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SSE admits 'some uncertainty' over merger with Npower

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:21am
SSE and Npower have already delayed the tie-up which would create the UK's second-biggest energy company.

UK inflation holds steady at 2.4% in October

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:01am
Falls in the cost of food and clothing are offset by rising utility bills and petrol prices.

Commercial nuclear reprocessing ends at Sellafield site

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 4:55am
The plant will operate until the 2070s as a storehouse for spent fuel as the site is cleaned up.

German economy contracts in third quarter on weak trade

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 3:15am
Europe's largest economy contracted from July to September - its first quarter-on-quarter fall since 2015.

IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:40am
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.

Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:45pm
Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.

The wedding brides without a dress

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:09pm
Bridal store Berketex Bride's collapse has left hundreds of women without an outfit for their big day.

University 'not for people like us'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:09pm
The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.

The people with more stuff than they have room for

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:08pm
What is driving the rapid growth in self-storage across the UK?

Christmas ad spending 'to hit new high'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:04pm
The Advertising Association says firms will spend £6.4bn on seasonal advertising this Christmas.

Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:01pm
Italy's cabinet sticks to its big-spending budget plan despite a threat of fines from Brussels.

Flybe 'up for sale' weeks after profit warning

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:03pm
The regional airline is expected to say that its board is exploring a sale or a merger with a rival.

Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:53pm
The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($50m), a world record price per carat.

Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:40pm
Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife.

JUUL suspends flavoured e-cigarette sales to curb teen use

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:56pm
The company, under pressure to curb its popularity with teenagers, is temporarily stopping retail sales.

Oil price drops amid fears over demand

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:12pm
The latest falls come after oil cartel Opec reduces its forecast for global oil demand next year.

Millions 'misspent on green energy abuse'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:12pm
Energy regulator Ofgem is accused of mismanagement by a whistleblower.

Spotify launches streaming service in the Middle East

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:10pm
The music streaming powerhouse hopes to tap into the region's millions of digitally-connected consumers.

Pound surges on hopes of Brexit breakthrough

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:10pm
Analysts have warned the rally could be short lived if a deal isn't agreed by the cabinet.

Premier League: Susanna Dinnage named new chief executive

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:10pm
Susanna Dinnage is named as the new chief executive of the Premier League, replacing Richard Scudamore.

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