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BBC Business News
- London Market Report
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:58:23 GMT
The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.
- Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
- PPI complaint levels remain high
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:55:14 GMT
Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
- Mining tax repealed by Australia
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:45:08 GMT
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
- Abuse scandal force faces inquiry
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:01:54 GMT
South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.
- IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:56 GMT
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
- US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:40 GMT
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
- Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:56:10 GMT
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.