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War in Syria: The battle for Aleppo

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Hollande plays last cards before 2017 presidential race

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The stolen youth of refugee minors

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Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-03-06

French unemployment rate falls for first time since 2011

France’s unemployment rate fell slightly in the last three months of 2013, according to new figures from the country’s national statistics office. It’s the first time that the quarterly jobless rate has come down since 2011. This as unions and employers reach a deal on President Hollande’s plan to create jobs. Also today: the company that’s giving New Yorkers some personal space – for $25 an hour.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2016-02-10 iPhone

Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

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2016-02-09 Asian markets

Japanese shares slump as global market sell-off continues

Shares in Japan and Australia saw sharp falls on Monday as the global market sell-off continues. Banks are at the centre of the latest slump, with fears over the security of...

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2016-02-05 American football

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2016-02-04 trade

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2016-02-03 Yahoo

Yahoo to cut 15% of its workforce

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