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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.

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Rupert Cornwell: Bush has dug himself into a hole, and he just can't leave that shovel alone

His Supreme Court nomination has alienated the right, just as he needs some friends

Rolls-Royce grabs top slot for engines

The aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce outsold its US rival General Electric for the first time in its history last year to take number one position in the world civil engine market.

Melrose could face rival bid from Cinven in battle to acquire Novar

The cash shell Melrose, which has tabled a £750m hostile takeover bid for Novar, could face a counter-bid from the private-equity firm Cinven, sources said.

Rolls gets £560m order from All Nippon

Rolls-Royce received a huge boost yesterday when it landed a £560m order to supply Trent engines to the launch customer for Boeing's new 250-seat aircraft, the 7E7 Dreamliner.

House of Fraser to profit from store card deal

House of Fraser, the department store chain, is set to gain a surprise profits boost this year from its Recognition store card operation.

Coke prays things will go better with Isdell

Can the new Irish-born chief executive put the fizz back into world's soft drinks giant?

Haslemere shareholders in talks over selling out to GE

GE Real Estate, the commercial property arm of the US conglomerate General Electric, is poised to buy Haslemere, the Dutch-quoted UK property group, in a deal worth at least £420m.

Labour is working: the new jobs that changed the face of Britain

As the German Chancellor wrestles with unemployment running above 10 per cent, the Blair Government can boast of record growth. In our latest feature bringing you the best of 'BusinessWeek', Kerry Capell in Leeds and Laura Cohn in London ask if the good times are too good to last
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