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The Conservative MP, Robert Halfon, says the OFT should look again at the oil market after the offices of several firms were raided by European Commission officials.
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Prince Harry and David Cameron were presented with dolls of themselves at a British business launch in New York.
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Marks and Spencer unveils a new clothing collection and strategy that it hopes will reverse falling sales.
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The Sun has unleashed a massive solar flare - the most powerful of 2013 so far.
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US hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb says Sony should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and shore up its struggling electronics arm.
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British scientists are scanning the brains of 300 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to try and understand how the brain is rewired as teenage years give way to maturity.
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Retail guru Mary Portas's review into how to rejuvenate struggling town centres has had mixed reviews.
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The Bank of England calls the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible" and says it will liaise with other central banks.
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European Union finance ministers have agreed to start talks with five none-EU countries in a bid to tighten rules on bank secrecy and tax evasion.
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Ratings agency Fitch upgrades Greece's credit rating, citing progress in cutting its budget deficit.
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One of Sony's largest shareholders has suggested it should sell up to 20% of its entertainment business.
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Two major elements in Britain's space strategy dedicated to satellites and their applications are officially unveiled in Oxfordshire.
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Sea levels are rising - but how quickly?
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Experts have come up with their most accurate estimate yet for the impact of melting ice sheets and glaciers on sea level.
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Trying to understand the adolescent brain
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Blackberry is expanding its BBM chat app to rival platforms, initially offering free texts on devices running Android or Apple's iOS operating systems.
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Some 60% of people who raise concerns about their workplace receive no response from their managers, a survey suggests.
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EU officials have raided the offices of several companies involved in the oil market, as part of an investigation into price-fixing.
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In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
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US top diplomat dives into debate over melting Arctic
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HM Revenue and Customs publishes its second list of tax defaulters, as it tries to shame people into paying up.
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Scientists discuss sex, sleep, drugs and dynamite over a pint of beer at a new festival held in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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The astronaut whose photographs of Earth and videos of life in space gained him hundreds of thousands of followers on social networks has returned to Earth.
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Channel 4 dipped into its huge cash reserves to spend a record amount on new programming last year, the not-for-profit broadcaster said.
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Vast reserves of shale oil is set to make the US an exporter rather than a leading importer, delivering a blow to Middle East oil producers that can expect to see demand fall, an International Energy Agency report observes.
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