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Stamp duty should be scrapped on all homes worth less than £500,000, while fewer people should pay higher-rate income tax, a group of Conservative MPs says.
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Chris Giles, economics editor of the Financial Times, and Sir Andrew Dilnot, broadcaster and chair of the UK Statistics Authority, discuss the wealth of the generation now in their 20s.
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Bitcoin's general counsel Patrick Murck says regulation would be an opportunity missed, ahead of a US meeting to discuss the potential risks and benefits of virtual currencies.
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Etihad Airways' president James Hogan describes his carrier's deal with Darwin Airline as a "win-win scenario".
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Earnings campaigner Luke Hildyard says figures suggesting FTSE 100 directors' pay has increased by 14% show that, "The super rich are taking a bigger and bigger share of the UK's total wealth".
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Tom Papworth and Simon Pegge discuss the increasing number of so-called "zombie companies".
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More than 150,000 people have signed up to smaller energy firms since the beginning of October, the BBC has learned.
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Capita's shares fall 2% after the chief executive says he is quitting the outsourcing firm after 14 years at the helm.
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Majestic Wine reports a drop in sales but says it is "very well prepared" for the Christmas season, in first-half results.
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Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant begin removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
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Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management has bought rival Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) from Lloyds Banking Group in a £660m deal.
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Nasa's Maven mission launches on Monday, aimed at studying how and why Mars lost its atmosphere, once thought to be similar to Earth's.
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Directors pay at the UK's top businesses rises 14% in a year thanks to a huge jump in share-based incentives says a pay research company.
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Former Robert Wiseman Dairies managing director Billy Keane is to join the board of rival firm Graham's The Family Dairy.
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High levels of benefits for the unemployed do not lead to a lack of motivation to find work, a Europe-wide study has found.
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Thailand lowers full-year growth forecast to 3% after weaker-than-expected third quarter growth due to falling exports and a pullback in government stimulus.
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Trading in Air New Zealand's shares is halted after the country's government says it will sell a 20% stake in the airline.
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Young deer should also be killed when their mothers are shot, according to scientists.
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Environmental groups sharply criticise the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.
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Is Poland's aim of making coal clean just an impossible dream?
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The foreigners trying to make it in India's film industry
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The chess master who runs a multi-million dollar company
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Ed Miliband claims parents in England are facing a "childcare crunch" as he seeks to keep pressure on the government over the cost of living.
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New figures suggest that householders are feeling less optimistic about their finances than at any time since April.
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The Olympic Stadium is not being used to the full, according to a group of Lords who also questioned the legacy of London 2012.
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