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petrol station
Tuesday 26 August 2014
The drop in fuel prices and lower inflation on other essential items is helping to prop up discretionary incomes in the UK, according to figures released this morning.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Roche, the huge Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, has bought biotechnology company InterMune for $8.3bn (£5bn), in Roche’s biggest acquisition for five years.  
Sir Michael Rake
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Professional and business services firms are currently snapping up new staff at the fastest pace in at least 16 years, with slower growth in the sector failing to stem a wave of hiring.
Anti-fracking protest in London
Tuesday 26 August 2014
The government has stuck to its guns over fracking despite claims that the practice could be damaging to property values.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Almost 500,000 homeowners in the UK are now part of the so-called property millionaires club after an explosion in the number of houses valued over £1m during the past year.
Eyjafjoell volcano
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Iceland's Met Office has reduced aviation alerts from red to orange, following scientific evaluation of volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.
Prince Harry
Tuesday 26 August 2014
The UK’s most desirable postcodes, based on a range of qualities from education to the affordability of housing, were revealed by the Royal Mail y
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Europe could bring another six million subscribers to Netflix by the end of 2018, as the online streaming video service prepares to launch in six new European countries next month, according to researcher IHS.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
An American Airlines flight carrying a Sony executive was diverted after a bomb scare yesterday, in the wake of a cyber attack that took the Japanese electronics giant’s online gaming service down over the weekend.
WhatsApp
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Facebook's mobile messaging app WhatsApp has soared to 600m monthly active users, its chief executive announced yesterday, just four months after it passed 500m.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Bank of China’s plane leasing subsidiary yesterday ordered $8.8bn (£5.3bn) worth of new Boeing 737 aircrafts, the largest order in its two-decade history.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
HONG Kong’s top share index, the Hang Seng, closed at its highest level since May 2008 yesterday morning, buoyed by strong data from Chinese oil producers.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Colliers International The commercial real estate services firm has appointed Kate Morgan as director of rating in its national rating team. She joins from Bruntwood, where she was head of business development.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
THE GFK consumer confidence survey, CBI Distributive Trades Survey and Nationwide house price data are the key economic reports in a quiet end-of-summer week before next week’s slew of rates, statistics and money supply data.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
THE S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time yesterday, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology stocks.
Alex Salmond
Monday 25 August 2014
Well, that's it. The last debate on Scottish independence ended with a victory for the SNP leader Alex Salmond, according to a snap ICM poll for the Guardian.
Bitcoin
Monday 25 August 2014
Hackers have made off with $100,000 worth of Bitcoin from Cannabis Road, an online marketplace dedicated to Cannabis products, reports cryptocurrency news si
Alex Salmond
Monday 25 August 2014
As Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling prepare to face-off for the last time on whether Scotland should withdraw from the 300-year-old union both sides will be readying their arsenal of facts and figures to make their case.
Monday 25 August 2014
Wales' first minister Carwyn Jones and the Welsh secretary Stephen Crabb have pleaded with Scottish voters to remain apart of the Union ahead of tonight's debate where Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will go head to head for the last time.
Ecigarrette
Monday 25 August 2014
Ecigarettes should be a last resort solution to quitting smoking, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). 
House prices
Monday 25 August 2014
As we reported earlier, UK house prices were up 10.2 per cent in the twelve months to June, according to Office of National Statistics (ONS) data.
Hollande
Monday 25 August 2014
His name is rarely written without a negative adjective, usually beleaguered, but Francois Hollande is going on the offensive.
Mario Draghi
Monday 25 August 2014
European markets are up this morning after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi gave a doveish speech in Jackson Hole (Friday).
Laptop
Monday 25 August 2014
In the Batman film The Dark Knight, the Joker ransacks the Gotham city stock exchange with a cocktail of automatic weaponry, knives and laptops. 
David Cameron
Monday 25 August 2014
David Cameron is likely to issue an unveiled threat to EU powers by raising the prospect of a British exit.
House
Monday 25 August 2014
It is cheaper to handle the costs associated with buying a house rather than paying rent according to data from Halifax.
Ebola
Sunday 24 August 2014
A Briton who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is to be flown back to the UK for treatment.
Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland
Sunday 24 August 2014
Aviation alerts have been set to red in Iceland as rumblings beneath a glacier betray the some geological malcontent. 
Ed Balls
Sunday 24 August 2014
With Alex Salmond evading questions on a plan B for an alternative to keeping the pound in the event of a "Yes" vote, Ed Balls has decided to outline a backup for him.
Notting Hill Carnival performer
Saturday 23 August 2014
The weather may have turned a little chilly, but Notting Hill Carnival will bring some welcome brightness to London over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Doctor Who
Saturday 23 August 2014
It's back. At 7:50pm tonight, Doctor Who returns to our screens, albeit in a brand new guise. 
volcano ash cloud Eyjafjallajokull
Saturday 23 August 2014
Iceland has raised its flight warning from orange to red, its highest level, as the country’s largest volcano experienced an increase in seismic activity which could cause it to erupt.
London Bridge Station
Saturday 23 August 2014
London Bridge has partially closed as work takes place on its multi-billion pound makeover as part of the Thameslink upgrade.
Sold sign on street
Saturday 23 August 2014
Londoners managing to jump on the property ladder are saving £984 a year by making mortgage repayments instead of paying rent as a result of low rates and rising rental prices.
Theresa May and David Cameron in background
Saturday 23 August 2014
The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced plans to tackle home-grown extremism following the murder of the US journalist James Foley by a suspected British Jihadist.
Ann Summers
Friday 22 August 2014
In what may bethe poorest timing in recent retail history, Ann Summers has been forced to deny supporting terrorism after it launched a range of lingerie named "Isis".
Sharon Bowles
Friday 22 August 2014
Former Lib Dem MEP Sharon Bowles has been chastised by Sven Giegold, a German Green, for taking a job at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) after calling for caps on bonuses in the financial industry.
Asteroids
Friday 22 August 2014
The space economy has reached a watershed moment. A new legal bill in the US, called the Asteroids Act, would allow companies to mine asteroids for precious resources which they could call their own.  
Twitter
Friday 22 August 2014
Our publicly elected leaders have spent more than 115 days tweeting in the last year – a total of 2,774 hours – with nearly three-quarters of all MPs now on the social media platform.   
US Fed chair Janet Yellen
Friday 22 August 2014
New US Fed chief Janet Yellen raised the prospect of an earlier-than-expected rise in interest rates during her first address to the audience of central bank chiefs at the Kansas City Fed's symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday.
Janet Yellen
Friday 22 August 2014
Janet Yellen opened the Kansas City Fed's symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday for the first time since she was installed as chair of the US Fed.  
Russian convoy
Friday 22 August 2014
The head of Ukraine's security service Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has said the unauthorised crossing of 100 Russian lorries into Ukrainian territory is tantamount to a "direct invasion", adding it was "under the cynical guise of the Red Cross - these
Venezuela shortages
Friday 22 August 2014
The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced plans for a major mandatory fingerprinting system to combat the increasingly dire food shortages and rampant smuggling afflicting the Latin American state.
Ebola virus
Friday 22 August 2014
There is currently no licensed vaccine or specific treatment available for the deadly Ebola virus, but a handful of companies are racing to create a cure for the disease as it spreads across West Africa at an unprecedented rate.
Friday 22 August 2014
The Tardis has landed in London, and it looks like the arrival was a bit bumpy.
Borussia Dortmund
Friday 22 August 2014
Borussia Dortmund could raise over €100m of fresh capital after issuing 24.5m shares valued at €4.66 (£3.73) each.
Doctors performing surgery using Google Glass
Friday 22 August 2014
Google Glass, the wearable tech device, may be an exciting new development - but with a $1,500 price tag (not to mention its less-than-fashionable appearance), its appeal to the consumer market has so far been limited.
HSBC boss Douglas Flint
Friday 22 August 2014
HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint has warned the loss of a combined currency union if Scotland becomes independent could prompt capital flight from the country and leave it in a “parlous” financial state.
Malky Mackay
Friday 22 August 2014
The League Managers' Association (LMA)  has issued an apology for ... an apology.

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