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Housing market 'losing momentum'

The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.

Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'

Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.

US posts better-than-expected growth

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Decline in German unemployment

Unemployment in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Barclays sets aside £500m in probe

Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.

Lufthansa lowers 2015 profit goal

Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.

Samsung profit lowest in three years

Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

Shell appoints new chairman

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has appointed former Bank of America and DuPont chair Charles Holliday as chairman.

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

Price war fears hit BT shares

The FTSE 100 falls 1%, and shares in BT Group drop as investors worry it could be drawn into a price war with Sky.

Tesco in criminal fraud probe

The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.

Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty

The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.

Tesco ATM promises 'free erections'

There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store.

'Rip-off' payday loan broker warning

Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.

'Number spoofing' scam nets millions

A new phone scam - known as number spoofing - is netting millions of pounds for fraudsters, consumers are being warned

Yorkshire fined £4.1m over mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society is fined £4.1m for failing to deal properly with customers who were falling behind on mortgage payments.

Singapore 'best place for business'

Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.

Mortgage approvals at 14-month low

The number of mortgages being approved has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, according to the Bank of England.

Insolvency rate at eight-year low

The rate at which Britons are becoming insolvent falls to its lowest since before the financial crisis, according to official figures.

The man who built a chocolate empire

Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell explains how he created a corporate mints provider which he transformed into a chocolate empire.

Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

US tech start ups are 'burning' cash at alarmingly high rates, and some experts are warning that innovation could suffer

The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.

NFL could give UK 'more than £100m'

A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.

Hearts 'will adopt living wage'

Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.


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