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Uber halts self-driving car tests after death
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.
John Lewis boss: There's still a role for shops
As John Lewis opens its 50th store, boss Paula Nickolds says how customers use shops is changing.
Facebook value drops by $37bn amid privacy backlash
Politicians call on the social network to testify over its protection of user data.
Carpetright and Mothercare shares dive on trading worries
Investors are spooked after reports suggest Carpetright will close stores as part of a rescue plan.
Channel 4 has gender pay gap of 24.2%
The figure is higher than the national average, despite the broadcaster's staff being 60% female.
A pension of £18,000 - or £1,000? The auto enrolment dilemma
Nine million workers in auto enrolment must decide whether to pay higher contributions.
UK tech giant Micro Focus plunges in value as shares crash
Shares in Micro Focus, the UK's biggest technology firm, crash after warning on lower revenues.
Betting machine wagers 'should be cut to £30 or less'
The Gambling Commission says cutting the maximum stake would reduce risks to vulnerable consumers.
Carillion finance directors to be probed by regulator
Two former Carillion finance bosses are to be investigated by the UK's accountancy watchdog.
Melrose pledges £1bn boost to GKN pension fund
The move comes after GKN rejected what Melrose said was its final offer for the UK engineering giant.

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EU fines Qualcomm almost ?1bn for paying Apple to use its microchips
The European Union has slapped a €1 billion fine on US chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance in the lucrative smartphone and tablet components sector.
Businesses claim insurance sector 'a threat' to their survival with rising pr...
There is a warning that businesses will be forced to close and jobs will be lost unless action is taken to bring down rising insurance premiums.
Tracker overcharging not deliberate, insists AIB boss
The AIB Group chief executive has insisted the bank’s part in the industry-wide €1bn tracker mortgage scandal was accidental and was not a consequence of any deliberate policy on behalf of the lender, writes Eamon Quinn.
EasyJet soars on revenue boost
Shares in EasyJet soared after a quarterly revenue rise showed the British budget airline had benefited as rivals struggled, in its first trading update under new boss Johan Lundgren.
Johnson & Johnson to spend big on tax cuts
Johnson & Johnson is promising to spend more on research in the healthcare sector after changes to the US tax system.
Belgian deal seen as fresh European drive by Origin
Irish agri-services group Origin Enterprises’ entry into the Belgian fertiliser market is being viewed as a potential acquisition platform for its further expansion into continental Europe.
Global finance executives warn of 2006 parallels
Global finance executives warned of parallels between today’s soaring stock markets and the froth of the pre-crisis years as they said investors could be wrong-footed by central banks raising interest rates, writes Gavin Finch and Stephen Morris.
Rental market 'in crisis? as house prices climb
The rental market is “in crisis” with landlords likely to increase rents this year by 8% despite rent caps of 4% in urban areas, industry group the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland predicted in key 2018 forecasts, writes Eamon Quinn.
Eyes on Apple after Netflix kicks off heady season
The earnings-report cycle was off to a strong start this week, when Netflix set an exceptionally high bar, blowing so far beyond subscriber estimates that the video service entered the exalted club of companies valued at more than $100bn (€817bn).
Sky News on the line as Murdoch bid blocked
As UK regulators said 21st Century Fox’s £11.7bn (€13.3bn) bid for Sky would give Rupert Murdoch too much influence over British media, the head of Sky News, John Ryley, called employees to a newsroom meeting to allay concerns about their future.