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US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
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Bank raises UK growth forecast
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The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
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Forest protection schemes make little progress
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The Football Association was hit by a £34m drop in broadcasting rights income last season compared with 2011-12.
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Boeing's revenues rise 8% to $20.5bn (£12.2bn) in the first quarter, driven by an increase in commercial aircraft deliveries.
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A red squirrel at a conservation centre in Norfolk stuns wardens by producing her 48th kitten in six years.
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EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
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Nearly two-thirds of people have never switched energy supplier - a process that could save them £200, says the energy regulator, Ofgem.
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The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise £33m.
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BBC Newsnight's technology editor David Grossman explains what impact a "second machine age" will have on our society and economy.
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Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes - often in disturbing conditions - because they cannot afford to live elsewhere.
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UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show.
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US President Obama is embarking on a week-long tour of Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal high on the agenda.
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The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
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Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
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Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
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Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
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Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 square-foot shop in Boston.
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General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
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A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.
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Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
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The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.
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Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.
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High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
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The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
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