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Facebook Q1 revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's (FB.O) mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets.
Facebook CFO David Ebersman To Step Down  KTIC
Facebook's next growth engines still warming up  Reuters
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Questor share tip: ABF shares jump 9pc
Associated British Foods �29.62+240p. Questor says HOLD. Associated British Foods. SELLING a combination of sugar, discount clothing and hot drinks doesn't appear to be a recipe for success, but it provided the right ingredients for Associated British ...
Dublin-based Primark to fill Filene's space  Boston Herald
Primark owners' shares surge over US plan  Herald Scotland
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CBI says firms buoyed by strong order books
The Northern Echo: UK manufacturers are enjoying stronger order books as optimism returns to the UK manufacturers are enjoying stronger order books as optimism returns to the industry, a report has said.
UK factory orders are picking up speed  The Journal
Optimism in Britain's factories at four-decade high  The Guardian
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Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdown
Two women take a selfie in Lerwick, a town closer to Oslo than London. Photograph: Cathal Mcnaughton/Reuters. An independent Scotland would need the support of the UK Treasury and the Bank of England to prevent savers in its banks being as ...
Bank bailout doubt if Scots vote to quit UK  Herald Scotland
S&P fears Scots banks are too like Iceland's  CITY A.M.
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Sports Direct shareholders criticised for bonus U-turn
SPORTS Direct International has criticised its large shareholders for failing to back a bonus scheme which could have handed Mike Ashley �70 million in shares.
Sports Direct goes to battle with shareholders for rejecting Mike Ashley ...  This is Money
Sports Direct criticises investors for rejecting Mike Ashley bonus  CITY A.M.
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Fracking 'would generate �33bn and 64000 new jobs for UK'
Fracking could generate a �33bn investment windfall in Britain thanks to the creation of a new industrial supply chain, a report has claimed.
Shale gas explorers could pump 33 bln stg into Britain -report  Reuters UK
Shale gas 'a unique opportunity'  Evening Standard
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Chain plans to create jobs in Yorkshire
CAKE shop chain Patisserie Valerie is set to create jobs in Yorkshire by rolling out more stores after unveiling plans to raise �33m through a stock market flotation.
Patisserie Valerie puts �33m float in oven  The Times (subscription)
Luke Johnson's chain Patisserie Valerie to float  CITY A.M.
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Onshore wind farms subsidies would be scrapped by Tories
The Conservatives have said they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election. Energy Minister Michael Fallon said any project not granted planning permission before the election would not get funds as the UK would ...
Tories: We'll end scourge of onshore wind farms  Daily Mail
Tories to axe wind turbine funds  Evening Standard
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Heathrow's cost-cutting slipstreams into terminal disappointment
It cost �2.5bn, will accommodate 20m passengers a year and has at its heart a work of art the size of a jumbo jet. Journalists were given a glimpse on Wednesday of Heathrow's Terminal 2, the latest installation in the airport's �11bn overhaul.
Miracle of flight: Heathrow sculpture expected to be most viewed in UK  The Guardian
London's Heathrow Airport unveils new-look Terminal 2  CNN
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Student loans under the spotlight
The extent to which student loans will be repaid under the English �9,000 fee system has come under the spotlight in recent weeks.
University tuition fee rise may not save taxpayers any money, says thinktank  The Guardian
Warning on future student loan cost  Crosby Herald
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