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US cable company concedes to focus on battle for TV group Sky

Russian president suggests reaction jeopardises US economy and national security

Billionaire casino mogul has sought treatment for mental illness

Ulrich Lehner accused activist investors of engaging in ‘psycho terror’ before his resignation

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Much of America shares president’s suspicion of the ‘deep state’

Fed chief has downplayed the significance of a flattening in the US yield curve

Catastrophes cut nearly $1bn from profits at two of the sector’s largest companies

Bittar and Moryoussef receive combined 13 years in prison

Canadian medical-use cannabis producer Tilray opens higher on Nasdaq

Real estate investment group Vornado spurns calls to compensate those who were laid off

Fast-food chain accelerates capex to support thousands of new outlets

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Social network’s stricter policy to rely on local intelligence to flag inflammatory content

Summer sales event created by ecommerce giant in 2015 becomes a retail sector fixture

Probe on national security grounds opens potential new front in escalating trade war

Retaliatory tariff by Beijing leads Chinese buyers to cancel US orders

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Daniel Kalt’s avatar will extend the bank’s services — but can it talk about Brexit?

Mugabe’s violent drive for absolute power and the earlier failure to forge a liberal middle way still haunt the country today

In July and August, indulge in a vision of the future beyond Google

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Technology

eBay warns, UK digital divide, Comcast walks, Sennheiser HD820s

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More work needed to manage Chinese group’s presence, says report

An unhappy Google is set to appeal against the EU’s record fine

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