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Cells
Monday 27 October 2014
There seems to be little reasoning behind the mind's decision to remember some experiences and forget others.
Childcare
Monday 27 October 2014
When I was a child, Radio 4 was permanently on in the kitchen, and I still listen to it at every opportunity.  I have never been a great fan of the Archers, but it has been a constant in my life, despite the banal story lines.  
Monday 27 October 2014
A €300m (£236m) investment programme proposed by incoming EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will form the basis of the bloc's fiscal union, a senior EU politician has said.
Cameron collision
Monday 27 October 2014
At first it appeared to be a massive security breach; now it seems the man who “shoved” Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally knocked into him during a jog.   
DNA
Monday 27 October 2014
It could be about to become much cheaper and easier to test for Ebola, thanks to a new identification method involving DNA-programmed blotting paper.  
David Cameron
Monday 27 October 2014
As the Prime Minister stood up in parliament to proclaim Britain "will not be paying" the €2bn bill that landed on his doorstep last week, a senior member of the European Commission was warning the British government that not to pay would be to "o
Lloyds Bank
Monday 27 October 2014
Lloyds Banking Group's share price fell two per cent on Monday trading, with analysts warning it could yet fail the Bank of England's more stringent stress test.   
UKIP map
Monday 27 October 2014
On Monday, defence secretary Michael Fallon aired what he believed to be some of the public's concerns around immigration. 
Pac-Man
Monday 27 October 2014
Pac-Man may still be cool from an ironic perspective - but let's face it, when you put it next to modern video games like Call of Duty, it doesn't really compare. 
Monte dei Paschi
Monday 27 October 2014
Shares of Italy's third largest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena were suspended this morning, after plummeting on the back of the news it had failed the EU-wide stress test.   
Oil rig
Monday 27 October 2014
The price of crude oil has fallen below $80 a barrel for the first time in more than two years, after Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for the first quarter of next year.
Dave Lewis
Monday 27 October 2014
Here's another reason for Dave Lewis to be concerned about Tesco's tumbling share price - it's already cost him around a quarter of the bonus accrued at his previous employer Unilever.   
Wind turbine
Monday 27 October 2014
Despite falling costs and improving technology, wind farms continue to be wildly inefficient and overly expensive, according to a new report released today.
Elon Musk
Monday 27 October 2014
Elon Musk may have made millions from technology, but that doesn't mean he doesn't worry about it bringing about a Terminator-style end to humanity.
Co-operative Bank
Monday 27 October 2014
The Co-operative Bank has confirmed Dennis Holt as chairman of the board, a month after he stepped in on an interim basis.   
Monday 27 October 2014
George Osborne's plans to create a "northern powerhouse" by cutting the time it takes to travel between Manchester and Leeds in half, have been embraced in a new report published by David Higgins today.
Stock market
Monday 27 October 2014
Two companies announced plans to list on small cap index Aim this morning, providing a glimmer of hope markets are returning to normal following recent turbulence.
Graham Wallace
Monday 27 October 2014
Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace has resigned after less than a year in the role, as the Scottish football club accepted a £2m loan from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.   
EBA stress tests
Monday 27 October 2014
It was a good day for UK banks yesterday as all of them passed the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress tests.
Petra diamonds
Monday 27 October 2014
Petra Diamonds’s first quarter revenue jumped 55 per cent, boosted by the sale of a 122 carat blue diamond. Revenue jumped to $100.8m (£62.1m) in the first quarter, up from $65.1m for quarter one last year.
Bank of Cyprus
Monday 27 October 2014
25 banks failed the EU-wide stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to results released this morning.   
Monday 27 October 2014
British banks received the thumbs up from European authorities yesterday as the big four all passed continent-wide stress tests – but the Bank of England warned UK institutions they are not yet in the clear.
Monday 27 October 2014
Europe's largest flight comparison firm, eDreams Odigeo, is mulling legal action after its shares tanked nearly 60 per cent on Friday when Iberia and British Airways (BA) pulled tickets from three of its websites.
Monday 27 October 2014
Ancient Italian bank Monte dei Paschi failed the European stress tests by far and away the biggest margin, the authorities said yesterday, highlighting the dire state of the country’s financial sector.
