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'Almost 85,000' Scots on zero-hours

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:53
As many as 85,000 people in Scotland could be employed on zero-hours contracts, according to the Scottish Trades Union Council.
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The self-storage millionaires

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:13
The men who got rich selling empty space
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Gas from coal: The future or fantasy?

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:10
Can coal become the low carbon energy of the future?
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The boss who wants staff to have fun

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:06
The boss who makes sure his staff are as happy as possible
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Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:04
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
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Wages to pass inflation 'this month'

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 23:00
Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years as the UK economy enters a "long period of low inflation", EY says.
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ECB signals further monetary stimulus

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 10:03
European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, says he is ready to provide "further stimulus" if the euro remains strong and inflation low.
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US urges nations to assist Ukraine

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 00:05
The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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Botched DIY 'doubles building bill'

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
What happens when builders have to solve botched DIY jobs
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Foreign buyers dominate London market

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 20:44
Foreign buyers dominate London's luxury home market
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Osborne hails UK growth in US speech

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 20:04
Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.
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Sanctions on Russia 'must continue'

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:36
German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble tells the BBC in a wide-ranging interview that sanctions against Russia must continue, even if it affects Europe's economy.
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Footballer helps save pasty company

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:01
Former Leeds United footballer, Danny Mills, is among investors who stepped in to save 35 West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets
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London Market Report

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:59
The UK's largest listed technology firm, ARM Holdings, is the FTSE 100's biggest faller as a global tech stocks sell-off continues.
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JPMorgan posts sharp fall in profits

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:13
US banking giant JPMorgan has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it has blamed on its mortgage business.
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Ukraine-Russia gas row: Red bills and red rags

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:23
Red bills and red rags in Russia's dispute with Ukraine.
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BMW recalls 156,000 motors in US

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:13
German luxury carmaker BMW will recall 156,000 vehicles in the US to check for defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.
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UK construction output shrinks 2.8%

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:25
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.
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Court accepts $1.8bn SAC plea

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:06
A US court accepts a $1.8bn (£1.07bn) settlement for insider trading by US hedge fund group SAC Capital Advisors.
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Bank account switches top 600,000

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:03
More than 600,000 people change their current accounts in the first six months of a scheme designed to make switching banks easier.
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