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Leaders make St George’s Day appeals

23 April 2014 Last updated at 01:29 Alex Salmond and David Cameron are on opposite sides of the referendum debate Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron will use St George’s Day to make pleas ahead of … Continue reading

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Breast cancer drug price cut urged

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News website The drug destroys cancerous cells from within Campaigners are urging pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering new breast cancer treatment as … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart to report how compliance targets impacted executive pay: WSJ

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is set to report as soon as Wednesday on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company’s board … Continue reading

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China PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after inflation data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country’s economy. Investors hoping that … Continue reading

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GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

(Reuters) – General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set … Continue reading

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Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion

(Reuters) – Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world’s five biggest drug … Continue reading

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Farage defends UKIP poster campaign

22 April 2014 Last updated at 13:21 UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended a poster campaign claiming millions of Europeans are after British jobs as “a hard-hitting reflection of reality”. The posters – with messages including a warning British workers … Continue reading

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Man charged with murder of toddler

22 April 2014 Last updated at 13:43 Two-year-old Madison Horn died on Sunday night A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of two-year-old Madison Horn in Kelty in Fife. Kevin Park, from Kelty, made no plea … Continue reading

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Co-op Bank report blames governance

22 April 2014 Last updated at 09:14 At the heart of the Co-op Group’s troubles is the banking division’s takeover of the Britannia Building Society A major report into the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank will blame poor governance … Continue reading

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Badly burnt boy dies in hospital

22 April 2014 Last updated at 09:21 Preston Flores was seriously burned in an incident on Friday A seven-year-old boy who was seriously burned in Aberdeen has died in hospital. Preston Flores suffered burns to much of his body in … Continue reading

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