Monday 27 October 2014
President Obama is under pressure to end the practice of forced quarantines, imposed by some US states on healthcare workers returning from countries affected by Ebola.
Monday 27 October 2014
Voters in Ukraine have backed pro-European President Petro Poroshenko following a fraught election campaign, as the nation battles to recover from intense fighting with separatists in the east of the country.
Monday 27 October 2014
President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won a second term in office in Brazil, following a close-fought election campaign.
Monday 27 October 2014
UK troops have lowered the British flag at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, marking the end of the nation’s combat role in the country.
Monday 27 October 2014
Vodafone has launched a probe to investigate an allegation of fraud at Ono, the Spanish cable company which the mobile phone giant took over in July this year.
Monday 27 October 2014
THE STEEP underperformance of shares in eDreams, which were suspended at the end of last week, has shone a critical light on the advice of STJ Advisors – the firm set up by former Nomura banker John St John in 2008.
HS2
Monday 27 October 2014
David Cameron and George Osborne will today throw their weight behind a third high-speed rail network, HS3, to connect northern cities and towns and grow the HS2 project into a bigger transport shake-up for the UK.
Monday 27 October 2014
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been named the UK’s top entrepreneur, beating Boohoo.com’s Mahmud Kamani, AO World’s John Roberts and Dyson founder Sir James Dyson, to the top spot.
Monday 27 October 2014
Dentists are taking risks by loaning more of their own money to their practices as the sector suffers from a lack of credit availability.
Monday 27 October 2014
DEFENCE secretary Michael Fallon has been forced to admit he should have chosen his words more carefully, after claiming that British towns are “swamped” with immigrants during a television interview.
Monday 27 October 2014
FORMER Lloyds TSB shareholders are gearing up for legal action over the ill-starred acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), in one of the largest funded actions ever started in the UK.
Monday 27 October 2014
The Qatar Investment Authority is understood to have made a £1.1bn offer for the HSBC tower, seeing off the likes of China Life and Ping An to become the preferred bidder in one of the biggest-ever UK property deals.
Monday 27 October 2014
THE NUMBER of profit warnings issued by companies increased over the summer as margins were squeezed by greater competition, rising input prices, and a strong pound.
Monday 27 October 2014
The average employed person in the UK has £500 in spare cash each month, research from Lloyds bank today revealed.
Monday 27 October 2014
SMALL firms’ costs must be brought down if the economy is to recover and employment is to rise, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said today, launching a new campaign to pressure candidates in next year’s general election to back SMEs.
Monday 27 October 2014
TROUBLED small businesses will be treated transparently and openly when banks look at restructuring their operations, the big banks pledged this weekend, a year after a damaging row about failing firms.
Monday 27 October 2014
RENTING in London is notoriously fraught, but now new figures back up the tales of woe, as experts claim there are 10 tenants chasing every rental property in the capital.
Monday 27 October 2014
THE GOVERNMENT today announced that it had saved a transport link between the south west and London by agreeing a four-year funding deal for flights between Newquay and Gatwick airports.
Monday 27 October 2014
Management at Hatfield colliery in South Yorkshire must convince electricity generators, including Drax, EDF and Eon, to continue paying more than the market price for its coal before the end of the year, or face closure in 2016.
Monday 27 October 2014
Hatfield Colliery was established in 1916, and continued to operate until 1993, when it was closed on economic grounds.
Monday 27 October 2014
HOUSE price gains helped fuel consumer spending over the past year with new research suggesting a substantial rise in internet searches for home and garden products.
Monday 27 October 2014
Silverfleet, the private equity firm which owns high street shoe retailer Office, has brought in advisers to explore the sale or float of the company.
Monday 27 October 2014
EVENTS and digital publishing firm Top Right Group, jointly owned by Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners, has entered talks to buy US conference organiser Money20/20.
Monday 27 October 2014
"It is bad, shocking, awful. Since 2008 it has got worse. As an industry we’ve managed to deter a chunk of half of the population. We’ve got to get that sorted.”  
Monday 27 October 2014
Lodgeo, the recently launched price comparison mobile app for hotel rooms, is preparing to raise up to £10m through a funding round advised by Catalyst Corporate Finance.
Monday 27 October 2014
AN AGREEMENT between PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and online debt market MarketInvoice, announced today, plans to give businesses extra borrowing options.

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