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Shkreli refuses to testify at Congress

Controversial drugs company executive Martin Shkreli tells a US congressional committee of his intention to remain silent if called to testify at a hearing.

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VIDEO: Facebook boss to 'give away $45bn'

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares to good causes as they announce the birth of their daughter Max.

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VIDEO: TaxiJet: The Uber of the Ivory Coast

Entrepreneurs in the Ivory Coast plan to roll out their TaxiJet app across Francophone Africa.

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US retail sales weaker than expected

US retail sales rose less than expected in October as car sales fell, stoking fears that consumer spending could hit economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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VIDEO: Life after steel: 'Redcar's agony aunt'

The Redcar 'agony aunt' listening to the mood of the town after the closure of the SSI steelworks.

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