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House prices are continuing to rise steadily, the Halifax says, with values growing at their highest annual rate for nearly three years.
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Intercontinental Hotels Group says it will return $350m (£227m) to shareholders after reporting a rise in half-year profits and revenues.
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A "bus-sized lump" of food fat mixed with wet wipes has formed in a drain under Kingston, Surrey.
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The average worker will lose a total of £6,600 in real terms during the coalition's term in government, the Labour Party says.
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Government-owned UK Asset Resolution, which incorporates Northern Rock (Asset Management) and Bradford & Bingley, pays back £1.9bn to taxpayers.
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High Street baker Greggs says it will reshape its business after reporting falling sales and profits.
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Sony rejects a proposal by one of its biggest shareholders, hedge fund Third Point, to spin off part of its entertainment division.
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Australia's central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a new record low, in an attempt to spur a fresh wave of economic growth.
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How India and China often avoid direct competition in Africa, by focusing on differing aspects of countries' economies.
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The world's biggest dairy producer Fonterra has responded quickly to a health scare that's seen some of the New Zealand company's products withdrawn in several markets.
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New Zealand's government steps up efforts to contain the fallout from a scare over contaminated products made by dairy giant Fonterra.
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Taxis are transport options in most cities around the world, but how do they vary in price around the globe?
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Why doesn't the UK have a crystal meth problem?
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The gap between assets and liabilities in big company pension scheme has widened, despite increased funding and rising share prices, a report says.
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Retail sales enjoyed their fastest July growth in seven years - at 2.2% - thanks to the month's heatwave, the British Retail Consortium says.
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The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper for $250m (£163m).
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How wearable technology could transform business
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Walter Smith is urging Rangers fans to support boardroom changes after he steps down as chairman at Ibrox.
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A US professor launches Bigshot, a build-it-yourself camera, in an effort to teach children how its underlying technologies work.
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The Washington Post says Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has agreed to purchase the company's flagship newspaper for $250m (£163m).
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A gas platform the size of a soccer pitch has been sent plunging to the bottom of the ocean, 200km (125 miles) off the coast of Norway.
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The UK government is launching a proposal to make it easier to turn empty High Street shops into homes.
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The UK's services sector has expanded at its fastest pace since December 2006, a survey has indicated.
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A pair of swallows raise four chicks in a nest built behind a speaker in a Land Rover's roof space.
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The world's first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten at a news conference in London on Monday.
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