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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
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Insurance market Lloyd's of London reports profits of £3.2bn for 2014, unchanged on the previous year, despite "challenging market conditions".
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The City regulator says it wants retired people to be able to shop around for a retirement income, but there is criticism of the speed of reform.
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UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.
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A jump in oil prices following news of airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen hits the FTSE 100.
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Easyjet raises its profit forecast because of the weakening euro and lower oil price.
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A new £250m taxi plant is to be built outside Coventry, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
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Oil prices rise by almost 6% after Saudi Arabia and its allies launch airstrikes on rebel targets in Yemen.
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Australia's largest department store group, Myer Holdings, is being sued by a shareholder after the firm posted a fall in profit.
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Some of the weird and wonderful entries vying for Design of the Year
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Asian shares fell as investors retreat following US economic data and a sharp selloff in technology shares on Wall Street.
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Indonesians are concerned about a recent spike in rice prices which the government is blaming on mark-ups by market traders.
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Preston tops a league table of the UK's "unhealthiest High Streets" according to the Royal Society for Public Health.
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Heinz - best known for its tomato ketchup and baked beans - has agreed to merge with Kraft to create a global food giant.
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Kosovo's entrepreneurs hope for a brighter economic future
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What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health
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Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.
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The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.
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Why are people so mean online?
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Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?
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The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.
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Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.
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David Cameron's VAT pledge and Labour's response
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A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
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The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
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The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
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