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Comcast in 'advanced stages' of 21st Century Fox bid

1 hour 47 min ago
The US cable TV giant considers a takeover offer, setting up a potential bidding war with Disney.
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Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

2 hours 17 min ago
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.
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'Sense of betrayal'

2 hours 36 min ago
As the UK hopes to secure trade deals around the world post-Brexit, New Zealand remembers how it was cast adrift when Britain joined the EEC.
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Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:34
Uber pulls out of the state two months after a fatal accident involving one of its autonomous cars.
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Paddy Power Betfair buys fantasy sports site Fan Duel

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:19
The bookmaker will acquire Fan Duel as it targets the emerging US sports betting market.
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Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:55
Two consumer rights group claim the marketing for the driving assistant technology is deceptive and misleading.
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Channel 4 offers £1m in contest for 'positive' gender ads

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:27
Channel 4 launches a contest to find an idea to change the way women are portrayed in TV ads.
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Brexit: Technology-based customs system 'could cost £20bn'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:04
The technology-based system could cost more than the UK contributes as an EU member, MPs are told.
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Turkish lira dives against the dollar

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:27
The Turkish currency hits a record low on fears over the government will meddle with interest rates.
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Jaguar Land Rover profits fall as sales slow

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:08
The UK's biggest car maker reports a drop in profits after slowing sales growth and more business investment.
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Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:46
Taxi app Uber is giving European drivers access to medical cover, sick pay and parental leave.
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M&S boss says firm too 'inward looking' and 'corporate'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:38
The chief executive of Marks and Spencer says the company's culture has been too "inward looking" and "corporate".
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Housing market continues to cool

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:11
Pace of growth slows but the average UK property now costs £224,00 - £9,000 more than March 2017.
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German firm apologises for 'racist' post linked to Meghan Markle

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:29
An image of a chocolate sweet in a bridal dress asked: "Wouldn't you also want to be Meghan today?"
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Rate rise chances dim after inflation fall

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:46
Analysts say the prospect of a rate rise this year has receded after a fall in inflation.
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Marks and Spencer needs better stores, says chief executive

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:02
Chief executive Steve Rowe says customers need to have a "better experience" when shopping in M&S stores
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M&S profits slump on store closure costs

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:59
The expense of shutting stores contributes to a big slide in annual profits, as sales keep falling.
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Wales' trains to be run by European firms KeolisAmey

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:35
The new French-Spanish operator promises Wales' rail services will be "unrecognisable" in five years time.
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Global conversation

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:50
The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.
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Challenging finances

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:48
After years of growth, the UK's challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.
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