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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay £6.6bn to man who grew breasts 9 Oct 4:58pm Updated Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay £6.6bn to man who grew breasts
The award was made by a jury after Nicholas Murray argued he was not sufficiently warned about the side effects of risperdal, used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism.
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MARKET REPORT: GVC cashes as gamblers change their betting habits  9 Oct 4:58pm Updated MARKET REPORT: GVC cashes as gamblers change their betting habits 
The FTSE 250 gambling firm raised its outlook for the second time this year, as it revealed strong results for the third quarter of 2019 - the same period in 2018 contained part of the football World Cup.
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BT returns to High Street after 17 years 9 Oct 4:58pm Updated BT returns to High Street after 17 years
The telecoms giant is revamping its 615 EE phone shops, which previously only carried EE's logo, so that BT customers can receive technical support or deal with billing issues.
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BA boss says all its domestic flights will be carbon neutral next year 9 Oct 4:58pm Updated BA boss says all its domestic flights will be carbon neutral next year
Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, said BA will plough enough money into carbon-reducing schemes to balance out the 400,000 tonnes of CO2 the flights generate.
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: The high price of a No Deal Brexit 9 Oct 4:58pm Updated RUTH SUNDERLAND: The high price of a No Deal Brexit
Warnings about the economic damage that will be created by a No Deal Brexit are coming thick and fast. In its worst-case scenario, the Bank of England envisages a fall in GDP of 5.5 per cent.
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Outcry grows over Barclays post office ban 9 Oct 4:58pm Updated Outcry grows over Barclays post office ban
The business secretary (pictured), last night slammed Barclays' decision to ban its customers from taking out cash through Post Offices and called on the bank to think again.
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Pizza Express fears mount with debts estimated at £1.8m per restaurant 9 Oct 4:58pm Pizza Express fears mount with debts estimated at £1.8m per restaurant
Pizza Express is labouring under more than £1.1bn of borrowing, costing £93m a year to service. That led to the chain, which has 620 restaurants and employs 14,000 people, posting a £55m loss last year.
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Tech giants facing international tax crackdown as OECD shakes up rules 9 Oct 4:58pm Tech giants facing international tax crackdown as OECD shakes up rules
The proposals would force big businesses, such a Mark Zuckerberg's social media giant Facebook, to pay more tax in countries where they generate 'significant' sales and profits.
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Insurers hike premiums by up to 300% before crackdown next year 9 Oct 8:51am Updated Insurers hike premiums by up to 300% before crackdown next year
Philip Lock, 71, from South Molton, North Devon, says his building and contents policy with the Post Office went up from £163.82 to £626.46 this year. He says the Post Office were unable to tell him why.
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Pensioners locked into annuities are given access to their pots 9 Oct 8:51am Updated Pensioners locked into annuities are given access to their pots
We have campaigned for years on behalf of thousands of retirees who were forced to buy poor-paying annuities, rather than take their pension as a meaningful lump sum.
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Ladbrokes owner ploughing ahead with 900 store closures despite rising profits 9 Oct 6:59am Ladbrokes owner ploughing ahead with 900 store closures despite rising profits
While GVC's finances look set to be given a boost, the group is still ploughing ahead with plans to close 900 of its bricks-and-mortar stores over the next two years.
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Hargreaves Lansdown to axe iPad app from Monday 9 Oct 5:56am Updated Hargreaves Lansdown to axe iPad app from Monday
An estimated 34,000 investors use the service to manage their accounts. Hargreaves Lansdown claims investors have told the firm they prefer to manage their accounts via its website or mobile app.
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RBS mortgage customers face £120 charge if they rent out their homes  9 Oct 5:55am Updated RBS mortgage customers face £120 charge if they rent out their homes 
RBS used to give permission without charge, and borrowers could avoid taking out a more expensive buy-to-let mortgage. The bank gave them six months' notice in June.
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Women must start saving for pension, or risk hardship in retirement 9 Oct 5:54am Updated Women must start saving for pension, or risk hardship in retirement
Research shows that, by her 60s, the average woman's pension pot is only a third the size of a man's. There are 1.2 million women in their 50s now with no private pension savings at all.
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Now British Gas customers can only view energy data with a smart meter 9 Oct 4:49am Updated Now British Gas customers can only view energy data with a smart meter
Previously, all customers could go to the supplier's website to monitor their usage. Customers can refuse to have smart meters, but the energy giants can be fined for not publicising them enough.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Loyal insurance customers need protection now  9 Oct 4:45am Updated VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Loyal insurance customers need protection now 
It beggars belief that insurers think they can get away with nearly quadrupling home insurance premiums without good reason. The FCA should come down on them heavily.
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Three of the four biggest High Street banks slash their cash Isa rates 9 Oct 4:04am Updated Three of the four biggest High Street banks slash their cash Isa rates
Experts say it is the worst cash Isa season in three years, with rates tumbling to 0.15 per cent. Barclays Bank cut its cash Isa rate this morning, while HSBC has announced its rates are soon set to fall.
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Samsung and Bulb Energy launch new energy control app 9 Oct 3:58am Samsung and Bulb Energy launch new energy control app
It tells users exactly how much they have spent in a day on energy, at what time of the day they have used the most energy as well as seeing how much energy each device has used.
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I fought the spam email pests and won! (But I had to go to court to do it) 9 Oct 3:57am I fought the spam email pests and won! (But I had to go to court to do it)
Londoner Michael Green used online jobs firm CV Library to apply for a web developer job in May last year. After getting an email advertising other jobs, he tried unsubscribing, but couldn't find an option.
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Fraud alert at Thomas Cook: Genuine victims are preyed on by crooks  9 Oct 3:51am Updated Fraud alert at Thomas Cook: Genuine victims are preyed on by crooks 
The Civil Aviation Authority says the claim site has repeatedly been attacked by cyber-criminals since it went live on Monday. Crooks are also trying to trick victims into giving personal details.
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