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The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
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US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
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