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McCain returns to Washington to cast vote allowing debate to begin

President lashes out on Twitter at ‘very protectionist’ EU as Britain faces tough talks

Study over 40-year period shows strong and continuing decline

Michael Gove prepares to follow lead set by France two weeks ago

Booming demand for memory storage set to see tech group beat Apple in profitability

Trade policy used to be a technocratic affair of little public interest. Not any more

Aussie dollar has risen sharply as central bank grapples with strengthening economy

Light dims on software berated by Apple’s Steve Jobs as having ‘major drawbacks’

Higher financial targets are a highlight of the bank’s first investor day since 2008

Protests come against a backdrop of sliding living standards and rising corruption

Menu overhaul and discounts bring more Americans back into restaurants

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Regulator warns promoters skirting securities laws by issuing tokens on ‘virtual’ groups

Better China sales spur 5% jump in shares on hopes for heavy machinery demand

Deal marks further sign of consolidation in the luxury fashion sector

Sandell tells bookseller that Amazon’s move into physical stores proves its value

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Military, teachers and local authorities up in arms over proposed budget cuts

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Emma Walmsley poised to set out vision for pharma group next week

The travel company CEO sees voice search as the next opportunity for growth

Analysis Telecoms

Chief executive plans online bank this year as French telco revenues are stunted

Markets News

Euro briefly tops $1.17 ahead of Fed statement while Brent oil hits $50 a barrel

Aussie dollar has risen sharply as central bank grapples with strengthening economy

Deal marks growing confidence in recovery but cannot hide investor ambivalence

Technology

Regulator warns promoters skirting securities laws by issuing tokens on ‘virtual’ groups

UK technology company moves to counter competition from cloud-based rivals

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