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Thursday 20 November 2014
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Thursday 20 November 2014
THE FTSE 100 ended a four-day rally yesterday as falling iron ore prices hit mining stocks and trading updates from Royal Mail and testing firm Intertek disap­p­ointed investors.
Thursday 20 November 2014
US SHARES edged lower yesterday as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when interest rates might rise.
Janet Yellen
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The minutes from the Federal Reserve's October 28 - 29 meeting showed little debate between its members on the key aspects of last month's statement.  
Beats
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Apple will start integrating the Beats music subscription service into every iOS device early next year, as the battle for music streaming supremacy intensifies.  
Clive Woodward
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Sir Clive Woodward has offered his advice to beleaguered England head coach Stuart Lancaster: keep working your socks off.  
James Murdoch
Wednesday 19 November 2014
James Murdoch has stepped down from his role as chairman of Sky Deutschland following today's AGM.   
Ebola
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Ebola is having a “substantial” impact on Liberia's employment, with nearly half of those who were working when the disease first surfaced jobless by the start of November 2014.   
WhatsApp
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Snoops and spooks will be shut out of messages sent by the more than half a billion WhatsApp users around the world.  
TTIP
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Europe's trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gave a vigorous defence of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) yesterday.
Ashton Kutcher
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Actor and sometime tech VC Ashton Kutcher - who also happens to have a stake in Uber - has come out strongly in support of the taxi app in a rant on Twitter.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
New Bond Street has once again been named as London's most expensive street with its luxury retailers paying some of the highest rents in the capital - though it has got some competition coming from Oxford Street. 
Women at work
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The gap between the amount women and men are paid has narrowed to 9.4 per cent, its lowest since records began in 1997, according to the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index 2014.
Keystone
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A bill for the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to pass in US congress yesterday by just one vote.   
Quindell share price
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A disastrous year for insurance services provider Quindell culminated in the resignation of chairman Robert Terry on Tuesday, saying he was “disappointed and sorry that events turned out as they did”.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
"Dating coach" Julien Blanc will very likely be prevented from entering the UK by the Home Office, according to Sky News sources.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in ICAP had sunk over nine per cent in mid-afternoon trade on Wednesday, making it one of the largest fallers on the FTSE 250.
Reckless
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Ukip has sought to distance itself from comments made by its Rochester & Strood candidate Mark Reckless, after he suggested certain European migrants could be asked to leave Britain if the party came to power.   
Sir Martin Sorrell
Wednesday 19 November 2014
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell has warned of “clouds on the horizon” for the Conservatives, even if they win the 2015 election, noting that a coalition with untested parties such as Ukip and the SNP is likely.   
Royal Mail
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in Royal Mail had fallen more than eight per cent to 431p in early afternoon trading, after the company posted disappointing half-year p
Sandbanks
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The threat of mansion tax may be dampening the prices in London and
Uber
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Troubles are mounting for taxi app company Uber after it confirmed it will investigate one its New York executives for allegedly tracking a Buzzfeed journalist without her permission.
Emoji typewriter
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Emojis are those little smiley faces teenage girls pepper their text messages with - but it turns out they have a serious source.
shell
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Royal Dutch Shell has won a billion-pound court battle over the underpricing of its shares.  
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in pub chains plummeted after MPs voted to let landlords buy their beer on the open market, as investors heeded industry warnings that the legislation would have a "hugely damaging" effect.
Moon Landing
Wednesday 19 November 2014
  Astronaut Neil Armstrong made a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon in 1969.  
TV
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Just a few months after Brussels' decision to ban high-powered vacuum cleaners, the EU has come up with another bright energy-saving idea. This time, the target of the EU's drive for energy efficiency is big-screen TVs.
Bank of England building
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted 7-2 against raising rates in November, unchanged from last month's vote - despite speculation there might be a stronger vote in favour of keeping rates low.
Rihanna
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Topshop may count Kate Moss and Beyonce among its friends, but as its legal battle with Rihanna returns to court it's unlikely to find love with Rihanna.   
Victoria station
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Services have now been resumed at Victoria Station after a fire alert left rush-hour passengers stranded on trains for up to 30 minutes.
Carillion prisons
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Carillion has won contracts to provide facilities management services to 50 UK prisons.
Kristin Forbes
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shrinking international financial flows could make it more difficult for the UK to fund its current account deficit, Bank of England monetary policy committee member Kristin Forbes said today.  
Royal Mail
Wednesday 19 November 2014
This isn't what Royal Mail shareholders wanted to hear in the run-up to its busiest month: shares fell 7.3 per cent in the early afternoon as the 500-year-old postal service said its delivery operations faced "stiff competition" in the first hal
Wednesday 19 November 2014
  Banks and investors are calling on the City watchdog to probe the behaviour of independent advisers on stock market flotations, fearing the initial public offerings (IPO) market in Europe could become dysfunctional.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with plans to postpone a planned hike in the controversial consumption tax.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
THE CHIEF executive of Uber, Travis Kalanick, issued a grovelling apology on Twitter yesterday after a senior member of his team said the company should dig up dirt on hostile journalists to retaliate for bad publicity.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The European chief executive of Nomura, Jeremy Bennett, has resigned his position after just 18 months to concentrate instead on work in the charitable sector.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
BOB MARLEY is to become the face of the world’s first international marijuana brand.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Pub companies suffered a bitter setback last night after parliament voted to let landlords buy their beer on the open market, opening the door to a historic overhaul of the industry.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
  Winter has arrived and the temperature has finally dropped but the weather felt distinctly summery last night in Marylebone, west London, where Marks & Spencer was showcasing next season’s collection.  
Wednesday 19 November 2014
MANCHESTER United yesterday reported a 10 per cent slump in revenues for the first quarter as a lack of Champions League football started to hit the club’s coffers.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Robert Terry, the former chairman of the beleaguered insurance claims processor Quindell, yesterday said he was “disappointed and sorry that events turned out as they did”.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A digital bank being set up by ex-AIB banker Anne Boden has picked the name Starling for its brand.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
CINEWORLD Group reported yesterday that sales grew by 1.1 per cent in the first 46 weeks of the year, despite the World Cup holding back admissions.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A couple of weeks ago, somebody called easyJet lazy. This wasn’t an angry passenger or a disgruntled shareholder, but the chief executive of Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air, Jozsef Varadi.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Budget airline easyJet yesterday shrugged off concerns about an increasingly crowded low-cost airline market by announcing a 21.5 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £581m.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A radical shake-up of the way English football is shown on television and sold to broadcasters has moved a step closer after regulator Ofcom launched an investigation into the Premier League.  

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