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Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption Nancy Pelosi leads Democrats in the House Democrats are slamming a Republican bid to dismantle financial rules put in place after the 2008 crisis as the “wrong choice” for the country. House Republicans approved a sweeping measure on Thursday that would ease rules on…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew had planned to go on strike from Friday British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. BA had…

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Chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the “potential presence of salmonella”. A spokesperson for Mars said none of the products should be eaten. The recall began after tests showed salmonella may be in ingredients. “We are working closely with…

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Image copyright Reuters Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result’s impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 edged higher –…

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Image copyright Instagram Image caption Comments on the photo-sharing site were crafted to help control the malware The comments section of Britney Spears’ Instagram account has been used by cyber-thieves to co-ordinate attacks. Security firm Eset found the gang controlled its malware, called Turla, by posting comments about images in…

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Image copyright BT BT has replaced its auditor for the first time in 33 years after an accounting scandal at its Italian business cost it £530m. The former state-owned phone giant has dropped PwC and will replace them with rival accounting firm KPMG. In January, BT admitted its Italian business…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Mario Draghi said risks to eurozone growth were “broadly balanced” The European Central Bank (ECB) has increased its forecasts for economic growth in the eurozone but kept interest rates on hold. ECB president Mario Draghi also hinted that there was no need to cut rates…

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Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Sony said sales had exceeded expectations Sony has sold more than one million virtual reality (VR) headsets, the company has said. President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Atsushi Morita said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The headset, at $399 (£308), is cheaper than rival devices…

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