The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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More than £1 billion of new pensioner bonds have been sold in two days, making them the "fastest-selling retail financial product in British history", according to Chancellor George Osborne.
Companies profiting from falling oil prices should pass on the benefits by increasing workers' wages, Prime Minister David Cameron suggests.
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