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VIDEO: Online shopping, 20 years on

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 10:18
Twenty years after the first online transaction, Ben Thompson visits the John Lewis online distribution centre in Milton Keynes to look how the internet has changed the way we shop.
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UK pork farmers face sanctions hit

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 10:15
UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts.
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'No hard brake' from mortgage checks

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:41
New affordability checks have only put a "gentle dampener" on the UK mortgage market during their first months of operation, lenders say.
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Scottish legal firms announce merger

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:27
Law firm Harper Macleod says it is merging with solicitors Bird Semple to create one of Scotland's largest private client practices.
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AUDIO: Government accused over fracking survey

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:07
A Green Party MP has accused the government of having "something to hide" after the publication of a partly redacted analysis of the potential effects of fracking for shale gas.
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Energy industry 'over-regulated'

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 08:55
Five former energy regulators have suggested that too much regulation may have hindered competition among energy suppliers and kept energy prices high.
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Gatwick and Heathrow see July record

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 08:42
The debate over expanding the UK's air capacity has heated up after record passenger numbers at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in July.
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VIDEO: Remittances costing African migrants

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 07:19
The United States has offered billions to contribute to Africa's economic development, but many who left the continent to build a new life in America may be missing out.
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VIDEO: Hackers descend on Vegas for Def Con

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 06:32
Some of the smartest - and potentially most dangerous - minds in the hacking community gather in Las Vegas for their annual meeting, Def Con.
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Australian winemaker in bidding war

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 04:23
The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.
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Would sinking ships hit GDP?

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 00:25
Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?
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Fracking 'supported by UK majority'

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 23:44
Fracking is supported by the majority of UK people, an oil and gas group says, but environmentalists argue that the research is flawed.
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Firms' hiring plans at 16-year high

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 23:03
UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
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A flying camera for extreme sport fans

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 22:35
How extreme sports inspired a million dollar start-up making a flying camera to capture all the action.
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VIDEO: How extreme sports led to a foldable drone

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 22:35
How two extreme sports fan created a million dollar start-up making foldable drones.
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Samsung faces Asian mobile rivals

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 18:59
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung
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UK firms hurt by Russian import ban

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 12:43
Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.
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VIDEO: UK fishery suffers from Russia sanctions

Sat, 09/08/2014 - 23:08
A Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries hits the frozen fish industry in Scotland, which counts Russia as one of its most important customers.
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Costs and considerations of retiring abroad

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:00
The costs and considerations of retiring overseas
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New TV firm goes into administration

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 20:45
Birmingham's City TV - one of the companies given licences to broadcast local television channels - enters administration without ever broadcasting.
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