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Decc ‘failed to get consumer value’

The government’s decision to award billions of pounds of renewable energy contracts without a proper tendering process has left consumers out of pocket, MPs say.

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Moleskine CEO on 30% share price drop

Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, says investors need time to understand the business model of the company. Shares in Moleskine have fallen 30 percent this year.

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King dollar rules: Betting on the buck

If you think you’ve missed the chance to catch the dollar’s surge, most strategists say there’s still an opportunity to jump in.

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Brazil reforms unlikely…whoever wins election

Brazilian markets have tottered in the run-up to Sunday’s presidential election, but much-needed structural reforms are unlikely.

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VIDEO: The car that’s powered by air

At the Paris Motor Show, Theo Leggett looks at the Peugeot 208 hybrid air – a concept car that brings a new meaning to the term “gas guzzler”.

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VIDEO: A look at the super-luxurious Q80

Among the cars grabbing the headlines at the Paris Motor Show is the Q80, a super-luxurious concept car produced by Infiniti.

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Brent slides below $92 as bears linger

Brent crude oil dipped below $92 once again on Friday, as analysts warned that price weakness looked set to continue.

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US unemployment rate at six-year low

The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dipped to a six-year low of 5.9%, official figures show.

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Facebook admits failings over study

Facebook says it will change the way it does research, but stopped short of apologising for a controversial experiment it conducted this year.

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John Lewis boss apologises to French

The boss of the retailer John Lewis, Andy Street, apologises for describing France as “hopeless and downbeat”, saying his comments “went too far”.