UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

Growth hits 0.8% in second quarter

Russia's central bank hikes key rate to 8%

Economy feeling effects of tougher US and EU sanctions

BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn in Europe deals

Pay-TV provider to buy Sky Deutschland stake and Sky Italia

Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

Settlement reached with US and UK regulators

West Bank erupts in anti-Israel protests

Two dead in demonstrations after attack on school in Gaza

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No survivors from Air Algerie crash in Mali

One of the ‘black box’ flight recorders recovered

John Fallon at Pearson headquarters in London

Pearson sticks to profit targets

Education company cautions on earnings range if sterling stays strong

Heathrow eyes runway after profit rise

Modest rise in passengers and operating profits at airport

Berlin to boost counter-intelligence against US

Reaction to revelations of extensive American surveillance

Goldman to Babble on own chatroom

Wall St banks’ project to replace Bloomberg messaging

Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Comment and Analysis

The US has the highest number of millionaire households

Obama’s dilemma over tax inversions

Better a big reform than quixotic appeals to patriotism

John Blundell, free-market thinker

Devotee of Hayek seldom missed an opportunity to spread free-market word

Researchers studied the fossils of plant-eating dinosaurs

Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

Plumage not for flight but may have been for warmth

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