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Big is beautiful for merging universities

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 14:49
Why are so many European universities merging?
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Energy firms 'risk losing $2tn'

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 14:26
The world's biggest oil and gas companies risk losing $2.2tn by overestimating future demand for fossil fuels, a report suggests.
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Toyota recalls 1.6m cars over airbags

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 14:12
Toyota is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with defective air bags.
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Ukraine bans all Russian planes

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:57
Ukraine bans all Russian planes from using its airspace as Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom stops delivering gas to its neighbour.
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Beyonce and Arcadia confirm 2016 launch

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:52
A launch of retail billionaire Sir Philip Green's new clothing company with singer Beyonce is planned for spring next year.
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Thomas Cook hails 'real progress'

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:30
Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".
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VIDEO: What are the chancellor's options?

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 06:16
The Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review will be set out on Wednesday. What are his options as he attempts to balance the books?
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VIDEO: Hong Kong's slipper business revamped

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 00:41
Hand embroidered slippers are one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong manufacturing trades - and they are getting a revamp.
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VIDEO: Could tax credits be new poll tax?

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 00:29
Norman Smith asks whether the changes to tax credits could cause lasting damage to the Conservative Party.
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VIDEO: Cafe perks up rundown area

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 00:27
How one small business has helped transform the fortunes of a downtown district in Budapest, Hungary.
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Budapest's cafe culture proving good for business

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 00:26
The Budapest cafe perking up a former red light district
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How Ireland built a cheese movement

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 00:18
How Ireland built a cheese movement
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US retailer Costco in E. coli scare

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 23:30
Wholesale outlet Costco is the latest retailer to be linked to an outbreak of E .coli, says the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Rolls-Royce 'confidence not good'

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 18:30
Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East says he understands investors' concerns and promises to be more transparent about the risks it faces.
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Travel shares weigh on FTSE 100

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 17:00
Travel shares pull the FTSE lower as investors remain wary of the sector in the wake of the recent terror attacks.
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US economy grows more than expected

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 14:57
US economic growth for the third quarter is revised up, helped by stronger investment and house building.
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Airlines cancel Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 14:20
British Airways and Easyjet cancel all flights between the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh until January, in the wake of last month's Sinai plane crash.
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Peugeot to publish 'real world' data

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 12:32
French carmaker Peugeot Citroen plans to measure and publish "real world" fuel usage and pollutant emissions of its main passenger vehicles
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VIDEO: What to expect in the Spending Review

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 12:30
The business, economics and politics editors of BBC News explain what to look out for in Wednesday's Spending Review.
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UK rates to remain low 'for some time'

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 12:24
Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the UK Treasury Committee that interest rates are likely to remain low "for some time".
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