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What's Driving the Plunge in Oil Prices

Back in 2013, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude oil price benchmark was around $110. It’s plunged pretty steadily since the middle of last …

After 40 Years, New Results From The Moon's Surface

Chinese lunar rover digs into the history of the moon's volcanoes<p>Back in 2013, Chinese lunar lander Chang'e 3 visited the moon, carrying with it a rover named Yutu, or 'Jade Rabbit'. Now, two years later, the first scientific results from Yutu have been published.<p>In a paper published in <i>Nature</i> …

Report: Google to team up with Ford to build self-driving cars

Google may not manufacture its own cars after all, but rather team up with Ford to build its self-driving vehicles.<p>The two companies will announce …

Autonomous Cars

George Osborne's deficit target in doubt as borrowing climbs in November

Chancellor banks on big surplus in January from tax receipts as economists say full-year borrowing target 'difficult to achieve'<p>The Chancellor is banking on a massive tax receipts windfall in the New Year to meet his deficit target after official figures showed UK Government borrowing rose in …

Consumer confidence in the UK economy rises further, although the spending growth rate reaches a record low

The Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report showed renewed optimism in the UK economy during November.

Britain's businesses are stockpiling cash in case of a Brexit

Hampshire Trust Bank's CEO said in a statement sent to Business Insider that SMEs are using the time between now and the referendum to boost cash reserves, because the polls are too close to call at the moment.<p>"Research we carried out earlier this year revealed that UK SMEs are building up their …

If UK mortgages are in a bubble, here are the 2 banks that will suffer the most

The Bank of England warned this week that the growth of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages in the UK is one of the factors it worries "may have implications for financial stability."<p>The BoE isn't saying you should panic right now. Just, you know, maybe sometime in the near future!<p>Here is the bank's chart, …

Prime minister says airstrikes are complex as defence secretary Michael Fallon says four British Tornados dealt a real blow to Isis with hits on oilfields<p>Britain’s military action in Syria is complex and difficult and is going to take time, David Cameron has said.<p>Four British Tornados hit seven …

Middle East