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Toshiba settles legal disputes with Western Digital

Toshiba has settled a legal dispute with partner Western Digital that could have prevented the $18bn (£13.3bn) sale of its prized memory chip unit. Both firms agreed to withdraw all claims against each other which ensures “all parties are aligned” on the sale to a consortium led by Bain Capital. …

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Testing values

International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year. The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers’ ability in reading, maths and science, for the first time are also going to test “global competence”. It’s a significant departure to move from maths puzzles and literacy tests …

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Fashion contender

Media playback is unsupported on your device With a look of concentration on her face, a worker guides the sheet of denim through the sewing machine, and a pair of jeans starts to take shape. As the needle goes up and down in a blur of movement and rattling noise, …

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The small jeans firm with a big ambition

With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales. The company was set up five years ago to make luxury jeans, and return denim-making to a small town that previously made the trousers for …

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car he saw on an internet auction …

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Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Some Dublin-based Ryanair pilots are to strike before Christmas in a dispute about union recognition and better conditions. The 79 pilots, who are directly employed by Ryanair, will walk out for one day on 20 December. It involves mostly captains who are members of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association …

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How inflation is hitting Britain's bakers

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business.

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Facebook in major tax overhaul

Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online advertising giant is to make the change in every country outside the US where it has an office. In 2016, Facebook said it …

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Forties pipeline 'will be shut down for weeks rather than days'

One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is still expected to be shut down for “weeks rather than days”, as first images of the repair site were released. The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing at Grangemouth. The crack was discovered last week at …

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Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

Multiyork has made more than 100 staff redundant and left nearly 500 jobs hanging in the balance, as its administrator scrambles to find a buyer for the furniture maker. The Norfolk-based firm has told 112 staff they have lost their jobs, and will be paid until Tuesday. Multiyork collapsed in …