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Profits at British Gas fell 26% to £265 million as earnings were dented by mild weather © PA
  • British Gas profits plunge 26%

    British Gas profits fell by a quarter in the first half of the year, owner Centrica reported today as it came under renewed pressure over household bills.

The Conservatives and Labour have been arguing over tax policy © PA
Some 31% of adults living with children under the age of 18 said they have squeezed into a smaller room to give their offspring more space © PA
Reckless bankers could have bonuses clawed back under a new Bank of England policy © PA
  • Reckless bankers face bonus losses

    The Bank of England's plans to claw back rule-breaking bankers' bonuses up to seven years after they are awarded are a good idea in principle, the boss of Barclays has said.

Stronger financial results gave Twitter's stock a surge with its second quarter revenue more than doubling © PA
  • Results send Twitter stock soaring

    Stronger-than-expected financial results has pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

Biotech drug giant Amgen is to shed up to 2,900 jobs worldwide © AP
  • Amgen axes up to 2,900 biotech jobs

    Biologic drug-maker Amgen is to shed 12 to 15% of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, despite reporting stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

BP has warned that further sanctions against Russia could harm its business © PA
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