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Travelling homes

Image copyright Bailey Image caption Bailey sells some 7,000 caravans a year “We’re in the business of making dreams come true.” Not the words of a Hollywood director or even a toy company boss, but what Bart Day was told during his interview for his role as head of marketing …

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Speak up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘Women get interrupted a lot’, says Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn “I remember early in my career that sometimes I would have a thought in my head, but I lacked the confidence to be able to get that thought out,” says Nicola Mendelsohn. “Then I would …

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Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s largest lender 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 intelligence agency launched court action against the Commonwealth Bank over claims it …

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Debate over property tax 'welcome'

Image copyright PA The abolition of stamp duty for many first-time buyers should spark a wider debate over the taxation of property, surveyors say. New buyers purchasing a home of up to £300,000 no longer have to pay stamp duty owing to changes made in last month’s Budget. The Royal …

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Need for speed

Image copyright GarySarre/MADMAX Race Team Image caption Zef Eisenberg is a motorbike fanatic Zef Eisenberg, the entrepreneur behind the sports nutrition brand MaxiMuscle, and motor-cycle speed record breaker, wants to return to the brand he founded. This time last year Zef Eisenberg was lying in hospital following operations to fit …

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Radical revolution

Image copyright Getty Images Imagine catastrophe. The end of civilisation. This complex, intricate modern world of ours is finished. Don’t worry about why. Maybe it was swine flu or nuclear war, killer robots or the zombie apocalypse. And now imagine that you are one of the lucky few survivors. You …

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Republican lawmakers say historic tax deal is agreed

Image copyright Getty Images Republican lawmakers in the US say they have agreed a deal to make way for the biggest overhaul of the country’s tax system in 30 years. There has been no full announcement but reports suggest a plan to bring US corporate tax rate down to 21% …

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Super vision

Image copyright Blippar Image caption Follow the green brick road. Will augmented reality navigation be easier to use? Computers are getting better at recognising faces and shapes and making connections between images, heralding a new age of visual search that could transform the way we interact with the world around …

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Global leader

Image copyright New York Federal Reserve With so much of politics, economics, culture – not to mention every other facet of human existence – taking place online, it is startling to realise that such a loose and baggy concept as the “centre of the global economy,” can actually be located …

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Educating girls

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBhagwanti Lassi Ram is one of those being helped by Educate Girls Until you see it, it is difficult to conceive how much work many Rajasthani girls have to do before they go to school. For some, their chores take precedence and …

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