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Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Goldman Sachs new boss has apologised to Malaysia for the role an ex-partner played in the corruption scandal at one of the country's wealth funds.However, chief executive David Solomon also distanced the bank from the scheme, which saw billions embezzled from the state development fund, 1MDB.He said Goldman, which had helped…
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Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domino's is accused of failing to make its app fully compatible with Apple's accessibility software Domino's Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US.It follows a complaint from a blind customer who said…
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Inflation falls to lowest level in nearly two years

Image copyright PA The UK inflation rate fell to 2.1% in December, from 2.3% the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure was the lowest in nearly two years, pushed down by petrol price falls.The inflation reading was in line with analysts' expectations.The figure is close to…
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The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (£1,555).Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article…
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Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Apple executive Tony Fadell says the Swiss watch industry must adapt to a digital world. There are people at Geneva's annual watch show who would probably prefer to have an arm lopped off than wrap a smartwatch on their wrist.The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is where…
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'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

Adele Shelmerdine has struggled since moving to universal credit last year.The 49-year-old Wirral resident had debts, and says the switch to the new benefits system left her suicidal.Now a debt charity has called on the government to take account of affordability when assessing claims.The Department for Work and Pensions said: "We understand the burden that…