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The chancellor claims "Britain's economic plan is working" as he opens his Autumn Statement, but he tells MPs that the job is not yet done.
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The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
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Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close a further 62 stores with the loss of 427 jobs, administrators say.
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More people are in work than in 2007, but incomes have fallen in real terms over that time as costs have generally risen faster than wages.
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Shares in Qantas slumped to an 18 month low on Thursday morning after the Australian airline warned of big losses and announced 1,000 job cuts.
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Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
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Dr Ros Altmann, a pension expert who has advised the government, and Shiv Malik, the author of Jilted Generation, discuss the state pension age.
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The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
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Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
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Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
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The date when eligibility for a state pension rises to the age of 68 is being brought forward to the mid 2030s, George Osborne will confirm in the Autumn Statement.
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US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
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In pictures: Ford Mustang
05 Dec 2013 7:09:12
Can US sports cars go global?
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China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
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Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke appeals to dissenting Brazilians to get behind next summer's World Cup.
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Inflation in the Philippines rises to a nine-month high in November driven by the impact of deadly Typhoon Haiyan.
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Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
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A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
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Some of the world's best known banks are fined after being found to have colluded to rig two global interest rate benchmarks.
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Qantas issues profit warning
05 Dec 2013 1:48:39
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
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As the British economy enjoys some welcome growth, the picture across the English Channel is rather different.
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After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
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The government plans to bring forward the date when the state pension age is raised from 65 to 68, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
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Should we fear the rise of Chinese telecoms group Huawei?
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