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Finance ministry asks for regulator’s analysis of a merger between major lenders

Iowa senator insists US president wants to pressure EU on farm products

Narrow victory paves way for final resolution of long-running Macedonia name dispute

Five years after graduation, males earn 28% more than women

Hudson Yards developer Stephen Ross is picking a fight with organised labour that could transform city development

What economic theory can teach us about reining in our screen habits

Japanese company writes off $2.8bn and triggers questions about future of UK energy policy

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Weaker macro environment could increase internet giants’ reliance on investment income

Funding comes after criticism of technolgy companies driving up property prices

Reckitt Benckiser chief latest to step aside as pressure intensifies

Israeli leader seeks to discredit official who will decide whether he should be indicted

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History suggests political impasse will also dent consumer and business confidence

Case continues to dog Wall Street bank as advisory revenue boosts quarterly earnings

Strong consumer banking revenue offsets rocky trading

New York senator announces intention in what could be a crowded field

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Fortunes of currency are a gauge both of Chinese economy and debt-burdened consumers

The quest to understand life may have been missing an ingredient: the flow of ‘information’ through living organisms

Richard Bassett’s memoir of Trieste, Vienna and Prague recalls the charms of a lost world

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Netflix update to test mood; pound’s nerve holds as Brexit politics rumble on

Fortunes of currency are a gauge both of Chinese economy and debt-burdened consumers

Cost of protecting against near-term swings in sterling has fallen since May defeat

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Special Report Health at Work

When employees are more interested in their phones than their work, it can be hard to disconnect

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Special Report Health at Work

Managing the effects of constant personal and professional use of social media is tricky

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Special Report Health at Work

Ageing workforce prompts focus on ergonomics and tapping expertise of older staff

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