Royal Bank of Scotland's finances are "like groundhog day," outgoing chairman Sir Philip Hampton said, as the bank reported a surprise profit of �293m in the second quarter of the year.
The US economy appeared in stronger shape on the second quarter, as economists revised away much of the downturn suffered at the beginning of the year.
Tesco is phasing out the phrase “unexpected item in bagging area” from the soundtrack of its automated checkouts after customers reported being driven to fury by the nagging voice.
Ben van Beurden, the Shell chief executive, delivers the company's second quarter results in London. Photograph: Daniel Lynch/Newscast/PA.
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