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Chinese leader given ceremonial welcome

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed Mr Xi as he arrived at Horse Guards Parade China’s President Xi Jinping is receiving a ceremonial welcome by the Queen as he begins the first full … Continue reading

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Tata Steel announces 1,200 job cuts

Media captionNorth Lincolnshire chaplain discusses steel job losses Tata Steel has announced nearly 1,200 job losses at its plants in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire. Nine hundred jobs will be lost at the firm’s plant in Scunthorpe. The remaining 270 jobs will … Continue reading

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Oil steadies under $50 but outlook uncertain

LONDON Oil prices steadied on Tuesday after a week of falls, but the outlook was uncertain as the head of the world’s biggest independent oil trader said the market would struggle to recover much ground over the next year. Brent … Continue reading

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United Tech profit beats forecasts; buyback, restructuring planned

United Technologies Corp (UTX.N) reported a drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday that still beat analyst expectations, and its chief executive said the industrial manufacturer would announce a significant restructuring before the end of the year. The U.S. aerospace and … Continue reading

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Wall St. open lower as IBM drags

U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday as IBM dragged down the Dow and SP 500, a day after reporting disappointing results and cutting its full-year profit forecast. IBM (IBM.N) fell nearly 6 percent to $140.90 after it reported a bigger-than-expected … Continue reading

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BNY Mellon’s cost-cutting drive hit by software outage

BOSTON Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK.N) on Tuesday reported third-quarter results that beat expectations, but said its cost-cutting drive was interrupted by a summertime software outage that forced it to compensate clients. The large custody bank roiled much … Continue reading

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Lord Ashcroft suffers kidney failure

Image copyright PA Lord Ashcroft has missed the UK launch party of the controversial book he co-authored about David Cameron, after suffering liver and kidney failure. The Conservative peer became ill last month and spent 18 days in intensive care, … Continue reading

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CIA boss’s personal email ‘hacked’

Image copyright AP Image caption John Brennan has been CIA director since 2013 US authorities are investigating reports that CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email account has been hacked by a high-school student. The alleged hacker told the New York … Continue reading

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Serial killer suspect ‘drugged victims’

Media captionStephen Port, 40, is alleged to have met the victims online, as Ben Geoghegan reports A man has appeared in court charged with poisoning and murdering four young men. Stephen Port, 40, is accused of killing the men, who … Continue reading

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Chinese president in UK for state visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This week’s is the first state visit by a Chinese president since 2005 Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the UK at the start of a four-day state visit which UK PM David Cameron … Continue reading

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