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Markets in Asia have followed US markets lower as further falls in the price of oil have unsettled investors.
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US carmaker Ford says it will close its operations in Japan and Indonesia blaming poor sales and and market conditions.
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More than one in five home insurance claims are unsuccessful owing, in part, to the complexity of policies.
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Turning human waste into money
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How to overcome a terror of public speaking
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Chief executives explain how they've improved their public speaking.
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Scalextric and Thunderbirds are among the retro toys that the toy industry hopes will drive growth this year.
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Rory goes hands-on with some of the latest toys and potential best-sellers at an exhibition in London.
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Are the best days behind Apple's smartphone?
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Shares on Wall Street close down, hurt by the slide in the price of oil.
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi fights critics, insisting the bank's policies will help to raise inflation.
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The secretary bird kicks snakes to death with a strike that packs five times the bird's own weight in a fraction of a second, scientists say.
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UK researchers measure the power in the strike of the secretary bird, which hunts by kicking.
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Have you wondered why politicians aren't what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it's because you can be in politics today but not be in power -- because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and corporations are cannibalizing the political sphere, causing financial crisis. In this talk, hear his dream for a world in which capital and labor no longer struggle against each other, "one that is simultaneously libertarian, Marxist and Keynesian."
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How Israel is embracing veganism
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The introduction of all-day breakfasts in the US helps McDonald's sales rise 5% in the fourth quarter.
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Why HMRC has cut a tax deal with Google
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A report from the think tank Centre for Cities finds that Hull has the lowest average weekly wage in the UK, of £376.
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The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned.
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UK factories have seen only limited signs of a recovery in exports amid "global uncertainty", the CBI says.
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Oil prices tumble again on Monday, as Opec calls for co-operation from oil producing nations outside the organisation.
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Why do sperm whales die in the North Sea?
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Explorer Henry Worsley dies after suffering exhaustion and dehydration during a solo attempt to cross Antarctica.
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Taxpayers required to complete their tax return before a 31 January deadline will be given extra time if they were affected by floods that hit the UK.
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Do claims about Britain's broadband infrastructure, made by a Conservative MP, stack up?
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