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The French government is selling a stake in the jet engine maker Safran in a move that could raise up to $1.3bn.
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Barclays bank is cutting 1,700 jobs from across its branch network in the UK, according to Unite union
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Janet Yellen, the woman the White House wants to run the Federal Reserve, defends its stimulus efforts at her confirmation hearing.
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The high street DVD rental chain Blockbuster is to close 72 stores - with a loss of 452 jobs.
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Different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Only, patients don’t know that data, making choosing a surgeon a high-stakes guessing game. Stefan Larsson looks at what happens when doctors measure and share their outcomes on hip replacement surgery, for example, to see which techniques are proving the most effective. Could health care get better -- and cheaper -- if doctors learn from each other in a continuous feedback loop? (Filmed at TED@BCG.)
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German carmaker Volkswagen announces a recall of about 2.6 million cars worldwide, including 640,000 in China, a crucial growth market.
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Wal-Mart, the owner of Asda, reports net income of $3.7bn (£2.3bn) for July to September this year, up from $3.6bn for the same period in 2012.
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Manchester United reports record revenue of £98.5m for the first three months of its financial year as income from sponsorship and TV deals jumps.
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Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel tells Rory Cellan-Jones that "monetizing" his company would not be terrible.
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Prototype radar scanners that can detect weapons concealed on people in public spaces is set to undergo real-world testing next year.
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Staff in hundreds of larger Post Offices branches will stage a 13th round of strike action since Easter, the Communication Workers Union announces.
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Ireland is to make a clean break from its 85bn euro (£71m) international bailout programme next month without seeking precautionary funding, the prime minister confirms.
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House builder Taylor Wimpey says it has sold all the homes it is building this year, partly as a result of the government's Help to Buy scheme.
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Arcadia - the firm which owns Topshop, BHS and Miss Selfridge - reports a fall in annual sales and says trading conditions "remain challenging".
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A new report says the UK space sector needs a defined and properly funded national programme if it is to build on the successes of recent years.
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BAE Systems tells staff at its UK shipyards that 1,775 job losses will be phased in over the next three years.
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Blockbuster, the troubled DVD rental chain, will close 72 out of its 264 stores in the UK and axe 452 jobs.
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Bank of England's Paul Fisher says interest rate rise are not planned for 'any time soon.'
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Dominic Laurie takes a look inside the Co-Operative Group's new headquarters in Manchester - and meets chief executive Euan Sutherland.
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A union convener at a Glasgow shipyard says BAE workers are "in for a very very bumpy ride" over the next two years.
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The number of homes being repossessed in the UK falls to its lowest level in five years, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
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UK retail sales volumes fell 0.7% in October, with mild weather affecting sales of winter clothing, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.
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Dr Janet Yellen - the woman the White House wants to run the Federal Reserve after Ben Bernanke - faces the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.
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The economy is "a long way" from normality, the Bank of England's Paul Fisher warns, a day after the Bank raised its economic growth forecast.
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