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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

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Business Uber has settled with the FTC after advertisements on Craigslist claimed drivers would earn as much as $25 per hour working for the service

Uber to pay out $20m after misleading drivers in the US

Uber has settled with the FTC after advertisements on Craigslist claimed drivers would earn as much as $25 per hour working for the service

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Business Netflix gained seven million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016, riding on a wave of the 'big adoption' of internet TV

Netflix subscriptions soar as viewers move to internet TV

Netflix gained seven million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016, riding on a wave of the ‘big adoption’ of internet TV

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Business British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4bn takeover deal with Reynolds American, making it the world’s largest listed tobacco company

BAT takeover of Reynolds American set to create market-leading behemoth

British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4bn takeover deal with Reynolds American, making it the world’s largest listed tobacco company

Business Alibaba has amalgamated online and offline retail operations in China, settling a multi-billion-dollar privatisation deal with Intime Retail

Alibaba’s deal for Intime opens door to retail integration in China

Alibaba has amalgamated online and offline retail operations in China, settling a multi-billion-dollar privatisation deal with Intime Retail

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Business Senior Samsung executives are to be questioned by South Korean special prosecutors over an ongoing political corruption investigation

Top Samsung executives questioned in government corruption probe

Senior Samsung executives are to be questioned by South Korean special prosecutors over an ongoing political corruption investigation

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Business Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Apple to invest $1bn in SoftBank’s tech fund

Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Business Vehicle sales in the US are on a successful streak, with year-on-year increases now maintained for seven years

US vehicle sales defy expectations with highest year on record

Vehicle sales in the US are on a successful streak, with year-on-year increases now maintained for seven years

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Business In an apparent win for President-elect Donald Trump, Ford has cancelled plans for a $1.6bn plant in Mexico

Ford scraps Mexican production plans and moves production to US

In an apparent win for President-elect Donald Trump, Ford has cancelled plans for a $1.6bn plant in Mexico

Business The head of Twitter’s Greater China operations has announced her departure from the social media firm

Twitter China’s top executive quits after eight months in charge

The head of Twitter’s Greater China operations has announced her departure from the social media firm

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Business Gadgets and the services that support them are often the first things to go when a company closes. For users, there's not much to be done

Pebble sinks amid market consolidation

Gadgets and the services that support them are often the first things to go when a company closes. For users, there’s not much to be done

Business 21st Century Fox has taken on Sky TV in a billion dollar merger, helping to consolidate the US media company's European presence

21st Century Fox reaches for the Sky

21st Century Fox has taken on Sky TV in a billion dollar merger, helping to consolidate the US media company’s European presence

Business Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

Amazon Go’s ‘just walk out’ principle redefines the physical shopping experience

Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

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