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VIDEO: Motorists capture Vauxhall Zafira fires

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 14:44
Car manufacturer Vauxhall has recalled its Zafira model for a second time over a fire risk.
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Asda sales slump again amid price war

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 14:22
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.
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Cigarette pack changes upheld by court

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 13:19
Plain packaging rules for tobacco will be introduced on Friday after a legal challenge against the new law was dismissed by the High Court.
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Over-60s take to contactless cards

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 12:40
Britons over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group of people taking to contactless card payments, according to Barclaycard.
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Number 10 downplays EU migrant figures

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 12:30
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'.
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Brexit may hit business says Bloomberg

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 11:40
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says that a Brexit vote on 23 June could hit UK-EU trade and financial sector businesses.
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VIDEO: Can revamped banking app help blind people?

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 11:30
Can a new banking app help people with visual impairments overcome the problems they encounter when using their smartphones?
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UK retail sales rebound in April

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 10:48
UK retail sales volumes rose strongly in April despite lower spring clothing sales due to the cold weather, official figures show.
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EU exit 'to see house values fall'

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 08:53
A British exit from the European Union could wipe thousands of pounds off individual house prices over the next three years, estate agents claim.
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Mothercare returns to profit

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 07:27
Baby goods retailer Mothercare reports its first statutory profit for five years, helped by improved online sales and lower costs.
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Royal Mail warns of 'challenging' market

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 07:26
Royal Mail reports a fall annual profits and warns that market conditions remain "challenging" despite rising parcel volumes.
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Asian markets fall after Fed minutes

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 03:18
Asian share markets are falling after minutes from the US central bank suggest it could raise interest rates in June.
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VIDEO: Investing in transport technology

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 00:41
Investment funds hunting for the best technology trends in the transport industry, and that ranges across everything from new apps to greener, cleaner cars.
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Thailand suspends Uber motorcycle taxis

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 00:37
Thailand suspends motorcycle taxi-hailing services run by Uber and its regional rival Grab after claims the are clashing with registered transport companies.
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A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 00:24
How everyday women can fight for equal pay like Robin Wright
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US interest rates could rise in June

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 23:10
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 are US airport security queues so long?

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 23:09
Why are US airport security queues so long?
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Do the best bosses put off decisions?

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 23:04
Why a good boss doesn't rush to make a difficult decision
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The bank account that gives you a shock

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 23:01
One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.
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VIDEO: Could electric shocks curb spending?

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 23:01
One British firm seeks to put a buzz into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.
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