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DAILY BRIEFING: Elon Musk renames rocket his firm is designing to carry humans to Mars again 20 Nov 7:14pm DAILY BRIEFING: Elon Musk renames rocket his firm is designing to carry humans to Mars again
Elon Musk has again renamed a rocket to be designed by his company Space X to carry humans to Mars. It will now be called Starship, after it was previously known as Big Falcon Rocket.
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British medical pioneer BTG falls prey to US rival Boston Scientific 20 Nov 7:14pm British medical pioneer BTG falls prey to US rival Boston Scientific
BTG, which was formerly state-owned British Technology Group, has urged shareholders to back a cash offer from Boston Scientific which could see it absorbed by the middle of next year.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Pharma firm goes west 20 Nov 7:13pm ALEX BRUMMER: Pharma firm goes west
You wouldn't know it to listen to much of the negative debate about Britain's prospects, but the UK's science-based pharma and bio-technology sector is one of its crowning glories.
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MARKET REPORT: Drugs firm Indivior crashes 47% as it loses US court fight 20 Nov 7:11pm MARKET REPORT: Drugs firm Indivior crashes 47% as it loses US court fight
Shares in the firm, which manufactures treatments for heroin and other opioid abuse, plunged 46.7 per cent, or 96.45p, to 109.95p as a US court allowed a competitor to sell a copycat drug.
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Oil slumps on fears of global slowdown: Brent crude sinks to $62 a barrel 20 Nov 7:10pm Oil slumps on fears of global slowdown: Brent crude sinks to $62 a barrel
Traders are betting that demand for oil will be weaker next year than previously expected, because growth will be lower as a trade war between the US and China takes its toll.
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Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler in email row  20 Nov 7:10pm Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler in email row 
Andrew Tinkler, 54, denied comments he made in an email to an investor last December about former executive chairman Avril Palmer-Baunack were inappropriate or unacceptable.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Enticed into a debt trap 20 Nov 5:45pm VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Enticed into a debt trap
Should banks be allowed to offer you credit if you have never asked for it?We all know how easy it is to be tempted by an enticing advert for something we don't really need.
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Easylife shoppers signed up to a £60-a-year motor club – despite not having a car 20 Nov 5:44pm Easylife shoppers signed up to a £60-a-year motor club – despite not having a car
After making a payment, Easylife shoppers are routinely signed up for expensive memberships they never asked for. Silvia Beevers, 87, was signed up to a Motor Club when she doesn't have a car.
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Buyers circle estate of 400 EI Group pubs as owner puts them up for sale 20 Nov 1:27pm Buyers circle estate of 400 EI Group pubs as owner puts them up for sale
Analysts at Peel Hunt have said a sale, which could happen next year, could attract real estate investment buyers and fetch around £400million.
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Tech stocks send the Dow plummeting 20 Nov 1:20pm Tech stocks send the Dow plummeting
Five of the world's most valuable technology giants have seen falls of 20 per cent from their record highs following poor earnings and disappointing forecasts.
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Google, Facebook, Netflix, Apple and Amazon are all LOSING value 20 Nov 12:48pm Updated Google, Facebook, Netflix, Apple and Amazon are all LOSING value
Five of the world's most valuable technology giants have seen falls of 20 per cent from their record highs following poor earnings and disappointing forecasts.
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Carney: No deal Brexit would be the worst hit to the economy since the 1970s 20 Nov 11:42am Updated Carney: No deal Brexit would be the worst hit to the economy since the 1970s
The Bank of England Governor told MPs today crashing out of the EU in March without a deal or a transition period would be a 'large, negative shock' to Britain.
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Easyjet boss claims flights will NOT be grounded, even in a no-deal Brexit, as profits soar 41% 20 Nov 11:22am Updated Easyjet boss claims flights will NOT be grounded, even in a no-deal Brexit, as profits soar 41%
Despite fears that planes could be grounded after March 29, boss of low cost airline Easyjet said he is 'confident' that flights will not grind to a halt in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
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Bitcoin price nosedives to a 13 month low: Those who bought at peak are sitting on a 77% loss  20 Nov 10:59am Updated Bitcoin price nosedives to a 13 month low: Those who bought at peak are sitting on a 77% loss 
To put this into context, it means a £10,000 investment in bitcoin on 17 December 2017 would now be worth just £2,300.
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Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever as tech stocks drag down the market  20 Nov 10:43am Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever as tech stocks drag down the market 
Investors are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down following a report a conservative consulting firm used 'black ops' style techniques to deflect criticism from company.
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I have inherited £40,000 from Australia, do I have to pay tax on it? 20 Nov 8:41am I have inherited £40,000 from Australia, do I have to pay tax on it?
According to Paul Falvey at BDO LLP, there should be no UK taxes on these funds, and as Australia does not have inheritance tax, you should receive the £40,000 tax-free.
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Cash Isa rates reach two-and-a-half year high 20 Nov 8:38am Cash Isa rates reach two-and-a-half year high
This week has seen a flood of new savings deals give a welcome boost to cash Isa rates. This includes new easy access Isas from Charter Savings Bank and Virgin Money paying 1.4 per cent.
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Easyjet bags a 41% leap in profits despite contending with strikes 20 Nov 8:35am Updated Easyjet bags a 41% leap in profits despite contending with strikes
The low-cost airline results were in line with expectations, with pre-tax profits of £578million for the year to September 30 and passengers numbers up by a record 10.2 per cent at 88.5 million.
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Should you do shared ownership in London now you save on stamp duty? 20 Nov 6:40am Updated Should you do shared ownership in London now you save on stamp duty?
Our friends have been encouraging us to consider shared ownership properties. They say they're cheaper to buy, and there's no stamp duty to pay. But how does it work?
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What next for mortgage rates? 20 Nov 6:17am Updated What next for mortgage rates?
This month has seen a flurry of activity in the later life lending market as two lenders came out with retirement interest only deals, allowing those over 55 to borrow into retirement.
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Can I open a new bank account if mine has been shut for fraud? 20 Nov 2:34am Can I open a new bank account if mine has been shut for fraud?
A crackdown on so-called money mules and behaviour that banks believe may be suspicious has led to a rise in those have had current accounts closed with little warning or explanation.
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