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Car manufacturer Vauxhall has recalled its Zafira model for a second time over a fire risk.
Supermarket Asda reports a 5.7% fall in like-for-like sales during the first quarter of the year, while parent company Walmart's profits fall again.
Plain packaging rules for tobacco will be introduced on Friday after a legal challenge against the new law was dismissed by the High Court.
Britons over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group of people taking to contactless card payments, according to Barclaycard.
Downing Street says an increase in EU workers in Britain is evidence of a growing economy, while the Vote Leave says it shows 'uncontrolled migration'.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says that a Brexit vote on 23 June could hit UK-EU trade and financial sector businesses.
Can a new banking app help people with visual impairments overcome the problems they encounter when using their smartphones?
UK retail sales volumes rose strongly in April despite lower spring clothing sales due to the cold weather, official figures show.
A British exit from the European Union could wipe thousands of pounds off individual house prices over the next three years, estate agents claim.
Baby goods retailer Mothercare reports its first statutory profit for five years, helped by improved online sales and lower costs.
Royal Mail reports a fall annual profits and warns that market conditions remain "challenging" despite rising parcel volumes.
Asian share markets are falling after minutes from the US central bank suggest it could raise interest rates in June.
Investment funds hunting for the best technology trends in the transport industry, and that ranges across everything from new apps to greener, cleaner cars.
Thailand suspends motorcycle taxi-hailing services run by Uber and its regional rival Grab after claims the are clashing with registered transport companies.
How everyday women can fight for equal pay like Robin Wright
The US Federal Reserve is likely to increase interest rates next month if the economic data support such a move, the central bank's latest minutes show.
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Why a good boss doesn't rush to make a difficult decision
One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.
One British firm seeks to put a buzz into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.