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Delia’s files for bankruptcy

The once-popular US teen retailer Delia’s says it will liquidate all of its stores and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after failing to report an annual profit since 2007.

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Mining stocks sag as FTSE rises

London’s index of leading shares edges higher in early Friday trading, but oil and mining stocks lose ground.

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Malaysia Airlines chooses new chief

Malaysia Airlines has chosen Aer Lingus chief Christoph Mueller to be its chief executive-designate.

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US adds 321,000 jobs in November

The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, official figures show.

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VIDEO: South Stream halt: ‘Example of unity’

The President of Lithuania says that Russia’s move not to go ahead with the South Stream gas pipeline is proof that Europe’s tough stance is working.

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VIDEO: Rail fares to rise by 2.2% next year

Average rail fares will rise by 2.2% from 2 January, marking the lowest rise for five years. Richard Westcott reports.

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Women ‘better educated but paid less’

Women in Europe may be better educated or work harder than men, but they are paid substantially less, according to the International Labour Organization.

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VIDEO: Namibia’s ‘life-giving’ ideas lab

A place where entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into products, the BBC visits Namibia’s “fabrication laboratory”.

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Songbird rebuffs second Qatari bid

The company that owns the majority stake in London’s business district, Canary Wharf has rebuffed a sweetened £2.6bn takeover deal from a Qatari-led consortium.

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Balfour rejects infrastructure offer

Construction firm Balfour Beatty has turned down a £1bn offer from Laing for its lucrative public private partnership infrastructure portfolio, saying the offer is not enough.