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Five charged with scheme to steal GSK secrets

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Five people have been charged in the US with scheming to steal trade secrets from the drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline with the intention of selling them in China. The five include two former GlaxoSmithKline researchers. The charges were announced by the US Attorney's

Dutch government to appeal Starbucks tax ruling

The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the country to recover €20m-€30m in back taxes from the

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Would you rent out your home as an office workspace?

I'm writing this feature on my laptop sitting at a kitchen table in a stranger's home. It's a converted warehouse in east London, where the occupier, Jayna Cavendish, lives and teaches yoga. I booked the workspace on

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Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold rates at 0.5%

UK interest rates have been left unchanged again at 0.5% by the Bank of England's rate-setters. Eight of the nine rate-setters on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted for no change, with one voting for a rise. The

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Eurozone stimulus package looms

The European Central Bank is expected to announce further stimulus measures to boost growth in the eurozone's economy later on Thursday. At its policy meeting, the ECB has the option of stepping up "quantitative easing", buying financial assets

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What can we expect from the Budget?

On Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his eighth Budget. In the fourth months since his last report on the state of the UK's finances, economic growth has dipped and tax receipts are lower. Added to

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Shell shareholders back BG takeover

Royal Dutch Shell shareholders have approved the company's $49bn takeover of BG Group. Of those who voted, 83.08% of shareholders were in favour of the deal, one of the largest in the energy sector in the past decade.

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Economics

Vauxhall recalls 220,000 Zafira B cars over fire worries

Vauxhall has announced a recall of 220,000 Zafira B cars, following a series of fires. The action came two weeks after more than 130 fires were first reported, via a Facebook group. The fires have occurred behind the

Since2015-11-06 13:39:02

Interest rates 'not tool for housing market'

Raising interest rates to deal with housing market problems would hit the rest of the economy too hard, Bank of England deputy governor Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik has told the BBC. "We should use other tools, and fortunately we

Since2015-11-06 13:39:02

UK manufacturing output strengthens in September

UK manufacturing output rose by 0.8% in September, according to official figures, the biggest monthly increase since April 2014. Despite the increase, manufacturing output was still down 0.6% from the same month last year. The

Since2015-11-06 13:39:02

Sports

World Cup 2010 in South Africa 'triggered baby boy boom'

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa triggered an increase in the number of boys born in the country nine months after the event, a study says. The ratio of boys to girls born in that period was

Since2015-11-07 10:51:33

IAAF president Lord Coe ends 38-year ambassadorial role with Nike

IAAF president Lord Coe has ended his 38-year ambassadorial role with US sportswear giant Nike. It follows conflict of interest claims over the 2021 World Championships going to Eugene, Oregon, where Nike is based. Athletics' governing body

Since2015-11-27 00:00:08

Ex-New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns cleared of perjury

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has been cleared of perjury and perverting the course of justice. Mr Cairns, 45, was accused at Southwark Crown Court of falsely declaring under oath during a 2012 libel case that he

Since2015-11-30 15:01:15

Culture

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's cancer

The first person in the world to receive a pioneering genetic therapy has had her cancer reversed, say Great Ormond Street doctors. One-year-old Layla Richards, from London, had incurable aggressive leukaemia only five months ago. Doctors used

Since2015-11-06 13:46:32

Man died with 'tapeworm tumours'

A man has died with tumours made of cancerous parasitic worm tissue growing in his organs, doctors report. The patient had HIV and his weakened immune system allowed the worm-cancer to flourish. The unusual case

Since2015-11-06 13:46:32

How cockroaches could save lives

Cockroaches are often associated with dirty kitchens and grimy bathrooms - scuttling away as soon as you enter the room and turn on the light. But pest controllers aren't the only people interested in them - these insects are

Since2015-11-06 13:46:32

Politics

Michael Fallon: 'Morally indefensible' not to bomb IS in Syria

It is "morally indefensible" for Britain to rely on other countries to tackle the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Michael Fallon has said. The defence secretary told the Daily Telegraph he was appealing to MPs to reconsider

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Russian plane crash: Airlines to begin Sharm el-Sheikh repatriations to

Tight security is in place as airlines start to bring home Britons stranded in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh. The UK government cancelled flights to and from the resort on Wednesday amid fears a Russian passenger plane had been brought down

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Million Mask March: Three police officers treated in hospital

Three police officers have been injured and treated in hospital after clashes with anti-capitalist protesters. Crowds gathered in Parliament Square, in central London, for Thursday's Million Mask March, many wearing the "Guido" masks of the Anonymous group.

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