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AstraZeneca's Mystic lung cancer drug trial falters

AstraZeneca’s share price plunged after the drugmaker reported a major setback in trials of a new lung cancer treatment. Shares in the FTSE 100 company fell by 16% to its lowest level in almost five months after the firm announced the results from the study, known as Mystic. Testing …

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'Major victory': Govt forced to scrap tribunal fees

The Government will stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund those who have already paid them – after the Supreme Court found they were unlawful. The court ruled unanimously against the Government and found it was acting unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees – which can be up to …

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Aston Martin owner joins race for £200m Rapha

A shareholder in Aston Martin, the luxury car marque, is turning its attention to another mode of transport by tabling a £200m takeover bid for Rapha, the premium cycling gear manufacturer. Sky News understands that Investindustrial, a private equity firm based in Italy, is on the final shortlist of …

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2,529 products are smaller but cost the same

More than 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years, but are being sold for the same price, official new figures show. It is not just chocolate bars that are affected by the so-called “shrinkflation” phenomenon, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Toilet rolls, …

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