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Which? call for net speed ads revamp

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 00:48
Consumer watchdog Which? is calling for a rethink of the way broadband speeds are advertised, claiming current ones are misleading.
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How Jason Atherton built his empire

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 00:43
From a tough upbringing in the English coastal town of Skegness, celebrity chef Jason Atherton talks about how he went on to build a restaurant empire.
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China to double Iranian investment

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 19:04
China will double investment in Iranian infrastructure projects to more than $52bn according to Iran's Mehr news agency.
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Napoleon hat sells for 1.9m euros

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 17:32
A South Korean collector buys a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon for 1.9m euros at auction, smashing its expected sale price.
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Cameron backing for EU-US trade deal

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 15:13
David Cameron pledges to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal, following a meeting with fellow leaders at the G20 summit.
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Caterham make 230 staff redundant

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 14:18
Caterham's administrator says they have made 230 staff redundant while still planning to race at the Abu Dhabi grand prix.
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World Cup bidding like 'Wild West'

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 13:59
Former Sports Minister Sir Hugh Robertson says he was told bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was a "Wild West" process.
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UK ministers back Juncker tax probe

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 13:50
Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader.
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VIDEO: Abbott: 'Governments can deliver'

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 09:22
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "governments can do better and that there can be higher growth and more jobs" as he closed the G20 summit held in Brisbane.
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G20 leaders in global growth pledge

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 08:07
The G20 summit closes with pledges from leaders to boost the global economy, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin leaves the summit early.
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VIDEO: How energy saving can save pounds

Sat, 15/11/2014 - 18:01
It is thought the UK needs to improve energy-saving measures in over 13,000 existing homes a week if it is to meet its greenhouse gas commitments.
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Retailer dismisses Miliband comments

Sat, 15/11/2014 - 15:40
Retailer Sports Direct dismisses criticism by Ed Miliband of its use of zero-hours contracts, after the Labour leader calls it a "terrible place to work".
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VIDEO: Is Germany's economy flatlining?

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 22:48
The BBC's Robert Peston reports from Hamburg on the economic condition of Germany, which has seen growth figures of just 0.1% in the third quarter of the year.
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Energy efficiency challenge at home

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 22:03
The cost and benefits of energy efficiency at home
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Craig Whyte arrest warrant issued

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 21:46
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte following an investigation into the club's sale in 2011.
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Microsoft leapfrogs Exxon in value

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 19:18
The energy giant ceded its position as the world's second largest company to Microsoft, after concerns about the falling oil price devalued its shares.
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House passes Keystone pipeline bill

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 18:42
The US House of Representatives passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, and it will now go to a vote in the Senate.
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Virgin America shares surge on debut

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 18:00
Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surge more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.
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FTSE buoyed by mild oil price rise

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 17:33
London's main share index closed at a six-week high, as a small recovery in oil prices buoyed energy firms' shares.
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Police arrest 18 in Petrobras raids

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 16:38
Brazilian police have carried out a series of raids and arrested 18 people as part of a corruption investigation into the state-run oil firm Petrobras.
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