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EasyJet hails record August as 7.1m passengers fly with airline

EasyJet hails record August as 7.1m...

Holidaymakers jetting off to take advantage of the strong pound and escape last month's rain helped easyJet notch up a record August, and is set to see the airline deliver better-than-expected profits.

eBay celebrates 20 years of online auctions

eBay celebrates 20 years of online...

Auction site eBay started from humble beginnings as a software programmer's hobby, but has since grown into one of the world's biggest e-commerce firms and this month celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Global equities stage rebound after torrid August

Global equities stage rebound after torrid...

Stock markets worldwide rebounded after gains on Wall Street and a holiday in China gave investors some welcome respite.

Northern economy could see 'Victorian-style growth' says think tank

Northern economy could see...

The northern economy could experience economic growth on a scale "not seen since the Victorian era of grand municipal development" if timely investment in the region takes place, a new report suggests.

Facebook heads top firms rundown as staff praise benefits

Facebook heads top firms rundown as staff praise benefits

Good pay, free food and drink and flexible working are among benefits offered to staff in a list of top companies.
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US stock markets rebound following major fall

US stock markets rebound following major fall

US stocks rebounded on Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier.
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Rise in use of zero-hours contracts condemned

Rise in use of zero-hours contracts condemned

A fresh row over the treatment of workers has been sparked after official figures showed the number on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000 .
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Lego profits boosted by new Jurassic World and Elves sets

Lego profits boosted by new Jurassic World and Elves sets

Lego said new launches such as its Jurassic World and Elves sets helped boost half-year profits at the world's best-selling toy firm.
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£2.5bn paid to pension savers in first three months since rules change

£2.5bn paid to pension savers in first three months...

Pension savers have been taking out around £27 million a day from their pots after the new retirement freedoms came into force, figures from insurers show.
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Foreign ownership of UK firms 'up more than 10%' since 2010

Foreign ownership of UK firms 'up more than 10%' since...

Foreign ownership of Britain's biggest firms has rocketed by more than 10%, or £167.7 billion since 2010, official figures have shown.
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