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Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:17
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.
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Russian shares fall on sanctions

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:45
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
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Bank fines to pay for veterans' homes

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:22
Almost £20m raised by fining the banking industry will partly fund specialist accommodation for military veterans, the prime minister says.
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Lloyds 'misleading' letter revealed

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:02
An example of a letter sent out to Lloyds customers by a law firm - but actually from Lloyds Bank itself - has been published by MPs
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David Jones $2bn takeover approved

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:33
The multi-billion dollar sale of Australian department store David Jones to South Africa's Woolworths Holdings is approved by a court in Sydney
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£230m for UK's biggest ethane store

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:27
Grangemouth plant owner Ineos is to build Europe's largest ethane storage tank after receiving a £230m loan guarantee from the UK government.
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VIDEO: An airline black box in 'the cloud'

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:57
Earlier this year Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared without trace. Soon, proposals will be set out to ensure that never again can an aircraft vanish.
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Mothercare must modernise says boss

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:38
Shares in mother and baby retailer Mothercare fall nearly 9% after its new boss said the UK business needs to modernise.
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Sports Direct profits up 15% to £240m

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:43
Sportswear retailer Sports Direct reports a "record" 15% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £239.5m for the year to 17 April 2014.
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Eurostar passenger numbers up by 2%

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:00
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says passenger numbers rose by 2% in the first half of the year to five million.
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US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 00:39
The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
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Asian Tour golf looks for Open upswing

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:15
Asian golf tour looks for British Open boost
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Chasing the silver dollar

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:09
With the world's population getting older, the BBC's Jane O'Brien meets some of the growing number of entrepreneurs targeting the "silver dollar" - elderly customers.
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Bombardier jet has tricky take-off

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:04
Why Bombardier's latest jet did not make it to Farnborough
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Help to Buy scheme runs out of money

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 22:54
The Scottish government's Help to Buy scheme runs out of money three months into the current financial year.
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MP invested in 'tax avoidance scheme'

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 21:48
MP Andrew Mitchell has invested in a film-financing company that tax collectors say was a tax avoidance scheme, BBC Newsnight learns.
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eBay earnings beat expectations

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 20:48
Online retailer eBay reports profits of $676m during the period from March to June, beating analyst expectations after a 'challenging quarter'.
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Amazon 'readies Netflix for e-books'

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:20
Amazon briefly posts details about a new "unlimited" subscription service for Kindle e-books.
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Apple to pay $400m over e-books

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 17:52
Apple agrees to pay as much as $400m to settle a lawsuit over accusations it colluded with publishers to fix e-books prices.
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Blogger fined for restaurant review

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 17:15
A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.
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