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Investors' concern over missing millions following move to "unlock" frozen pensions
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IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi's GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.
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The Bank of England has stopped the automated system of transfers of large amounts of money between banks owing to a technical problem.
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IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
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Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
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The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
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Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar, says the three largest Westminster parties all need to do more to tackle social mobility.
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A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.
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All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
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Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.
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The Russian rouble weakens against the dollar after Moody's downgrades the credit rating of the nation's debt, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
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Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers - by one of their rivals.
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The FTSE 100 loses ground but Tesco shares rise on speculation that private equity groups are eyeing its Asian business.
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Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.
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Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
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Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
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Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
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Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
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Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.
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Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
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Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals
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Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
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Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
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League of Legends has all the sound and fury of a big sporting event
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Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa airline are set to walk out again, just as train drivers end their weekend of strike action.
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