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December 14, 2017
Q1 growth in economy is slowest for five years

Q1 growth in economy is slowest for five years

Britain's economic growth was left unchanged at 0.1% in the first quarter, according to official figures.

Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying Apple

Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying Apple

Apple has been awarded damages of $539m (£402.7m) in its long-running legal dispute with rival Samsung.

Homebase sold to owner of HMV for £1

Homebase sold to owner of HMV for £1

Struggling hardware chain Homebase has been sold to retail turnaround specialist Hilco Capital for the nominal sum of £1.

RBS delays naming exec after Treasury warning

RBS delays naming exec after Treasury warning

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been ordered to delay naming its new strategy chief after a warning from the Treasury that it is risking a conflict of interest row.

Waste recycling lifts Pennon profit

Waste recycling lifts Pennon profit

A strong performance at Viridor, its waste recycling business, helped Pennon Group, the owner of South West Water, to solid annual results.

New data laws give more protection

New data laws give more protection

New laws on privacy and use of data aimed at providing better protection for consumers have come into force today.

Big Six energy giant SSE loses 430,000 customers

Big Six energy giant SSE loses 430,000 customers

Energy giant SSE lost 430,000 customers last year as competition intensified and it prepares to merge its retail business with npower.

By George! Osborne takes on yet another new job

By George! Osborne takes on yet another new job

George Osborne has added another job to his portfolio, tying him to one of the richest families in Italy.

Exporters hampered by skills shortages - study

Exporters hampered by skills shortages - study

UK exporters are being held back because of widespread labour shortages, a study has found.

Bank ready to lower rates if Brexit is disorderly

Bank ready to lower rates if Brexit is disorderly

The Bank of England would potentially cut interest rates and print more money if there were a "hard" Brexit, the Bank of England governor has signalled.