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Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.

Immigration cap threatens £100m wind turbine project

One of the world's largest companies has warned the Government in face-to-face talks that its cap on immigration risks jeopardising investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Buffett, Ballmer: US economy to avoid double dip

Business titans line up to challenge gloomy reports on America's prospects

Boyd Tonkin: The real power behind the tomes

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Apple 'talks with media giants to rent shows'

Apple is in talks with News Corp, Walt Disney and other media conglomerates to rent TV shows to viewers for 99 cents through iTunes, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

GE Capital to back Baird with £17m

GE Capital is today expected to announce it is backing the menswear wholesaler and retailer Baird Group with a £17m financing deal.

Extract: 'The Foothills' by Richard Russo

‘You are going to see something of the world outside Gloversville’

US unable to account for billions of Iraq oil money

The US defence department is unable to account for almost $9bn taken from Iraqi oil revenues for use in reconstruction, according to an official audit released yesterday.

General Electric to pay $23.4m over 'oil-for-food' corruption charges

The reckoning for rampant corruption under the United Nation's "oil-for-food" programme in Iraq under Saddam Hussein reached the icon of American capitalism, General Electric, which agreed to pay $23.4m to settle charges – without admitting or denying them – under US bribery laws.

Flybe's $1.3bn order fuels hopes of airline recovery

The aviation industry showed clear signs of recovery from recession with another slew of orders at the biennial Farnborough International Air Show in Hampshire yesterday.

Farnborough: big orders and a vision of the future

The biennial Farnborough Air Show began yesterday with a flurry of orders for the rival aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus.

GE launches solar power scheme for schools

General Electric and a solar technology specialist, Solarcentury, will today launch a scheme to help schools to invest in renewable energy.

Stephen Foley: GE boss turns his fire on his own feet

US Outlook: Chief executive of multinational corporation slams government regulation, protectionism – shock.

'Pounds for pounds' scheme helps obese people shed stones

The first NHS scheme to offer cash rewards for losing weight has helped more than 100 obese people shed nearly two stone each in a year.

An international career tops the student wish-list

A survey published today reveals the changing goals and aspirations of this year’s MBA cohort.

The City Diary: Goldman spat: Stein weighs in and Blodget blogs back

Slackbelly exposes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Square Mile
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