
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Flights and fuel push everyday prices 0.5% higher

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:40
UK inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 0.5% in June from 0.3% in May, figures show.
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House prices rising by £16,000 a year, says ONS

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 08:50
The price of an average house or flat in the UK rises by £16,000 in the year to May, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
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Softbank shares slide 10% after ARM takeover

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 08:04
Shares in Japan's Softbank have fallen 10% after being hit with a glut of sell orders following its purchase of ARM Holdings.
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Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 08:03
Young people have suffered a drop in income since the financial crisis, but pensioners have enjoyed a significant rise, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Northern Powerhouse

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 02:41
The former Chancellor George Osborne peppered media interviews with references to the "Northern Powerhouse" but what's next for the project since his departure?
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