Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Malone close to winning contest with Altice in US cable battle

Tsipras wins backing over bailout talks

PM still faces opposition from hardline faction in coalition

Apple anoints Ive as supreme design chief

UK designer rivals Tim Cook in influence at company

China rally shows few signs of slowdown

Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hang Seng all advance

Tory whips tell MPs to stay in London

Travel restrictions part of push to ensure government wins votes

Implants can be designed to fit exactly

P&G gets skin in 3D bioprinting game

Consumer goods maker explores printing of living human tissue

Lack of sleep shown to lower productivity

Drinking alcohol and smoking seem to make no difference

Warren Buffet listens during a Bloomberg Television Interview in New York, US ©Bloomberg
The Arctic-bound Shell drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, sits at the Port of Seattle prior to heading north to Alaska. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
©Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

Shell’s Arctic oil will take years to flow

Regulatory and legal constraints hold up exploration

South African miners have cut 35,000 jobs

Restructuring has cost one in 14 workers their job since 2012

Brazil economy contracting sharply

Hangover after end of commodities supercycle and credit-led boom

North York Moors park weighs potash plan

Proposal has local support but some fear it will set a precedent

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Taking care of the growing silver economy

Extended lifespans prompt businesses to adapt to frail consumers

Brands need to shore up safety pledges

Now, we all collectively do the job Thomas Cook did for his tourists in the 1850s

John Nash, economist and mathematician, 1928-2015

Master of game theory who changed the way we look at seemingly wasteful choices

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