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UK moves up global economic ranking

The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

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Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

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Fukushima workers sue over pay

A group of workers decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sue its operator Tepco over unpaid hazard wages.

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UK seeks extra power for winter

National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

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Credit Suisse investigating traders

Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.

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Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

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Uber banned across Germany by court

A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

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Wall Street market report

Shares in Home Depot lead the Dow Jones index lower after a report claiming a data breach.

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Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins

A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun.

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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

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Arthur Andersen name resurrected

US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.

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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

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UK construction growth surges

The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.

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December date for Autumn Statement

George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.

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Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Aston Martin appoints new chief

UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.

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Laptop sales soar before university

The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.

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Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs'

Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.

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Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

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More than 48,000 use Help to Buy

More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.

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PPI complaint levels remain high

Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

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Swiss economy stalls as EU slows

Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.

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Brown issues warning over UK debt

Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

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Water stress 'may curtail fracking'

Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

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Georgian wines toast EU sales boost

With the European Union ending import tariffs on Georgian products from 1 September, the country's winemakers and farmers are hopeful of increasing their exports to the EU.

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Tunisia's first video games boss

A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.

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Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

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Premier League clubs' spending spree

Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

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Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan

Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.

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England Women's Sevens turn pro

England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.

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AUDIO: Is conflict good or bad for insurers?

Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market

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VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?

BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.

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VIDEO: Card fraud in Asia 'costs $400m'

Card fraud in Asia costs banks $400m a year and is rising by up to 25% a year, according to software analytics firm Fico.

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VIDEO: From slow summer to massive start-up

How three students took advantage of a strike by lecturers to create a massive online job site in Nigeria.

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VIDEO: Lewis takes over as boss of Tesco

Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.

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VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

As food prices in the US increase, more people are looking for sources of free food - including other people's garbage. The BBC went dumpster diving with "freegans" in New York City.

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VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed

Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?

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VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

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Austria's only snail farmer

The IT worker who quit his job to farm snails

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The lost fight to save Spain's mines

The lost fight to save Spain's mines

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Saving America’s honeybees

The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees

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The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

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Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system

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Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

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Smile please, but hold your breath

Smile please, but hold your breath

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