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Russia dispute 'could cut EU oil'

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:49
Russia has warned a price dispute with Ukraine could cause it to cut oil deliveries to three EU countries, Slovakia says.

Council's staff forego pay rise

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 08:46
Staff at Tandridge District Council give up an agreed 2.8% pay rise to help their employer cut costs.

'Record high' Boxing Day shopping

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 07:06
The number of people who went shopping on Boxing Day was at its highest since records began, it emerges.

New rise in Japan factory output

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 04:08
Japanese factory output rose in November for the ninth month in a row, up 2.6% from October, official figures show.

Tech changes 'outstrip' netbooks

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 03:32
Netbooks are being superseded by more powerful alternatives, say industry watchers.

Rent a live Christmas tree: A new service offered in Los Angeles

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 02:57
An LA firm has come up with a way of easing environmental consciences over Christmas - by renting out Christmas trees.

Glasgow airport plans expansion

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 19:59
Glasgow airport announces a £25m expansion plan to improve facilities for passengers over the next two years.

House price increase 'slows'

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 19:30
Growth in house prices in England and Wales slowed in December to just 0.1% as demand from new buyers fell, a survey suggests.

High Street giants join the sales

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 14:24
Two of Britain's biggest retail chains, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, launch their in-store post-Christmas sales.

South Korea wins nuclear contract

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 12:48
A South Korean consortium wins a contract to build four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates.

Rock foundation awards nearly £2m

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 06:47
The charitable arm of the Northern Rock bank awards almost £2m to volunteer groups across the region.

Eurostar 'ignored safety rules'

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 20:25
Eurotunnel accuses Eurostar of ignoring safety rules when evacuating passengers from trains last weekend.

New year strikes for rail workers

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 19:08
Railway signalling workers in south Wales and the Marches are expected to walk out again in January over new rosters.

US mortgage bosses may earn $6m

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 17:50
The heads of bailed-out US mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may each be paid up to $6m (£3.7m) for 2009.

US Senate passes key health bill

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 13:16
The US Senate passes the final version of a historic healthcare reform bill, in a boost to President Barack Obama.

Iran 'to ban' defaced banknotes

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:04
Iran says defaced banknotes are to be made invalid, after the appearance of opposition slogans on money, local media report.

Foxtons in 'unfair' charge appeal

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 07:07
The estate agents Foxtons is set to appeal against a High Court ruling that its landlord fees are unfair, a report says.

US curbs African trade benefits

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 05:53
US President Barack Obama stops Madagascar, Guinea and Niger from receiving trade benefits for a year due to a lack of progress.

Japan lender gets loan extension

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 05:37
Japanese finance firm Aiful avoids bankruptcy after receiving approval from its creditors to delay debt repayments.

HP camera 'can't see' black faces

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 05:35
An online video comparing a webcam's facial recognition response to a white woman and a black man is a big hit on YouTube.


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