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South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.
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London Market Report
Today » 8:09:35
Shares in Kingfisher and Easyjet fall after disappointing earnings updates.
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Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
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The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
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The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.
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People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.
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The US aviation regulator lifts its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, but warns the situation remains "very fluid".
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Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
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A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
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China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
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Facebook has reported a 138% jump in net income in the second quarter on booming advertising revenue.
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Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
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General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
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Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".
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Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
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The rise of solo dining
Today » 3:00:08
The restaurants that love solo diners
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A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
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Digesting China's latest food scandal
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Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
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A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
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Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
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Fur seals feel climate impacts
Yesterday » 8:52:50
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
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The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
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IMF forecasts lower US growth
Yesterday » 8:39:02
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
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Shares in snacks and drinks giant Pepsico trade close to record levels after the company reports positive results.
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