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Eurozone business activity has reached a seven-month high, prompting companies to take on more staff, a closely watched survey indicates.
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Millions of pounds of private parking penalty charges could have been imposed illegally, the RAC Foundation motoring charity says.
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UK retail sales fell 0.3% in January from the previous month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
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Exactly who are David and Frederick Barclay?
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London's leading shares dip as efforts continue in Brussels to resolve the crisis over Greece's bail-out, but Standard Life sees gains after reporting a big rise in profits.
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Rangers' extraordinary general meeting will take place on 6 March, as the board ask Dave King for clarity over his plans.
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The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
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In Singapore, millions of new banknotes are printed each Lunar New Year for use in 'red packets'. But what happens to the old notes?
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BP loses its bid to reduce the maximum civil fine of $13.7bn (£8.9bn) it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Eurozone finance ministers are set for a crunch meeting in Brussels to consider a proposal by Greece to extend its European loan programme.
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The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, is set to raise wages for more than 500,000 hourly employees at its US stores.
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Japanese stocks rallied further despite concerns Greece may be forced to leave the eurozone should it fail to negotiate a new bailout deal.
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A major survey finds that marine animals have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance.
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The rise of niche manufacturers in the US economy
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How firms combat insider fraud and theft
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Why working five-to-nine is key for many in Nigeria
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Energy stocks continue to drop as oil prices fall further, pulling markets lower, while technology stocks rally
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A farmer's son sacrificed his sheep to film a leopard
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The National Trust urges caution over a report suggesting cannibalistic seals may be to blame for a spate of seal pup deaths in Norfolk.
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Why South African move to restrict land ownership is symbolic
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The first-ever minutes from the European Central Bank reveal its chief economist warned of the hazards of delaying the introduction of quantitative easing.
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A new 10,000-capacity stadium for Castleford Tigers gets the go-ahead from Wakefield Council.
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"We will start inhabiting outer space," says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. "It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen." In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.
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Sales at Asda fall in the 12 weeks to January as supermarket price wars hit the company's performance.
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