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Royal Mint makes a mint … again

Pound Coin

The Royal Mint has reported soaring profits, boosted by commemorative coins struck and sold to mark events such as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Higher prices help Coca-Cola earnings top estimates

Empty Coca Cola Can

Coca-Cola delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, as it raised prices in North America to offset the impact of a stronger dollar, which reduced the value of sales from overseas markets.

FCC approves $48.6bn sale of DirecTV to AT&T

For Sale

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the acquisition of DirecTV by rival AT&T for $48.5bn, but with one especially large catch that the regulator’s chairman, Tom Wheeler, said “would directly benefit consumers”: the new mega-company has to build a network 10 times the size of AT&T’s current network of fiber optic cable.