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Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches and mobile payments hit the mainstream this year

Democrats attack help for real estate developers as giveaway to the rich

Strong demand from yield-starved investors helps buyout funds sell companies

John Skipper, who led Disney’s sports network since 2012, ‘struggled’ with addiction

Beirut case likely to underline concerns over ride-hailing app’s security measures

Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu tap into massive databases to test capabilities

Democrats could benefit from the moral high ground, but some fear a backlash

Buffett’s conglomerate is among the biggest winners from reforms agreed in Congress

Carriages tumbled off a bridge on to busy highway in Washington state

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Beijing accused of pursuing policies of economic aggression to weaken US

Britain First and American Nazi Party among organisations affected by crackdown

More than $80m in bitcoin futures changes hands on CME, giving it edge on rival

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Five institutions would be forced to take writedowns if corporate rate falls to 21%

Billionaire ex-leader joins Argentina’s Macri as another businessman-turned-president

Power failure forces cancellation of more than 1,000 flights and strands travellers

Challenge passes to Jim Foote to undertake overhaul of largest US railway operator

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Roula Khalaf, deputy editor, explores the Lebanese capital's mix of energy and risk

Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches and mobile payments hit the mainstream this year

Study shows scale of struggle by streaming service to catch up to industry leader 

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Hopes for Trump tax plan underpin mood but dollar weaker and Treasuries unmoved

Victory of candidate seen as pro-business is welcomed by investors

More than $80m in bitcoin futures changes hands on CME, giving it edge on rival

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French defence specialist considered a better cultural fit than rival suitor Atos

Britain First and American Nazi Party among organisations affected by crackdown

Beirut case likely to underline concerns over ride-hailing app’s security measures

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