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Sainsbury suffers fall in quarterly sales

First trading statement under new chief executive Mike Coupe

FCA begins full investigation of Tesco

Probe follows £250m overstatement of expected profits

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David Cameron, prime minister, listens to the "Our United Kingdom" debate on the opening day of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham
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Tory donor defects to Ukip ahead of prime minister’s speech to party conference

KPMG gains legal services licence

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Deutsche Bank withholds bonuses

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Elisabeth Murdoch to end Shine era

Production company bought by 21st Century Fox in merger process

Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

Online discussion forum raises $50m

Mercer strips Pimco funds of top rating

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First US Ebola case diagnosed in Texas

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Home Secretary, Theresa May, makes her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday
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May’s masterful message: look out for ME

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Tories use old mantra to woo marginals

Osborne focuses on economic competence

Q&A: Brussels vs Apple over Irish tax

The European Commission’s case against the tech group

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