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Premier League warns fans about Vines

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 05:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.
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VIDEO: Darts hits the bullseye in Asia

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:50
Darts is a growing business and the first ever World Series darts competition to be played in Asia is about to kick off in Singapore.
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Coca-Cola buys stake in Monster

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:06
US drinks giant Coca-Cola buys a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage in a cash deal, as it looks for growth away from fizzy drinks.
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Buffett's Berkshire shares hit record

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 00:56
Shares in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway top $200,000 for the first time, valuing the firm at an estimated $326bn.
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VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 00:07
What's the chance a robot will take your job?
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VIDEO: Growth in India's smartphone market

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 23:57
While India has the second highest number of mobile phone subscribers in the world, only one in eight of them have smartphones.
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S Korea in first rate cut since 2013

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 23:44
South Korea's central bank cuts its key lending rate for the first time in 15 months to boost growth at home.
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The 30-year-old health billionaire

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:40
The self-made 30-year-old health care boss who's worth $4.5bn
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Nike v Adidas: The battle of the kit makers

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:36
The battle of the football kit makers
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Smartphone stress: Are you a victim?

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:29
Are we becoming victims of the 'always on' work culture?
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Banana firm Chiquita spurns takeover

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:22
Banana firm Chiquita rejects a takeover bid by Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups, saying it will stick to a plan to merge with Fyffes.
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Should holiday email be deleted?

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 17:32
A German company has an innovative approach to holiday email - it just deletes all of it. Good idea?
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Apple bans toxins from assembly line

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 16:49
In light of a public campaign, Apple has banned two potentially hazardous chemicals from 22 of its iPhone and iPad assembly plants.
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Npower costs prompt 38% profit fall

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 16:00
Npower, says it is getting on top of late billing problems in the UK, but first-half profit fell 38%
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Queue jumping charge for calls to EE

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 14:48
Mobile phone company EE has introduced a 50p charge for jumping the queue on customer service calls, angering some customers.
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ECB 'under pressure' to boost growth

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 14:38
Stagnating growth in the eurozone has put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further measures to boost the economic bloc, say analysts.
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Ask.fm sold after cyberbullying row

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:30
The Latvia-based social network - notoriously linked to teenage suicides - has been taken over, with the founders leaving the firm.
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Lib Dems vow tax-free allowance rise

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:24
A rise in the tax-free personal allowance to £12,500 during the next Parliament is proposed by the Liberal Democrats.
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Asda sales and market share rise

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:46
Asda said sales and market share for the 10 weeks to June increased, but giant US owner Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast.
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Record number of tourists visit UK

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:37
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics finds.
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