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London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:27:20 GMT)
London Stock Exchange warns it cannot obtain European Commission approval for the 29bn euro deal.

Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:29:46 GMT)
Labour calls for "immediate" relief for companies facing big increases after April's revaluation.

Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:22:32 GMT)
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett backs US businesses to continue to create "mind-boggling" wealth.

Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:03 GMT)
An iconic Nokia phone is revamped with added battery life and new features alongside several Nokia-branded Android models.

Barclays apologises for cash machine and debit card faults (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:32:03 GMT)
The bank says it has now fixed problems with cash machines, in-store payments and phone banking.

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:42:08 GMT)
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.

VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:46:49 GMT)
German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.

MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:47:07 GMT)
Google's digital assistant will soon be available on other firm's smartphones running the latest versions of Android.

HMRC criticised over film industry tax avoidance probes (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:46:36 GMT)
A senior Tory MP queries how officials conduct investigations into film industry tax breaks.

Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:02:15 GMT)
The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.

Price of stamps to rise next month (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:27:51 GMT)
Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service.

Pensioners sold wrong annuities to get thousands in redress (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:02:11 GMT)
Prudential and Standard Life are to pay compensation to thousands of pensioners sold the wrong annuities.

Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:25:52 GMT)
The UK business minister is told members of Vauxhall's pension "will be no worse off" after a PSA deal.

BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:11 GMT)
The Unite union announces further industrial action from 3 March in the continuing BA pay dispute.

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:43:45 GMT)
A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.

Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:54:08 GMT)
The facility near Rotherham will produce high-tech aircraft components.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:28:32 GMT)
LG's latest flagship phone is designed to run two apps simultaneously on its elongated screen but abandons the firm's previous modular ambitions.

MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:56 GMT)
Chinese phone-maker TCL hopes to revive the brand and its physical keyboard phones.

How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK? (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:46:23 GMT)
A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea off the UK.

Will a twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers? (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:26:03 GMT)
Will the UK's new twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?

Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:42:21 GMT)
As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.

Why is China investing more in Europe? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:06:21 GMT)
Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.

New £1 'most secure coin in the world' (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:34:18 GMT)
A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:46:20 GMT)
Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:03:56 GMT)
LG abandons the modular design of its last flagship phone and unveils the G6 with an unusual-sized display.

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:18:09 GMT)
The South Korean tech firm has traditionally launched a new smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.

Smart vision (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:57:32 GMT)
A blind man who narrowly escaped death has developed software he hopes will give blind people independence.

'The pips are squeaking!' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:44:16 GMT)
A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.

Austerity anguish (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:54:38 GMT)
With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands.

Don’t be a dinosaur (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:37:05 GMT)
Technology advances mean work will never be the same again, say industry experts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Oscars 2017: Who's predicted to win, and other things to look out for (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:14:36 GMT)
It's Hollywood's big night - here's what to look out for in the main battles at the Oscars.

Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61 (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:39:28 GMT)
Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Aliens and Titanic, has died aged 61, his family tell US media

ICYMI: This week's entertainment stories (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:17:52 GMT)
A round-up of some of this week's biggest entertainment stories.

Oscars: Meryl Streep vents fury at Karl Lagerfeld in dress row (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:11:22 GMT)
Meryl Streep's choice of Oscars dress sparks a bitter dispute with designer Karl Lagerfeld.

The frock stars who rocked - and shocked - at the Oscars (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:24:15 GMT)
Will any of this year's Oscar attendees try to top the classic outfits of the past?

The DC Comics film has been given a Razzie Award (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:56:46 GMT)
The Razzie's have struck again with Batman V Superman being named worst remake.

Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:40:56 GMT)
Low-budget drama Moonlight warms up for Sunday's Oscars by winning six Independent Spirit Awards.

Watch: Doctor Who 'should be black or female' (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:43 GMT)
Actor David Harewood says Doctor Who "needs to do something different" - and he'd be up for it.

Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury 2017 (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:26:14 GMT)
The American rock band confirmed their Saturday night slot during a secret gig in Somerset.

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:36:34 GMT)
"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.

SM:TV Live reunion: Cat Deeley says one-off 'great idea' (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:26:38 GMT)
Co-presenter of late 90s morning show Cat Deeley says one-off reunion would be a "great idea".

Best supporting actress nominee Naomie Harris on getting Oscar ready (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:08:55 GMT)
Best supporting actress nominee Naomie Harris tells BBC's 5 Live how a facial will get her in the mood for the Oscars

Sandro Monetti believes the early 2018 Oscars favourite is Dunkirk. (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:44:13 GMT)
LA journalist Sandro Monetti believes the early Oscars favourite for next year is Dunkirk.

Oscars red carpet rolled out and ready (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:02:29 GMT)
BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz takes a walk on the Oscars red carpet.

How to achieve the 'Oscars look' (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:32:15 GMT)
Celebrity make-up artist, Amy Hollier, shares her tips on how to achieve the perfect look for the red carpet.

Hugh Jackman says new film featured wall before Trump (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:03:30 GMT)
Hugh Jackman says a wall running along the Mexican border in the latest film to feature Wolverine was written long before the Trump presidency.

The Academy Awards: Best picture nominees in 30 seconds (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:36:26 GMT)
A lightning look at the films up for an Oscar in the best picture category

In pictures: Readying the red carpet (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:27:52 GMT)
The final preparations are being made on the red carpet ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Oscars 2017: Do the best films and performances win? (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:07:21 GMT)
Lots of factors influence who gets an Oscar - not just the quality of the film or performance.

Oscars: Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite? (Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:10:40 GMT)
Things have moved on from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy - on the surface at least.

The woman who knows who's won... but won't tell (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:44:17 GMT)
Martha Ruiz counts the Oscars votes and talks about the measures she takes to keep the results safe.

Did Katy Perry mock Donald Trump & Theresa May at the Brits? (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:43:27 GMT)
Viewers spotted similarities between costumes on her puppet skeletons and the leaders of the US and UK.

Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki comes out of retirement (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:03:46 GMT)
Hayao Miyazaki, known for Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, has officially come out of retirement (again).

Acting breakthrough (Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:06:32 GMT)
People with disabilities are becoming more visible in professional arts companies in Australia.

Bitter Harvest (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:05:41 GMT)
Les Mis star Samantha Barks, Game of Thrones' Tamer Hassan and Tutankhamen's Max Irons on why the story of Bitter Harvest had to be told.

What's the message? (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:01 GMT)
We break down the imagery of Katy Perry's vivid, political video for Chained to the Rhythm.

Massive art (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:37 GMT)
How Guido van Helten is using massive pieces of public art to save small towns in Australia.

In pictures: Miniature worlds (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:07:14 GMT)
Artist Joshua Smith's tiny creations replicate real buildings.

Grunge icon (Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:57:39 GMT)
Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today. Here are six reasons why we still love him

'No sex with saints' (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:20:59 GMT)
Calls in Russia for Matilda, the true story of a future tsar and a ballerina, to be banned over blasphemy.

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