LONDON British households are their least confident since immediately after last year's Brexit vote, partly because of this month's interest rate hike and further signs of a slowdown in the housing market, a survey showed on Friday.
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BRUSSELS European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.
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CALGARY, Alberta U.S. crude hit a two-year high in thin trade on Thursday as the shutdown of a major crude pipeline from Canada and a draw on fuel inventories pointed to a tightening market, despite rising output from U.S. producers.
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