Fed keeps September rate rise on table

Vice-chair says it is too early to rule out move at next meeting

HSBC failure affects 275,000 payments

Group strives to fix glitch that threatened bank holiday pay

Oil records biggest 2-day gain in years

Jump triggered by speculators buying back bets on lower prices

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Migrant tragedies pile pressure on EU

Four children among 71 dead in truck while hundreds drown at sea

Google chief takes aim at BBC

Missed opportunities on openness and online audiences

Boris’s summer of discontent

Tory pretender plans relaunch as post-election star fades

US court backs NSA phone data collection

Justices overrule injunction on surveillance programme

Virgin Money aims at banks’ ‘oligopoly’

Current accounts skewed against customers, says Gadhia

Ashley Madison boss quits after data hack

Millions of adultery website’s users’ details were posted online

Two-speed UK housing market returns

London, south-east and eastern England rise at double national rate

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