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Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
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US stocks close at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow Jones surging over 400 points, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve the day before.
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The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
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The mobile generators boosting Myanmar's electricity supply
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The latest trend driving Asian spending sprees
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The knock-on effects of Russia's economic troubles
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A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
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A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
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Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
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British Airways-owner IAG says that the Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
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English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
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Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
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Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
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Hollywood stars say Sony's cancellation of The Interview, a comedy film about a plot to kill North Korea's leader, is a "victory" for hackers who threatened cinemas.
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Kurdistan could soon be joining the ranks of the world's major oil exporters, thanks to a new pipeline to Turkey.
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Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?
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UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
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UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
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Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.
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UK shares jump in early trade as investors react to the latest comments from the US Federal Reserve.
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Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.
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US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
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President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.
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