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Amazon apologises for 'threats' to customer

Amazon has apologised to a customer who was emailed what he felt were "coded death threats" by a call centre worker.Michael Jacobson received five...
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Steel pensions: Stephen Kinnock calls for flexibility

The UK government must take action to stop thousands of steelworkers being transferred into a pension scheme that offers them fewer benefits, says an...
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Bitcoin loses more than a third of value over a week

Bitcoin continues to give its investors an exciting ride. This week it has lost more than a third of its value from its record...
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Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant's admission that it slows down older models of...
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Can Cyril Ramaphosa foster economic recovery?

Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen as successor to Jacob Zuma by South Africa's African National Congress (ANC). In all likelihood he will be the...
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Eric Schmidt steps down as boss of Google owner

The executive chairman of Google owner Alphabet is to step down in January, the company has announced. Eric Schmidt, who has been with the...
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Medical marvels

Tanusree Chaudhuri, 38, was pregnant with her first child when her supervisor told her she would have to give up her dreams.She was doing...
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Virgin West Coast rail strike called off

Virgin Trains says planned strikes by the RMT and TSSA unions on Virgin Trains West Coast have been called off.Strikes were due to take...
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Shell enters UK household energy market

Shell has agreed to buy the energy supplier First Utility, giving the oil giant its first foothold in the UK's household energy market.First Utility...
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Toys R Us staves off collapse after rescue talks

Toys R Us has staved off collapse after creditors backed a rescue plan for the UK retailer.It follows last-minute negotiations with the Pension Protection...
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Candy brothers defeat £132m damages claim

Property developers Nick and Christian Candy have defeated a £132m damages action in the High Court.Mark Holyoake, a former friend of Nick Candy, had...
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Bitcoin: Should we care about its price?

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell by about 10% to a value of $15,800 (£11,810). "It has plunged," a colleague said. "Should we do...
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Cost of global disasters 'jumps to $306bn in 2017'

Disasters in 2017 caused losses of $306bn (£229bn), according to estimates from insurance giant Swiss Re.The figure represents a 63% jump from last year,...
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Toy craze

Every Christmas there's one toy that causes holiday mayhem - a must-have that seems almost impossible for desperate parents to get their hands on....
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UK car production driven down by fall in domestic demand

The number of cars built in the UK last month fell by 4.6% compared with a year earlier, driven down by a sharp decline...
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Trump hails 'largest tax cut' in US history

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump...