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Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.


Ford warns on China car demand
Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.


UK economic growth picks up to 0.7%
UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.


Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in sales
Volkswagen became the world's biggest-selling vehicle maker in the first half of the year, overtaking Toyota for the first time.



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