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As many as 85,000 people in Scotland could be employed on zero-hours contracts, according to the Scottish Trades Union Council.
Can coal become the low carbon energy of the future?
The boss who makes sure his staff are as happy as possible
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
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.
European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, says he is ready to provide "further stimulus" if the euro remains strong and inflation low.
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.
What happens when builders have to solve botched DIY jobs
Foreign buyers dominate London's luxury home market
Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.
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.
Former Leeds United footballer, Danny Mills, is among investors who stepped in to save 35 West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets
The UK's largest listed technology firm, ARM Holdings, is the FTSE 100's biggest faller as a global tech stocks sell-off continues.
US banking giant JPMorgan has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it has blamed on its mortgage business.
Red bills and red rags in Russia's dispute with Ukraine.
German luxury carmaker BMW will recall 156,000 vehicles in the US to check for defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.
A US court accepts a $1.8bn (£1.07bn) settlement for insider trading by US hedge fund group SAC Capital Advisors.
More than 600,000 people change their current accounts in the first six months of a scheme designed to make switching banks easier.