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Barclays profits hit by £2bn of costs

Litigation costs and settlements have made a big dent in Barclays’ profits for the first half of the year. Pre-tax profits fell from £2.3bn to £1.6bn after the bank paid out about £2bn, including a £1.4bn settlement with the US Justice Department. But without the charges, pre-tax profits jumped by …

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Plans for U2 visitor centre branded ‘oppressive and unattractive’

U2’s planned visitor centre has been branded “oppressive and unattractive” with concerns it will have “a devastating impact” on Dublin’s Docklands. That is the damning verdict on the planned centre by consultants for property investment firm Carysfort Capital, which is leading the charge against the centre for Hanover Quay getting …

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Dixons Carphone says data breach affected 10 million

Dixons Carphone has said a huge data breach that took place last year involved 10 million customers, up from its original estimate of 1.2 million. The Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World owner has been investigating the hack since it was discovered in June. It said personal information, names, addresses and …

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