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Millions of people who use electricity to heat their homes may have to pay £282 more a year by 2020, it is being claimed.
The UK's largest supermarket chain, Tesco, says UK sales fell over the past three months, with food sales affected by the horsemeat scandal.
Latvia is set to become the 18th country to use the euro after being approved for membership by the European Commission.
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The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union (EU) "inappropriate and reprehensible".
The founder of Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is to step down from the board of the firm, with his son taking on the role of chairman.
The UK economy is 'firing on all cylinders' after the latest services figures show strong growth.
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The co-founder of a Flintshire-based price comparison website makes £170m after selling a 15% stake in the company.
The French government calls a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
Chrysler has refused a request by the US government to recall 2.7 million Jeeps.
Southend United pay an outstanding tax bill, meaning a High Court winding-up petition will be dismissed on 24 June.
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Croatia will become the 28th member state of the EU at the end of June, but its economy is expected to go into recession this year and unemployment is climbing.
Motorway tailgaters and middle-lane hoggers are to face quick justice with on-the-spot penalties under new measures announced by the government.
A comfortable retirement is by no means guaranteed unless people start to save more at an earlier age, pensions specialist Margaret de Valois advises.
The Co-operative Group looks to strengthen its management team, appointing a new group finance chief and a new chairman for the Co-operative Bank.
Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, says it had been hampered by weaker demand for its general merchandise products and by the discovery of horsemeat in products labelled as beef.