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Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

BP rewards shareholders as outlook brightens

BP underlined its confidence in the future as it posted better than expected third quarter results days after the oil price topped $60 for...

Ryanair profits soar despite cancellations

Ryanair has posted an 11% rise in half-year profits despite a rota blunder which saw thousands of flights scrapped. The Dublin-based carrier's headline measure of...

Restrictions on 'crack cocaine' betting machines

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is to be reduced from £100 to between £2 and £50, the Government has announced. Ministers have announced...

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Russia-linked Facebook content reached 126m

Facebook and Twitter have revealed the full reach of Russia-linked political posts during and after the US presidential election. Facebook said that as many as...

Kobe Steel scraps profit forecast on fake data scandal

Japan's Kobe Steel has...

HSBC profits jump five-fold amid Asia shift

Banking giant HSBC has reported a five-fold increase in third quarter profit as a sweeping overhaul aimed at shifting focus towards Asia pays off. Pre-tax...

EasyJet agrees €40m deal with insolvent Air Berlin

EasyJet has confirmed a...