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The number of people being declared insolvent falls to its lowest level for nearly a decade, figures from the Insolvency Service show.
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Uber sued over workers' rights
Yesterday » 0:25:53
Uber is facing legal action in the UK on behalf of UK drivers who claim the taxi-booking firm does not provide them with basic workers' rights.
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VW warns of 'challenges' ahead
Yesterday » 0:14:00
German carmaker Volkswagen reports a rise in quarterly results but warns of a number of 'challenges' ahead.
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Energy firm SSE announces it is buying a minority stake in French oil and gas giant Total's West of Shetland operations for £565m.
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Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats expectations to swing to a net profit in its first quarter of this year.
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Another bumper series of company reports helps the FTSE 100 off to a higher start on Wednesday.
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Barclays bank reports a 25% rise in half-year profits to £3.14bn but has set aside another £850m for customer compensation - including further PPI claims.
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Pay TV business Sky reports an 18% jump in annual profits to £1.4bn, helped by its screening of the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
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British businesses are to be forced to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, the government says.
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US online retailer Amazon calls for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.
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Windows 10 launch is 'new era'
Yesterday » 4:10:00
Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.
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Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.
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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in Vietnam - about to start the third day of a tour of south east Asia, hoping to encourage more trade between the countries.
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Asian stocks are higher on Wednesday on a strong Wall Street lead and hopes that Chinese markets will settle after days of volatility.
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The regional differences between car repair bills amounts to a lottery, and can be "offensive", a UK car magazine has claimed.
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The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence.
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Reaching those others cannot teach
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Twitter's revenue and earnings for the second quarter have beaten expectations, but co founder Jack Dorsey has said he is "not satisfied" with its user growth.
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Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotion available in other European member states.
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LinkedIn members opening their email inbox with a groan at yet another message from the professional networking site can rest easy.
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Ford warns on China car demand
Yesterday » 7:08:18
Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.
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Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
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Motorola's chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges.
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David Cameron's plans to crack down on "dirty money" being used to buy UK property have been criticised by tax and property experts.
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Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his deputy who criticised him over a financial scandal, while the attorney-general probing the issue has been replaced.
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