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Starbucks boosted by holiday sales

Coffee giant Starbucks reports better-than-expected first quarter earnings as sales over the Christmas period rise.

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Putin's former finance minister says the Russian government is running out of ... - Business Insider


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Putin's former finance minister says the Russian government is running out of ...
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Alexei Kudrin, who was Russia's finance minister from 2000 to 2011, said, that within the next few years, Russia's "reserve funds will be exhausted and they will have to raise taxes." Kudrin was speaking in London on Tuesday at a Moscow Exchange ...

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Steel company boss dies in rooftop fall

The boss of the troubled steel company Caparo, Angad Paul, dies after falling from his penthouse flat.

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UK economic growth slows to 0.5% - as it happened - The Guardian


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UK economic growth slows to 0.5% - as it happened
The Guardian
In the UK, commodity companies, weakened by Chinese worries, put pressure on the market while the latest GDP figures missed economists' forecasts. There was also disappointing data from the US, including consumer confidence. The final scores showed:.

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O2 deal 'threatens' mobile competition

The proposed merger of O2 and Three 'threatens' competition in the UK mobile phone sector, the competition regulator says.

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