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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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Energy The ‘golden decade’ of Sino-British relations may end early as the UK Government puts the brakes on its Chinese-funded nuclear project

British Government rethinks Chinese nuclear power deal

The ‘golden decade’ of Sino-British relations may end early as the UK Government puts the brakes on its Chinese-funded nuclear project

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Energy The amount of energy produced from renewable sources has risen faster than expected, with strong figures across the globe

Global renewable energy share rises

The amount of energy produced from renewable sources has risen faster than expected, with strong figures across the globe

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Energy The much-anticipated merger between Tesla and SolarCity could prove a revelation, bringing together the solar energy and electric car markets

Tesla and SolarCity agree $2.6bn deal

The much-anticipated merger between Tesla and SolarCity could prove a revelation, bringing together the solar energy and electric car markets

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Energy Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

BP profits down as low oil prices continue to sting

Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

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Energy ExxonMobil's bid for control of InterOil has made it an intriguing three-horse race, with Total and Oil Search the other two players

ExxonMobil enters bidding war for InterOil

ExxonMobil’s bid for control of InterOil has made it an intriguing three-horse race, with Total and Oil Search the other two players

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Energy As the surge in sustainable energy continues, solar power is spearheading the market – making room for new, innovative platforms

Three solar energy innovations that could change the world

As the surge in sustainable energy continues, solar power is spearheading the market – making room for new, innovative platforms

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Energy India's new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

India signs $1bn solar energy deal with World Bank

India’s new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

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Energy Propane has been in increasingly abundant supply in the US, leading to a boom in its export

US propane exports tipped for record year

Propane has been in increasingly abundant supply in the US, leading to a boom in its export

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Energy Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

Modular devices will revolutionise the electronics industry

Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

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Energy Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

African oil firms desperately seek new buyers

Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

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Energy Energy storage is fast finding favour among savvy investors, and looks like it could revolutionise the energy landscape

Energy storage could be the bridge that eases the transition to renewables

Energy storage is fast finding favour among savvy investors, and looks like it could revolutionise the energy landscape

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Energy An internal price on carbon could bring an end to 20 years of ‘dithering’ on climate change and – according to some – change the world

Carbon pricing might be just in time to save the world

An internal price on carbon could bring an end to 20 years of ‘dithering’ on climate change and – according to some – change the world

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