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CES 2016: Smart shoes and more new tech

From smart shoes to a pet bowl that prevents you stuffing your cat, a look at some of CES 2016's first announcements.

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Brazil blocks mining giants' assets

A federal judge in Brazil blocks the assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale in the country over the collapse of a dam last month.

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VIDEO: Last round pound coin minted

The Royal Mint is producing the final round pound coin on Wednesday, ahead of the new-look replacement which will be brought into circulation in 2017.

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Fitbit sales double in third quarter

Fitbit the maker of wearable activity monitors tripled its third quarter sales - capitalising on the popularity of wearable fitness technology.

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Mining firms bolster FTSE 100 rally

The London market heads for its eighth straight day of gains, with miners leading the way after Glencore says it is slashing its zinc production.

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