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The government appears to be gaining more control over the public purse with borrowing now forecast to come in 8bn lower, from original forecast of $148bn to $140bn.
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An injection of quality £5 notes dispensed through cash machines has been confirmed by the Bank of England.
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Energy regulator Ofgem says suppliers will have to offer simpler tariffs to help consumers compare prices.
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The real tragedy
21 Mar 2011 9:55:37
Japan's tsunami far outweighs the nuclear worst-case scenario
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Insurer Swiss Re estimates that it faces claims from the Japan earthquake and tsunami of about $1.2bn.
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Pads @ work
21 Mar 2011 9:39:43
Staff push tablet computers into the workplace
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The energy regulator Ofgem has said power supply companies have been failing consumers.
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The BBC's economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains just why the "squeezed middle" is being squeezed.
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The world's rarest albatross is confirmed as a separate species by scientists in Canada.
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Google blames the Chinese government for problems accessing its e-mail service in the country.
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Japanese officials say they are making gradual progress towards regaining control of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, although there are concerns of a partial meltdown.
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Pensioners and the poorest households are amongst those that have been the worst hit by the recession, a study finds.
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US mobile phone company AT&T says it will buy rival T-Mobile making it the largest mobile phone company in the US.
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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is looking to increase his investments in Asia to tap further into the region's growth.
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Japan may need five years to rebuild from the disaster that has caused up to $235bn of damage, the World Bank says.
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Oil prices jump after air strikes against Libya raise fears over possible disruptions to crude oil supplies.
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The largest collection of Roman coins found in Britain in one pot will stay in its home county.
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Online learning
21 Mar 2011 3:04:59
Going to Harvard from your own bedroom­
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The art of philanthropy
21 Mar 2011 2:56:23
Can rich donors rescue the arts from the funding crisis?
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The government appears to be gaining control of the public finances and could benefit from a £8bn windfall this year, a report suggests.
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The oldest profession
21 Mar 2011 0:50:06
Tax authorities venture into Amsterdam's red light district
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'War-winning' weapons
21 Mar 2011 0:36:10
US drones taking al-Qaeda off battlefield says ex-CIA head
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A new way of delivering drugs to the brain has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.
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Tablets like the iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab may have started as consumer devices, but business has been quick to see the possibilities.
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Scientists have shown how a single protein may trigger autistic spectrum disorders by stopping effective communication between brain cells.
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