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White House hopes to build support with individual Democrats for deal on wall funding

Ousted Nissan chief proposes posting shares as collateral and surrendering passport

Record profitability is not shared evenly among industry’s leaders and their underlings

Prime minister refuses to adjust red lines as Ireland dismisses Fox suggestion on backstop

Growing demand and scarcity saw the wines outperform equities and gold last year

Trump takes the heat but Beijing is hardly a champion of internationalism

Languishing equity price means core computer business is valued at less than nothing

Russian officials seek to play down potential for agreement over Kurils islands

Survey shows widening gap in outlook between elites and the rest on eve of Swiss gathering

Ren Zhengfei says tech group must prepare for ‘times of hardship’

Specialist consumer-financiers help bridge earnings gap for federal workers

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The tech executive on surviving disruption, politics as combat and taking on Netflix

Deal or no deal — the damage has been done

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

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President’s approval rating slides as parties seek to avoid political fallout

Bureaucrats are queueing at food banks rather than trendy eateries

Agency that oversees mortgage giants discusses an end to government conservatorship

Ambassador’s statement further raises tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

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First scientific targets for healthy eating from sustainable agriculture

Technology could mean the days of the shoebox full of receipts are numbered

Many investment companies have announced large redundancies, with more expected in 2019

Markets News

In the first in a series, regulators fear that looser lending standards for lowly-rated companies could precipitate the next downturn

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Foreign exchange markets stable; oil prices slip

Slumbering volatility and a closely watched ECB meeting take centre stage

Technology

Is it possible to replicate the human brain? Do we even want to?

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Stores turn to augmented reality, robots and smart mirrors in battle against Amazon

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Barclays and Santander lead £26m investment into UK-based lender MarketInvoice

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