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French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
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Why are three million households struggling to make ends meet?
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Growth in the UK services sector eases to a three-month low in September amid suggestions that the recovery may be "losing its legs".
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Virgin Atlantic will stop operating Little Red, its UK flight network service in September 2015 - two and a half years after its inaugural flights.
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Royal Mail is moving to defend its share of the Christmas parcels business by cutting some charges.
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An electronic cigarette company wins the latest stage of its battle against the regulation of tobacco products in the European Union.
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Dairy farmers hit by a series of price cuts are taking direct action by protesting
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Overall levels of absenteeism are at their lowest level for five years, according to a survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
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The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
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New UK car sales had their strongest September in ten years, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show.
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Shares in Euro Disney tumble after the company announces a 1bn-euro (£790m) refinancing in the face of falling visitor numbers and spending.
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Employers say the number of days taken as sick leave fell from an average of 7.6 days to 6.6 days this year.
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German factory orders fall in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, according to economy ministry data.
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London's leading shares edged higher in early Monday trading, with banks among the top gainers.
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Business Secretary Vince Cable is to unveil coalition plans to give low-paid apprentices a £1-an-hour pay rise, and prepares to attack Tory benefit cuts.
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The UK's financial service sector is growing at its fastest rate since 2007, says the CBI business lobby group.
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The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
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The World Bank cuts China's growth forecast for the next three years as the world's second largest economy tackles structural reforms.
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Hewlett-Packard is to split into two companies, separating its computer and printer business from its corporate hardware and services operations.
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New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.
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Yahoo is reportedly close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at $10bn.
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Hundreds of people remain camped on the streets of Hong Kong, but civil servants are able to return to work as protester numbers dwindle.
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Japanese shares rebound on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data but Hong Kong shares fall amid continuing protests.
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A designer's personal mission to combat work stress
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