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apple earnings beat expectations on strong iphone sales
BBC
19 min. ago

Apple earnings beat expectations on strong iPhone sales

Apple reported third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), a 13% rise from the same period a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations. Profits at the technology giant were helped by sales of its new iPhone 6,...

 
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Reuters
43 min. ago

Chipotle third-quarter restaurant sales soar

Chipotle, which has also cut genetically modified organisms (GMO) from its food supplies, said same-restaurant sales soared 17.3 percent in the second quarter and logged a 13.4 percent gain in the first quarter....

 
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Reuters
57 min. ago

CEO says no gender pay gap at Microsoft

"I checked that it is something that we are enforcing," said Nadella, when asked about equal pay. "We are in fact in good shape. Men and women get paid equally at Microsoft." Nadella said he was...

 
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Reuters
today, 20:59

Sigma-Tau, Alfa Wassermann in talks to combine Italian operations- sources

Sigma-Tau is working with Milan-based Four Partners, an advisory firm led by Sigma board member Guido Tugnoli, said the sources, who declined to be identified because the matter is private. "The talks are at an...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:31

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

On the morning of 26 April 1956, a former petrol station attendant called Malcom McLean stood beside a port terminal in New Jersey. He had just ditched his profitable trucking company to launch a revolutionary new way...

 
the tan chin tuan foundation: singapore's philanthropic dynasty
BBC
today, 20:31

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation: Singapore's philanthropic dynasty

In the midst of Singapore's looming skyline stands a lone 1930s mansion. Stark white in the bright equatorial sun, its original 19th century style now has a startling addition - a 20-story glass-and-steel residential...

 
miliband to sharpen europe strategy as cameron hardens line on immigration
Guardian
40 min. ago

Miliband to sharpen Europe strategy as Cameron hardens line on immigration

The pre-election battle lines over Europe were drawn up on Monday as the Blairite former business minister Pat McFadden was appointed shadow Europe minister and Downing Street confirmed David Cameron would harden his...

 

Greens overtake Lib Dems in poll

The Green Party have overtaken the Liberal Democrats in a pre-election poll. Research for Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft put the party on a new high of 8% - up three points and just ahead of the Lib Dems on 7%. The...

 
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The Independent
57 min. ago

Cutting EU immigration will backfire, say employers

Britain’s bosses have come out fighting for the country to remain in the European Union and warned that David Cameron’s plans to cut migration from the EU could backfire by damaging business.

 
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The Independent
today, 20:51

Tories under fire for not targeting child poverty

The Conservatives were accused today of refusing to set new targets for reducing child poverty because their next round of spending cuts would increase the scale of the problem.

 
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The Independent
today, 20:17

Labour to only tax homes worth over £2m

Labour has moved to reassure people with homes worth between £1m and £2m that they would not be dragged into the mansion tax the party would impose if it wins power in next May’s election.

 
former minister pat mcfadden gets europe brief in labour mini-reshuffle
Guardian
today, 19:56

Former minister Pat McFadden gets Europe brief in Labour mini-reshuffle

Ed Miliband has brought in the Blairite former frontbencher Pat McFadden as Labour’s new shadow minister for Europe to make a “hard-headed, patriotic case” for Britain to stay in the EU. As part of a mini-reshuffle,...

 
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The Independent
8 min. ago

Isis in Kobani: US loses patience with Turkey and resupplies Kurdish fighters by plane - then Ankara allows...

Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and US aircraft have dropped military supplies to its defenders to prevent its capture by the Islamic State.

 
'burqa ban' headache for parliament after terrorist threat overreaction
Guardian
30 min. ago

'Burqa ban' headache for parliament after terrorist threat overreaction

It was like the morning after the big night before on Monday as federal parliament reviewed some of its more extreme agitated responses to the terrorist threat during the last sitting period in early October. We...

 
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Reuters
34 min. ago

Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

The government's new guidelines, which a top health official said could come out as soon as Monday, were expected to tell health workers to cover skin and hair completely when dealing with patients who have the virus...

 
how is your mp voting on issues you care about?
Guardian
38 min. ago

How is your MP voting on issues you care about?

When politicians vote in parliament, you won’t see the breakdown of votes reported in the media unless it’s a prominent policy. To find out how your representative voted on an issue it’s currently pretty tricky. You...

 
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The Independent
39 min. ago

Nigeria's 'spectacular success' in combating Ebola provides hope for others

While the Ebola crisis continues unabated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there was better news elsewhere in West Africa on Monday, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria free of the deadly...

 
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The Independent
52 min. ago

Ebola outbreak: Hundreds of parents remove schoolchildren after principal visits Zambia

Hundreds of parents withdrew their children from school for fears they could contract Ebola, after its principal returned from a trip to Zambia, in southern Africa – at least 3,000 miles from where the outbreak is...

 

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Daily Mail
10 sec. ago

Marouane Fellaini makes a point with United's equaliser after 'telling off' from Van Gaal and mysterious...

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini found the perfect answer to his critics after firing in a spectacular equaliser at the Hawthorns after just three minutes on the pitch. The much maligned Belgian...

 
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Daily Mail
10 sec. ago

ADEL TAARABT HITS BACK AT REDKNAPP Look, Harry, I’m not three stone overweight ... stop turning the QPR...

TAARABT ON...  Click here to read the 10 best quotes from Adel Taarabt's interview  Adel Taarabt had just completed a 90-minute workout against Wolves at QPR’s west London training centre when he was approached by QPR...

 

West Brom 2 Manchester United 2: Fellaini and Blind salvage point for Van Gaal to deny impressive Baggies...

Second goals from Maroune Fellaini and Daley Blind, either side of a Saido Berahino goal, were enough to earn Manchester United a point away to West Brom. West Brom took an eighth minute lead through a thunderous...

 
west bromwich 2 manchester united 2: daley blind rescues point for united
Daily Star
7 min. ago

WEST BROMWICH 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 2: Daley Blind rescues point for United

The summer signing from Ajax fired home with less than four minites left after Saido Berahino 66th minute cracker looked to have sealed the points for the Baggies. West Brom ripped United apart in only the eighth...

 
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Daily Mail
9 min. ago

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United: Daley Blind rescues point for Louis van Gaal's side after Saido...

You have to fear for Manchester United with a hurricane heading towards the British Isles. Louis van Gaal’s defence is about as far from storm-proofed as it can be even if a late equaliser Daley Blind rescued a point...

 
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FIA sets up Accident Panel

Ross Brawn, Emerson Fittipaldi and Stefano Domenicali are just three of the high-profile names on a 10-strong FIA Accident Panel formed in the wake of Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan a fortnight ago. One of...

 
 
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