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UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.1% in July, after falling the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says.
Visual effects company Double Negative says it is struggling to find skilled British employees to recruit.
The troubled Co-operative Bank says it will not make a profit for another two years as it reports another loss.
In her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua caused controversy by advocating a very strict parenting style guided by Asian values., but she is now turning her attention to young adults.