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US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.

BA owner IAG moves into profit

British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.

Leaseholders 'should get' new rights

Millions of leaseholders who are unhappy with their property managers should be given new rights, an official inquiry is suggesting.

Held GSK detective visited by son

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

Switching broadband is 'too costly'

Tens of thousands of broadband customers in the UK are having to pay "costly" charges to change supplier, Citizens Advice warns.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

Hand luggage advice amid bag delays

Travel experts advise passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick Airport.

RBS concerns over Scots independence

Royal Bank of Scotland reiterates that Scottish independence could have a "material adverse effect" on its business.

UK manufacturing recovery slows

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to expand strongly in July, but the pace of growth slowed, a survey suggests.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Sharp posts 55% rise in profit

Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter.

Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.

Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.

Bank backtracks on burlesque ban

A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

House price growth moderates in July

The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.

Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

The eurozone inflation rate falls by 0.4% in July, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

US economic growth surges by 4%

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

The tech firm helping a tough area

A profile of technology firm Zendesk and its boss Mikkel Svane, and why the company is helping to lead the regeneration of one of San Francisco's toughest neighbourhoods.

The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm

Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".

The bakery in the middle of a desert

Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

World Cup ads boost ITV profits

The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.


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