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Uber agrees investment deal with SoftBank

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick in New Delhi on December 16, 2016 A group of investors led by SoftBank is taking a large stake in Uber in a deal that will further enrich the ride-hailing company’s billionaire founder. Uber said it has closed the deal with …

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Santander boss named in GRG scandal

Image caption Nathan Bostock, pictured here in 2012, is now head of Santander The boss of one of the UK’s biggest banks has been named in Parliament as being responsible for RBS’s scandal-hit Global Restructuring Group (GRG). Nathan Bostock, who is now head of Santander UK, was named by the …

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Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon displays its wares at the latest Consumer Electronic Show Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) …

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2 Sisters chicken supplier 'sent MPs Christmas biscuits'

Image caption Several committee members say they received tins similar to these MPs investigating food safety breaches at chicken supplier 2 Sisters Food Group have revealed they rejected Christmas gifts sent from its boss. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said festive packages of biscuits were sent to several …

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How did households budget in 1957?

Image caption Expenditure on smoking has plummeted since the 1950s The Office for National Statistics is marking the 60th anniversary of its regular Family Spending Survey by looking at how our habits and commitments have changed. It returns us to 1957 – the year when John Lennon met Paul McCartney. …

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Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAutonomous vehicles move centre stage A range of new concept cars has been showcased at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Concept cars are visions of how the future of motoring may look, although some experts said there were …

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Nationwide takes Carillion contract staff

Image copyright Nationwide Building Society Nationwide has said it will take in-house jobs which were performed by staff of the failed outsourcing company Carillion. From next Monday 250 staff, mainly cleaners and maintenance workers, who were on the Carillion payroll will be be employed directly by Nationwide. The lender will …

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Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

Image copyright PA The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. The $16bn (£11.5bn) deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates. Emirates is the only airline …

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Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Macau is the world’s largest gambling hub Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong dollars (£4m; $6m) worth of chips. Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and …