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UK moves up global economic ranking (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:01:17 GMT)
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.

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:49:12 GMT)
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.

Fukushima workers sue over pay (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:58:38 GMT)
A group of workers decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sue its operator Tepco over unpaid hazard wages.

UK seeks extra power for winter (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:25 GMT)
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

Credit Suisse investigating traders (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:13:35 GMT)
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives' (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:03 GMT)
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.

Uber banned across Germany by court (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:57:12 GMT)
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

Wall Street market report (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:38:46 GMT)
Shares in Home Depot lead the Dow Jones index lower after a report claiming a data breach.

Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:28:43 GMT)
A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun.

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead' (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT)
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.

Arthur Andersen name resurrected (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:34:26 GMT)
US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:20 GMT)
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.

UK construction growth surges (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:54 GMT)
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.

December date for Autumn Statement (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:20:09 GMT)
George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:42:30 GMT)
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.

Aston Martin appoints new chief (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:59:13 GMT)
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.

Laptop sales soar before university (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:38:43 GMT)
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.

Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs' (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:36:02 GMT)
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.

Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%' (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT)
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

More than 48,000 use Help to Buy (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:34:21 GMT)
More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.

PPI complaint levels remain high (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:55:14 GMT)
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).

Swiss economy stalls as EU slows (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:35:03 GMT)
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.

Brown issues warning over UK debt (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:42:56 GMT)
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Water stress 'may curtail fracking' (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:37 GMT)
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

Georgian wines toast EU sales boost (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:19 GMT)
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.

Tunisia's first video games boss (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT)
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:02:37 GMT)
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

Premier League clubs' spending spree (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:48:26 GMT)
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:56:51 GMT)
Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.

England Women's Sevens turn pro (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:03:37 GMT)
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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