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Barry Sherman: Family disputes reports on mystery double death in Canada

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths.Police are treating the deaths of Barry...

Make and bake

For people who celebrate Christmas, the catering, the entertaining and present-buying can prove costly, unless you plan wisely. Bargain hunters have picked up their...

Defence budget: New equipment at risk over MoD savings 'doubts'

Plans to buy new military equipment - including warships and jets - could be under threat, as MPs expressed "serious doubts" over whether the...

Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans

Every worker aged 18 or over will begin saving into a workplace pension unless they opt out, under government plans to extend its automatic...

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Hunter Harrison, the CEO of the US transportation company CSX, has died just days after going on medical leave.Mr Harrison, 73, died in Florida...

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.The...

Sleep in a showroom

As more of us shop online, retailers are using quirky events and experiences to lure us back to the High Street. But will it...

Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs

Shoppers in Gallowtree Gate, in the centre of Leicester, should never find themselves short of cash.Within a five minute walk they can find no...

Sky News faces uncertain future after Disney-Fox deal

Walt Disney's agreement to buy most of 21st Century Fox's business for $52.4bn (£39bn) has raised further questions about the Sky News channel's future.Before...

Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

Britvic has confirmed it will leave its Norwich site, with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the city, in 2019.The drinks manufacturer, which...

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK - and lower earners...

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Care home company Four Seasons Health Care has won a reprieve on a major debt repayment which threatened the future of the firm. The...

Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) has lifted its economic growth forecasts as growth across the eurozone picks up.It now expects the eurozone's economy to...

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn).The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster...

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced a restructuring plan that will see it cut 14,000 jobs worldwide, or 25% of its total workforce.Israel itself...

Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Australia's biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws.In August, the nation's financial...