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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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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence