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Berkshire Hathaway chief’s annual letter says companies do not lack access to capital

Tories united behind leader but next challenge to her authority will be Brussels

Discussions breach policies designed to avoid political interference in law enforcement

More than 100 tell Travis Kalanick issue goes far beyond Susan Fowler case

The software engineer has been hailed for speaking up about sexism

A levy on machines, some say, could thwart job-creating technologies

Companies fear mining rights at risk if they fail to comply with ownership rules

Cinven, Bain and Advent in bidding war for German generic drugs maker

Use of ‘most deadly synthetic agent ever made’ comes amid rising tension on peninsula

US online lender setting its sights on new products and markets

Air attacks coincide with Iraqi forces pushing deeper into western Mosul

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Consumer industry ponders which group might be next on the menu for 3G

US utilities log best week since before the election

Former executive spearheaded US bank’s push for rules reform last year

Move by Alphabet’s car unit reflects high stakes in self-driving technology


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