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Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has launched a legal challenge to a decision by US regulators to classify it as a national security threat.It comes after the US Federal Communications Commission put curbs on rural mobile providers using a $8.5bn (£6.5bn) government fund to buy Huawei equipment.The firm said evidence that it…
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HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bank said it would cut fees on unarranged overdrafts HSBC is to bring in a single overdraft rate of 39.9% for UK customers from March 2020, as much as quadrupling the rate it charges some customers.However, the bank is removing a £5 daily fee for going into an…
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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from top roles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Larry Page and Sergey Brin Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the online giant's parent company. They will leave their respective roles as Alphabet's chief executive officer and president but remain on the board.Google's CEO Sundar Pichai will…
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Peloton exercise bike ad mocked as being 'sexist' and 'dystopian'

Image copyright Peloton A Christmas advert from exercise bike company Peloton has been widely mocked on social media as being "sexist", "out of touch", and even "dystopian".The ad, which has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube, sees a woman receive an exercise bike for Christmas from her husband.She then records her workouts…
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Why is the world's financial plumbing under pressure?

Image copyright Getty Images We don't always notice vital infrastructure until something goes wrong. So it was at Citibank in London in the 1960s. On the first floor, payment instructions were inserted into a canister and sent upstairs via vacuum tube. On the second floor, a team confirmed the transactions and sent their authorisations back…
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Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for trains, buses and trams

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Metrolink tram system in Greater Manchester is one scheme that could benefit The Conservatives have promised £4.2bn of new spending on local train, bus and tram services if they win the 12 December general election. The party said the cash, which would become available from 2022, would help…