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Image copyright Getty Images US jobs growth was better than expected in November, with payrolls rising by 228,000. Service, health care and manufacturing firms helped to drive the gains, holding the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. Economists had expected an increase of about 200,000 jobs, but early festive season…

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Image caption UK pop star Dua Lipa was one of Spotify’s most-streamed artists this year Two of the world’s most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another. Spotify and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment will buy minority stakes in each other, the companies have said. Neither the…

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Image copyright Burnwood Community School Image caption Grahame Colclough: “Nothing was whispered, rushed, or secretive” When senior teacher Grahame Colclough and his long-term partner Jon decided to get married, his head teacher made the announcement in a school assembly. She presented gifts to the couple who had “been together for…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President has continued his scepticism of the World Trade Organization since gaining office Is the World Trade Organization about to be derailed by Donald Trump? Ministers from its 164 member nations will meet in Buenos Aires this weekend as the guardian of global commerce…

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Image copyright Alessandra Sollberger In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich. If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has…

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Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption The University of Sussex said it took governance and compliance responsibilities seriously A university vice-chancellor was given a £230,000 departure payment in his final month in the job, figures show. The amount paid to former University of Sussex vice-chancellor Prof Michael Farthing is shown in…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s value has been volatile in recent weeks Bitcoin briefly crossed through the $17,000 (£12,615) mark in volatile Asian trading, extending its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency has soared about 70% this week according to Coindesk.com, despite fresh warnings of a dangerous bubble. Its dramatic rise…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit talks in Brussels on Friday More clarity on the Brexit transition is needed to stop companies proceeding with contingency plans despite the progress announced on Friday, the CBI has warned. Paul Drechsler, president of the…

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