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Five things to watch on Bank of England's 'Super Thursday'

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LONDON - The Bank of England will for the first time release a slew of key reports alongside its monthly monetary policy decision on Thursday, meaning investors and the public will have to contend with a flood of information usually released separately.

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New Bank of England policymaker says to cut all hedge fund ties

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LONDON - New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest.

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Greek stock market to reopen Monday after five-week shutdown

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ATHENS - Greece's stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls, but local investors will face restrictions aimed at stemming capital flight, a bourse spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

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FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.

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U.S. employment data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields

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NEW YORK - The dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of American labor costs dulled prospects for higher U.S. interest rates.

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With Star Wars relaunch, the Force is with Electronic Arts

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- Electronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side".

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Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler - U.S. regulator

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WASHINGTON - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday.

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Barclays cuts 150 investment bank jobs under cost-cutting plan

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LONDON - Barclays Plc is cutting about 150 staff from its investment bank as part of the British bank's attempt to cut costs and improve profitability in the business, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round - WSJ

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- Online taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc has closed a new round of funding that values the company at close to $51 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Ireland jails first bankers since financial crisis

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DUBLIN - An Irish court on Friday sentenced three former employees of Anglo Irish Bank to between 18 and 36 months in prison, the first bankers to be jailed since the country's financial crash.

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