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BBC Business News

  • Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:01:33 GMT
    Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
  • Self-employment at '40 year high'
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:06:27 GMT
    The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
  • Carillion gives up on Balfour bid
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:58:37 GMT
    Construction firm Carillion admits defeat in its 2bn pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty after its third takeover offer was rejected.

BBC News

  • Rojo signs five-year Man Utd deal
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:27:23 GMT
    Manchester United announce the 16m signing of Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
  • Russia convoy 'at Ukraine customs'
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:24:16 GMT
    Several lorries from a Russian convoy carrying aid have moved into the customs zone at the border between the two countries, local reports say.
  • 'Five failures' led to baby's death
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:32 GMT
    There were five failings in the care given to a mother in labour which lead to her baby's death, a coroner rules.
  • Warning issued over oil predictions
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:04:05 GMT
    A leading oil industry figure says the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.