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Homeowners paid off their mortgage borrowings by a record amount last year, Bank of England figures show.
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The number of Spanish people filing for unemployment benefits rose for its eighth consecutive month in March to 4.3 million
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The UK construction industry continued to grow in March, but saw input price inflation at a 31-month high, research suggests.
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The massive 'Lizamoon' attack has ensnared relatively few victims despite hitting thousands of websites.
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BP is seeking a deal to re-start drilling in Gulf of Mexico, but US regulators deny reports that agreement reached
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Business levels in the UK financial services are almost back to normal following the financial crisis, a survey suggests.
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Mohamed Bin Hammam is confirmed as Sepp Blatter's only challenger in Fifa's presidential election on 1 June.
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Tens of thousands of people on incapacity benefit could find themselves declared fit for work, under strict new tests which begin this month.
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The Government is proposing to introduce a single state pension and abolish the means tested credit.
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The one-and-a-half million people who claim incapacity benefit will start to receive letters this week asking them to be tested on their ability to work.
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Private sector job growth may have weakened in March after a strong start to the year, a survey by recruitment firm Reed suggests.
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Augusta awaits
04 Apr 2011 7:12:18
Golf's Masters tournament gives huge boost to local businesses
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Details of a new flat-rate state pension likely to be worth £155-a-week from 2015-16 are expected to be unveiled later today.
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Blighted by MI5?
04 Apr 2011 6:39:09
TV scientist Dr Bronowski was labelled a security risk
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Vodafone sells its 44% stake in French mobile phone operator SFR to Vivendi for 7.95bn euros (£7bn).
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Thousands of people who claim incapacity benefit will get letters this week, summoning them to a new assessment to see if they are fit to work.
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The natural disasters that hit Australia will cost its economy A$9bn ($9.4bn; £5.8bn), according to the Treasury department.
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Small cracks are found in three more Southwest Airlines planes after a hole in a cabin roof on Friday forced an emergency landing, officials say.
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Over the hill?
04 Apr 2011 2:17:09
Fiona Phillips says don't write off the over-50s
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In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different flavors of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.
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Kew's art
04 Apr 2011 2:04:54
Kate Adie celebrates the botanical paintings of Marianne North
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From mud hut to orbit
04 Apr 2011 0:57:05
Humble beginnings of the first man in space
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Japan's big manufacturers expect conditions to get worse in the coming three months, after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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Asia's corruption
04 Apr 2011 0:04:27
As corruption scandals grab headlines, what is the real cost?
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A panel probing India's telecoms licencing scandal will question tycoons including Ratan Tata.
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