Oil falls on uncertainty over Opec deal

Crude could fall further if cartel members opt not to cut output warn analysts

Stagecoach secures East Coast rail franchise

Transport group sees off rival bids from FirstGroup and French consortium

Banks’ technology failing customers

Metro Bank chief calls present systems ‘horrendous’

Smith to urge more powers for Scots

Holyrood predicted to get almost complete income tax control

Bob Diamond sees chance in banks’ retreat

Opportunities appear as global lenders’ move ‘off the stage’

Europe’s demands on Google mount

Calls for stronger ‘right to be forgotten’ and ‘platform neutrality’

Ebola vaccine trial shows promising results

Hopes rise for drug to protect healthcare workers

Ferguson on edge after more protests

Demonstrations spread over grand jury decision in shooting case

Publish drones rules, says ex-UK spy chief

Foreign secretary urged to lift lid on links to US attacks

‘Vulture’ hedge funds eye unprotected debt

Attempt to keep forcing payouts from indebted governments

384183 13: FILE PHOTO: A crowd gathers to watch a side gusher on Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Texas which was the site of the first Texas oil gusher, January 10, 1901. Beaumont, in the southeast corner of Texas, will host a day of centennial celebrations January 10, 2001 to commemorate the event as a historic and economic milestone. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the modern texas oil industry. (Photo by the Texas Energy Museum/Newsmakers)
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Oil price fall starts to weigh on banks

Barclays and Wells Fargo facing losses on $850m bridge loan

US revives plan to tighten ozone limits

Industry fears economic fallout from proposed EPA standards

Comment and Analysis

The UAE’s blacklist places it centre stage

Naming these groups creates suspicion around them and puts them on the defensive

A house under construction in Gleeson Homes' development in Parson Green, Sheffield.
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The no-frills ‘dream’ homes

Builder seeks to do for houses what Ryanair did for holidays

Why we are losing the obesity battle

Health issue is costly and the scientific clarity to fight it is lacking

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