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Squeezing in
24 Aug 2016 4:02:03
Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?
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Traders in Norway have won an hour's reprieve in the battle over the new timing of the country's economic data releases.
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Nine Nigerian banks are suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying a total of $2bn owed to the government, a central bank source tells the BBC.
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South Africa's rand falls against the dollar as rumours persist that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could be arrested imminently.
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The boss of Lloyds regrets the "adverse publicity and damage" caused by recent media coverage of his personal life.
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Why did Sir Richard Branson plunge into a row with Jeremy Corbyn - and why nearly a week after the incident?
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The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Chinese Olympian and power forward Yi Jianlian following his performance in Rio.
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The UK is a nation of shoppers unfazed by the EU referendum result when spending on plastic, say a trade body representing the major banks.
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The FTSE 100 index slips as mining stocks fall following Glencore's latest results, while South African-focused stocks are hit by the weak rand.
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Sir Martin Sorrell, the boss of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company is "grinding out" growth, with companies cautious amid slower global growth.
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Mining company Glencore reports a fall in half-year profits but says it is aiming to cut its debt pile at a faster rate this year.
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Leaked documents from French shipbuilder DCNS reveal crucial details about submarines that the company is building for India, Malaysia, Chile and Brazil.
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Australia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42 ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year's result.
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The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.
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Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.
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The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland's public services.
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In the rough
23 Aug 2016 3:03:08
The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.
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Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its electric cars that boss Elon Musk says is a profound milestone.
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Virgin Trains questions footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service, saying he had walked past available seats.
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The Ashley Madison dating site had "inadequate" security systems and used fake icons to make people think it was safe, reveals a report.
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US new home sales jumped in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, according to official figures.
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Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson in Forbes' annual rich list, while Jennifer Lawrence remains the world's highest-paid actress.
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Around 1.6 million families are living with extreme debt problems, according to a report from the TUC.
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Enforced paternity leave...
23 Aug 2016 2:20:10
What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?
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Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.
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