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Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Suspended Tesco exec leaves company

The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

European MPs want Google break-up

A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.

UK swells list of banned websites

The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

East Coast rail winner announced

A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

Power blackouts 'threat to economy'

The UK would face "severe economic consequences" if there was a significant disruption to the supply of electricity, says the Royal Academy of Engineering.

German jobless rate hits record low

Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.

GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough

Sir Andrew Witty says "tantalising" prospect of viable vaccine becoming available next year

Scotland 'should set income tax'

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

Energy shares weigh on FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 struggles to make headway as energy shares fall after oil prices hit a four-year low.

Candy Crush maker chairman resigns

The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm.

Poundland reports 12% rise in profits

Budget retailer Poundland reports a 12% rise in half-year profits to £9.3m.

Philippines economy slows sharply

Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.

Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Meters overcharge 1.5m gas customers

About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.

Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'

The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.

Mortgage approvals fall by 16%

The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.

Young and workers at risk of poverty

The elderly and the unemployed used to be most at risk of poverty, but a new report claims it is now the young and those in work who are most vulnerable.

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.

UK business spending in surprise fall

Business investment in the UK fell unexpectedly in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, although consumer spending remained strong.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

US economy grows faster than forecast

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.

Tips from banker turned shoemaker

An entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company shares his tips for success as part of the African Dream series.

The couple who changed the way we shop

Edwina Dunn looks back on how she and her husband helped Tesco launch its Clubcard, and change how many of us do our shopping.

How McDonald's conquered India

How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.

Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge

Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.

Sport events 'give no economic boost'

A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.


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