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Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona

Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN The world’s largest mobile conference opens in Barcelona Monday, with both new tech and retro throwbacks on offer. A budget proposal from the Trump administration is expected on his US federal department desks Monday, and British insurer Aviva asks its employees if they …

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M&S leads the retailers celebrating a better-than-expected Christmas

Sky’s Charlotte Lomas reports on a slew of Christmas trading updates from the high street’s biggest retailers. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB

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Self-driving cars on display at US auto show

Driverless cars are not yet street legal, but several manufacturers rolled out their versions of a self-propelled future at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Manufacturers believe self-driving cars are just a few years away from hitting the roads. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Motor City. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: …

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Volkswagen close to $4.3bn US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a draft settlement with US authorities over the emissions scandal, which will see it pleading guilty to criminal charges and paying fines $4.3 billion. The agreement now must be approved by VW’s supervisory and management board. Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website …

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Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD) to Webcast Q1 2016 Results Thursday

Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD) will webcast its first quarter 2016 results conference call on Thursday 28th April 2016, at 2pm Pacific Time, following the release of the Company’s business results. Linkedin CEO, Jeff Weiner and CFO Steve Sordello will host the call, during which investors will hope to see some good news after the stock lost more than 50% of its value …

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Brent Crude Price Falls Below $28 a Barrel

The price of a barrel of Brent Crude has fallen below $28 for the first time in around 12 years, as the price briefly hit $27.67 on the morning of Monday 18th January 2016, before recovering slightly. The price drop has been put down to the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran which are likely to cause an increase in …

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Ford Maintains Dividend for Fourth Quarter of 2014

Ford Fusion 2014

Ford Motor Company has announced it will match its dividend level for the fourth quarter in a row. On October 8th, the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. The declaration represents a 25 percent increase from the level of dividend paid in each quarter of 2013. Fourth quarter …

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Apple & Google Brands Worth Over $100 Billion Each

iPhone 6

According to a report from brand consultancy Intebrand, the Apple & Google brands are worth over $100 billion each. Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Global Chief Executive Officer, commented on the findings: “Apple and Google’s meteoric rise to more than USD $100 billion is truly a testament to the power of brand building. These leading brands have reached new pinnacles—in terms of …

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