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Homeland security chief orders staff to plan Mexico wall and hire thousands of agents

GE and Boeing chiefs among those signing letter to Congress backing levy on importers

‘Our models are just not that good,’ top official tells MPs

Low prices will extend price war engulfing fiercely competitive telecoms sector

Challenger to Angela Merkel questions Agenda 2010, pushed through by a fellow Social Democrat —Gerhard Schröder

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Demand from mainlanders pushes traditional financial tenants out of the city’s core

Drugmakers eye potential $35bn-a-year market as cases rise due to obesity epidemic

Conglomerate hit by clampdown on overseas acquisitions aimed at curbing capital flight

Insurer bought Vermont attraction after founder was annoyed by long lift lines

Appointment consolidates first lady’s position as frontrunner to succeed her husband

Analysis Banks

Chief executive’s cost-cutting and redeployment of assets fail to cheer shareholders

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A fall in correlation between the movement in stocks is a break from the QE world

Southern fried chicken chain will be expanded at ‘quicker pace’ in the US and abroad

Deal with Jana Partners to appoint three new directors amid search for new chief

Analysis Technology

Increasing competition from Facebook is major risk factor as IPO roadshow begins

Opinion

The banknote ban is a shock for an economy with so many outside the formal system

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Cyber attacks disclosures force sale to be revised down to $4.5bn

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Increasing competition from Facebook is major risk factor as IPO roadshow begins

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