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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Jul 28, 2015

Scientists warn of killer robot arms race

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking among those urging a ban on autonomous weapons. Although 'robot soldiers' are still confined to the drawing board, the rapid advances in computational power and artificial intelligence have raised the prospect that the military could field one within two decades

Jul 28, 2015

News business has the wind in its sails

Potential sale of The Economist highlights that quality content still has value for investors. Some investors have fled the news industry. But with the likes of Facebook and Apple interested in news content and buyers poring over old and new brands, the sector is being redefined for the digital age

Jul 28, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles endures a grim weekend

The US NHTSA slapped a record fine on the Italian-American carmaker for what the regulator called a 'pattern of poor performance' in recalling and repairing defective vehicles. Safety problems add to the packed in-tray of Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler's chief

Jul 28, 2015

Bank executive ousting is back in fashion

Seven years of post-crisis stabilisation and regulatory pressure have taken a tougher toll on European bank bosses than on their US counterparts. What are the lessons to be learned from departures of bank chief executives in Europe?

Jul 28, 2015

The oil trader who joined the bitcoin brigade

Daniel Masters is an early convert from mainstream finance. Find out more about the Global Advisors bitcoin fund he runs with his business partner. The fund buys and sells bitcoin in a bid to take advantage of its price movements

Jul 28, 2015

Bonus feature: Cyber insecurity - hacking back

Companies are seeking to use more aggressive tactics to neutralise hackers. But the law limits how far active defence can go. Cyber security specialists categorise the main active defence tactics as the three As: annoyance, attribution and attack. Find out more

Jul 28, 2015

Free to view bonus video: Does UBS still justify its premium?

The bank's stock sits comfortably at 1.5 times forward book value compared with its peers on one times. Lex's Oliver Ralph and Richard Stovin-Bradford discuss whether after its latest numbers it still justifies this premium

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