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Small businesses could benefit from a change in the rules on selling alcohol, under plans being discussed in a government consultation.
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Plans to bring broadband connections to passengers flying at 30,000 feet have been dropped by US firm AT&T.
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A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.
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The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1920s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.
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Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations because of its fears over the Ebola outbreak, Caf confirms.
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The formal part of the Apec summit in Beijing has ended but the US and Chinese presidents have been holding private talks, as Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
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Google is to pay over £1bn to rent an airfield but little is known about what it plans to do there.
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Germany is set to make doping in sport a crime for the first time, with jail terms of up to three years for guilty athletes.
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Company bosses and tech entrepreneurs are being targeted in their hotel rooms by hackers whose malware can evade detection, warn researchers.
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David Shukman explains how scientists will land spacecraft on a speeding comet
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Sports Direct has unveiled plans for a budget gym chain which it claims will "revolutionise" the fitness market.
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Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation are identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.
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A drop in mortgage lending to first-time buyers signals a dip in confidence among those intending to buy a home, according to mortgage brokers.
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Vodafone is to launch UK broadband and TV services in the spring to compete with rivals such as BT, Virgin and Sky.
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Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever is suing a Californian business for selling a plant-based alternative of the condiment, called 'Just Mayo'.
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An EU court backs curbs on unemployed migrants' access to certain benefits, setting a legal precedent for the UK.
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It "may be the case" that there will be no High Street payday lenders operating in the UK in a year's time, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
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High Street fashion chain New Look has pulled out of both Russia and Ukraine citing 'political uncertainty'.
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The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, with Vodafone shares boosted after the mobile operator increases its earnings forecast.
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping urges Asia-Pacific nations to accelerate economic integration to spur growth, on day two of the Apec summit.
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Plans to build new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick will cost substantially more than the bidders have estimated, the Airports Commission says.
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A cap on interest rates on payday loans from January 2015 is announced by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority.
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World governments are breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report by the Overseas Development Institute says.
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Social networking giant Facebook said its new messaging service now has more than 500 million users - more than doubling since April.
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Springwatch host Chris Packham writes an open letter to Ant and Dec imploring them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
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