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William Hill shares hit by profit alert

Shares in William Hill sink more than 10% after the bookmaker warns on profits, but the FTSE 100 rises.

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VIDEO: Gates: reasons to be happy in 2016

Why does Bill Gates think we should be happy in 2016? We caught up with the Microsoft founder at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and asked him why he's optimistic for the future.

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VIDEO: Shoppers queue for Boxing Day sales

The BBC's Joe Lynam speaks to shoppers at London's Brent Cross shopping centre where people arrived early to queue for the Boxing Day sales.

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Alibaba to buy South China Morning Post

Chinese internet giant Alibaba confirms it has struck a deal to buy Hong Kong's popular English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post.

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Merlin signs deal for Chinese Legoland

Merlin Entertainments signs a deal with China Media Capital to establish a Legoland park in Shanghai.

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