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Deal prevents immediate pit closures

UK Coal confirms it has secured the funding needed to avoid the immediate closure of two deep mines.

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Winners and losers from the dollar’s rally

The U.S. dollar held on to its four-year high on Friday, thanks to Thursday’s Wall Street selloff.

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Alibaba options set for strong demand

The newest way to bet on the fortunes of Alibaba will debut on Monday when its stock options go live for trading.

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Shares of Russian oil tycoon seized

A Russian court seizes shares in the oil firm Bashneft, whose billionaire owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov is under house arrest.

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Too windy! Real-life drone delivery cancelled

Amid the hype over drone-delivered packages, companies have overlooked one obstacle: the wind.

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Fund managers ‘overcharge investors’

One of the country’s most successful fund managers, Neil Woodford, criticises his industry for charging customers too much, and paying its managers too much.

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Scots ‘must get powers on fracking’

The Scottish government calls for devolved powers on fracking following UK plans to allow companies to drill below people’s land without permission.

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This city is aiming for 100% clean electricity

The city of Munich has set ambitious goals when it comes to renewable, clean electricity. How will it achieve its aims?

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UK faces ‘five more years of cuts’

The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts – and says making them will be “even harder”.

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Letter ‘first to suggest tipping’

A British Library researcher claims to have discovered the first person to suggest the practice of adding service charges to hotel and restaurant bills.