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Carmaker Ford reports healthy profits thanks to strong demand in its home US market and in China, which offset more losses in Europe.
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The number of people and companies going bust in Scotland is up, according to the latest official figures.
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Oxfam Chief executive Mark Goldring believes charitable giving is down due to "people feeling the pinch".
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Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £5.6m for incorrectly reporting trading activity on the financial markets.
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A challenge to the government's HS2 high-speed rail project is rejected by the Court of Appeal.
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Private sector industry in the eurozone returned to growth in July, a survey suggests, boosting hopes that the area will emerge from recession.
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Would a proposed cap on credit and debit card processing fees help consumers - or actually cost them more?
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The Scottish Professional Football League reveals the names of its league competitions.
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Thousands of galahs and cockatoos flock to a town in Queensland, Australia, causing power cuts and disrupting residents, its mayor says.
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Plans to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards in the European Union have been published - but there is disagreement over the potential impact.
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Three months after Dhaka factory collapse, have things improved?
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America's growing taste for hummus could revive the Virginia's agricultural fortunes, once dependent on tobacco farming.
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Easyjet shares jump 6% after the no-frills airline reports a strong rise in second quarter sales and says its full-year profits are set to beat expectations.
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Nature reserves are created alongside a canal to protect wildlife so the number of boats can increase.
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B&Q owner Kingfisher reports improving sales after better weather boosts sales of outdoor products.
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A new species of the mysterious "Hero Shrew" has been discovered in Africa which sheds new light into the evolutionary changes of this unique strong shrew.
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Scientists at Imperial College London have designed a concept mission to land astronauts on Mars and return them to Earth.
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The UK's biggest banks will have to reveal from next year how much they lend in thousands of local areas, the Treasury announces.
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China's manufacturing activity falls to an 11-month low in July, hurt by a decline in new orders, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
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Japanese exports continue to recover, rising for a fourth month in a row in June, boosted by a weak yen and a revival in demand from Europe.
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A new baby is always valued - but the new Royal baby has been estimated to have an actual, cash value, says one brand expert.
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Three months on from the terrible collapse of a factory in Dhaka, fears remain about the safety of the four million workers in the garment industry.
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For years, Virginia farmers made their living growing tobacco, but as people smoke less, demand for the crop dropped. Now, a new breed of chick peas may help make up for dwindling tobacco sales.
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Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they have seen steam rising from one of the damaged reactor buildings, for the second time in less than a week.
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Sharanjit Leyl takes a look at how infrastructure spending in the Philippines does not always filter down to the people.
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