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Unemployment and inflation were two of the topics at Jackson Hole, at the annual get-together hosted by Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Federal Reserve, but what does it mean for Asia?
Rice produced in in the Fukushima area of Japan, which suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011, has gone on sale in Japanese supermarkets in Singapore.
One in five families will be unable to afford a day trip to the seaside this August Bank Holiday, warns children's charity Barnardo's.
The most desirable areas in which to live across England, Scotland and Wales are revealed by Royal Mail.
Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche says it will buy maker of lung disease therapies InterMune for $8.3bn.
First-time buyers save £1,300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's largest lender, the Halifax.
Finance reporter Kevin Peachey looks at the popularity of attractions that are both free and those that charge an entrance fee and considers how you can keep costs down on a day out.
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.
How to reduce those extra costs of a day trip
Lerato Mbele reports on whether South Africa will fall back into recession, ahead of the release of the country's latest GDP figures.
Administrators consider three bids for Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow, which went bust last week.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.
The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.