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German beer law celebrates 500 years

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:52
A look at Germany's "Reinheitsgebot" or beer purity law, introduced in 1516 by the Duke of Bavaria and still in place today.
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VIDEO: Kenya's affordable solar power projects

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:42
Entrepreneurs in Kenya are harnessing solar energy to provide ordinary Kenyans with power for their homes.
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VIDEO: App helps expectant mums in Cameroon

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:38
A young engineer shows the BBC the medical app he has developed for pregnant women.
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Mining stocks drag FTSE 100 lower

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:29
The London market remained on a losing streak on Friday, with miners the four biggest fallers in the FTSE 100.
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House prices 'rise in UK's big cities'

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:54
House prices in cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and Southampton rose sharply in the first three months of the year, a survey suggests.
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Uber settles over employee status row

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:45
Uber has agreed to pay out $100m for its drivers to drop their case claiming employee rights.
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Mitsubishi Motors scandal widens

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:17
The emissions scandal surrounding Mitsubishi Motors widens as the company says further models may be involved and US regulators reportedly ask for information.
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VIDEO: Wozniak: Apple were right over FBI case

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 06:33
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that Apple made the right decision by refusing to hand over information to the FBI which would have helped them unlock an iPhone.
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Bike couriers in legal fight over rights

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 05:00
Four couriers are taking their companies to a tribunal in a bid to get employed workers' rights, in what could be a landmark case affecting thousands of self-employed people.
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Mitsubishi Motors shares sink to new low

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 04:12
Shares of Mitsubishi Motors sink to new lows after the automaker admitted to falsifying fuel economy data earlier in the week.
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Microsoft Windows hurt by PC sales slump

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 03:40
Microsoft's quarterly profit has missed analysts' estimates as a continued slump in personal computer sales hurts the company's core Windows business.
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Ad sales boost revenue for Google parent

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 02:44
Quarterly revenue at Google's parent company Alphabet rises 17% after strong mobile advertising sales.
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Daimler opens internal emissions probe

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 02:29
German carmaker Daimler begins an internal investigation of its diesel exhaust emissions certification process in the US.
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From wetsuits to wine: Small firms embrace the cloud

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 23:31
Small firms enter the cloud
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Paying to get the best seats in the stadium

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 23:29
The sports ticket schemes that fund stadium building
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Apple should pay more tax - co-founder

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 23:08
All companies, including Apple, should pay a 50% tax rate, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says.
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SunEdison files for bankruptcy

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 22:21
US solar energy firm SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection after years of rapid-fire acquisitions.
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Starbucks sales growth disappoints

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 21:46
Starbucks shares fall more than 5% in after hours trading after the company missed analysts' sales expectations.
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Jailed tycoon moved to Turkish prison

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 21:34
Tycoon Asil Nadir, who was jailed in the UK for stealing millions of pounds from his Polly Peck empire, is transferred to a prison in Turkey.
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VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 17:41
Volkswagen to offer "substantial compensation" and car buy-back deals in the US as part of a settlement of the diesel emissions scandal.
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