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The leading US share index closes nearly 300 points lower, with oil companies and banks falling sharply.
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The environmental role of the Green Investment Bank, after it is privatised, is to be protected by a so-called "golden share".
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The EU and US have agreed a new trade pact to make it easy for organisations to transfer data over the Atlantic.
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A man from Aberystwyth successfully sues Apple after his watch broke - forcing the company to change its product description.
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BT's broadband network appears to be coming back online after suffering nationwide problems in the UK.
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Exxon Mobil's quarterly profits drop 58%, continuing the trend of poor results from the oil sector.
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British Gas says it is to cut 500 jobs from its 28,000 workforce in the UK as it focuses on reducing costs in its business.
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Unemployment in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest level in over four years despite worries about the global economy.
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Privatisation of state owned Russian companies is being considered by President Putin to make up the shortfall from falling oil prices.
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India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
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Nintendo's latest quarterly profit is 36% down, fuelling speculation it plans to reveal a successor to the Wii U soon.
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Barclays Bank has been fined $70m by US regulators for its handling of so-called "dark pool" trading. Credit Suisse has also been fined $60m for its involvement. But what exactly are "dark pools"?
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Scottish Power cuts the price of its standard gas tariff by 5.4% from 15 March, the third of the big suppliers to do so this year.
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Growth in the UK construction sector slowed down in January to its weakest level for nine months.
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London's leading shares fall in early Tuesday trading, as poor results from oil giants weigh on the market.
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Oil giant BP announces its full-year profits are down by more than half, but it maintains its dividend for the quarter.
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Sainsbury's has offered £1.3bn to win control of Argos owner Home Retail Group.
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Stocks in Asia are trading largely lower on Tuesday following a lacklustre lead from the US overnight and as oil prices fall again.
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Phones made by China's Xiaomi - the world's third biggest smartphone maker - are going on sale in the US for the first time.
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The falling price of a barrel of oil has made headline news around the world as demand fails to match supply. But have we been here before?
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EU data protection regulators are meeting to decide how to restrict data transfers in light of last year's Safe Harbour ruling.
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Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia
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The millennial generation shaking up the workplace rules
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"Millennials" - those born between 1980 and 1999 - aren't motivated by the same factors as previous workers, so how are companies going to attract and retain staff from this generation?
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How warm homes change lives
02 Feb 2016 0:29:35
A tale of two homes, how warm houses change lives
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