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Harley-Davidson is paying US authorities $12m (£9m) to settle allegations its motorcycles polluted the air at higher levels than allowed.
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Asian share markets rally after oil prices rose above $50 a barrel on speculation major producers are going to reduce output.
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India's traditional taxis are fighting back against a host of ride-hailing start-ups.
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A $100m settlement between the taxi-hailing app Uber and some of its drivers is rejected by a US judge.
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Farming dreams
18 Aug 2016 3:36:16
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.
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The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector, by growing and milling rice.
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Can't wait, won't wait!
18 Aug 2016 3:32:16
Online shoppers want fast websites and apps that are also visually rich and personalised, but how technically difficult is this to achieve?
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The first Night Tubes will roll on to London Underground platforms past midnight on Friday - almost three years since the plan was first announced.
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Media company Gawker says it will close its main site next week, days after it was bought by Univision in a bankruptcy auction.
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888 Holdings and Rank withdraw a proposed tie-up with William Hill which would have created the UK's largest gambling group.
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Toddler toy firm VTech could face an in-depth competition probe after merging with close competitor Leapfrog, UK regulators say.
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Retailer Amazon says it is to create more than 1,500 new jobs by opening a new packing centre.
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Ride-sharing firm Uber will begin allowing users to hail a self-driving car in a US city later this month, according to a report.
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Asda reports a drop in sales of 7.5% in the past three months, its worst quarterly performance on record.
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Chinese firms have been provisionally blocked from bidding for Australia's largest electricity network - but they have until Thursday to change Canberra's mind. What's behind the decision?
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Banker Peter Cruddas said he will pay £100m in taxes this year and says living in Monaco was a false economy - costing more than it saved.
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Tencent, the owner of popular messaging app WeChat, overtakes rival Alibaba as China's biggest technology firm by market value.
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Warmer weather helped boost retail sales in July, according to official data, and a weaker pound may also have played a part.
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Profits for the Australian makers of Penfolds and Wolf Blass wines have more than doubled thanks to growing thirst from Asian consumers.
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The 100 share index has opened with small rises, thanks to gains among mining and commodities stocks - but Kingfisher starts lower.
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Co-op Bank says the impact of economic uncertainty and low interest rates following the UK's vote to leave the EU may hamper its revenue growth.
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Indian biggest ride-hailing company Ola is said to have laid off up to 1,000 workers after shutting down a taxi operator it acquired last year.
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These robots are being rolled out to Amazon's warehouses across the UK.
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Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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China wants to buy Australia's biggest electricity network. But as Phil Mercer reports, it faces obstacles over national security and potentially protectionist concerns.
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