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Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:33
How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.
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Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:30
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
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Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:19
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system
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The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:11
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
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Saving America’s honeybees

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:06
The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees
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VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:01
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
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VIDEO: From slow summer to massive start-up

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 22:59
How three students took advantage of a strike by lecturers to create a massive online job site in Nigeria.
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Obama renews minimum wage push

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 21:28
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
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Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 21:13
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
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London Market Report

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:38
Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:13
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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Consumer borrowing jumps in July

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:16
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.
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VIDEO: Lewis takes over as boss of Tesco

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:48
Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.
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Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:25
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
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VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:56
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
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Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:45
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
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UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:19
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
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Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:06
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 07:17
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
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China factory growth misses forecast

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 02:13
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
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