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Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

The new route from the Channel Tunnel rail service is due to start in April. Source: BBC News

Shutdown averted as Trump signs budget bill

The second partial shutdown in less than a month lasted five hours before Congress passed a budget deal. Source: BBC News

US markets open higher amid volatility

Wall Street continues its week of ups and downs, with US shares opening higher. Source: BBC News

An investor's guide to the 'fear index'

The VIX "fear index" measures expectations of future share price movements - so how does it work? Source: BBC News

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies. Source: BBC News

Capita shares plunge after warning on profits

Capita shares have plunged over 40% after the outsourcing firm warned on profits and announced a major shake-up.New chief executive Jonathan Lewis said the...

Byron outlets set to close in burger chain rescue plan

As many as 20 Byron outlets will close in a rescue plan for Byron, the struggling burger chain, approved by lenders and landlords. Simon...

Fujifilm to take over Xerox as photocopier demand drops

Japanese technology firm Fujifilm is to cut 10,000 jobs by 2020 at its Fuji Xerox subsidiary saying it faces an "increasingly severe" market.It is...

M&S plans to close up to 14 stores

Marks and Spencer is planning to close 14 stores and cut hundreds of jobs.Six shops will close by April, including Birkenhead, Bournemouth and Durham....

Rescuing child brides

All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost...

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Things fall apart

Pity today's clothes. Like unloved toys, they're being worn less often than ever.The rise of fast fashion retailers has meant that consumers can buy...

'Dangerously' drunk tourists may not win insurance claims

A man who fell and hit his head after "drinking all night" was correctly refused travel insurance cover, an ombudsman has said.Yet, another man...

Drop in consumer demand hits UK car manufacturing

Car manufacturing in the UK fell last year for the first time since 2009. According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers...

Can cars be used as mini power stations?

The feasibility of using electric vehicles as mini power stations will be tested using government funding of almost £10m.During the trial involving 1,000 car...

Volkswagen takes responsibility for exhaust tests on monkeys

Volkswagen has taken responsibility for diesel emissions tests on humans and monkeys amid mounting fury.VW chief executive Matthias Mueller said the German car maker...