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Lloyds profits fall on PPI claims

Lloyds Banking Group has reported a 7% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £1.6bn but shares jump 13% as investors cheer a special dividend.

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Kwik Save billionaire Albert Gubay dies

Billionaire Albert Gubay, who once made a "pact with God" to leave his fortune to the church and other charities dies at his home in Cheshire, aged 87.

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City and Business: UK the 'go-to' destination for new business -

City and Business: UK the 'go-to' destination for new business
In a boost for Chancellor George Osborne, the think tank puts the improved performance down to the ease of starting a business in Britain, as well as the number of people in full-time employment. The institute, which aims to promote prosperity through ...
Low costs make UK best place in EU for business start-upsFinancial Times
UK has best economy in the EU for starting a businessInternational Business Times UK
UK one of the best places in the world to start a businessThe Independent

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Amazon launches handicraft store

The retailer takes on artisan website Etsy with an online store for handmade goods.

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Meeting the power couple of AI

Can you have a conversation with super smart computer?

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