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The AA has accused fuel retailers of "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.
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Spanish conservative politician Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the IMF, is detained on fraud and money-laundering charges, Spanish media say.
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Thousands of Network Rail staff are to be balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.
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Billy Hayes fails in his attempt to be re-elected as general secretary of the Communication Workers Union as he loses to his deputy in a ballot of members.
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The CEO of a US credit card firm will take a 90 per cent pay cut so that his staff can receive a pay rise.
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Publisher Richard Desmond, who owns companies including the publishers of the Daily and Sunday Express, has donated £1m to UKIP, he says.
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Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 120% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $4bn.
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Mounting fears of a Greek debt default have seen the country's borrowing costs in the markets soar.
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US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to an improvement in trading activity at its investment banking arm.
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A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".
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Supermarket giant Morrisons is to axe 720 jobs at its head office in Bradford.
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German cars are amongst the least reliable, and Japanese cars amongst the most dependable, according to an industry survey.
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A Canadian dating website focusing on adultery has announced its intention to list publicly in London because of Europe's more "laissez-faire attitude".
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Four leading German economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the country's economy as a result of falling oil prices and the depreciation of the euro.
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House prices in most areas of the UK outside London and the North are still rising, according to a poll of property surveyors.
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South African investment firm Brait has provisionally agreed to buy an 80% stake in Virgin Active for $1bn.
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Etsy, the online crafts marketplace, prices its shares at $16, but the company warns that it may never be profitable.
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Unilever is the top gainer on the FTSE 100 in early Thursday trading, but overall the index loses ground.
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Debenhams posts a 4.3% rise in pre-tax profit, bouncing back after a Christmas slump and beating analysts' expectations.
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BBC News looks at the idea of "stranded assets", part of the debate on climate change and global energy policy.
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Shares in Asia were mixed on Thursday despite stocks in the US closing higher after gains for Intel and oil companies.
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What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?
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Toyota has announced it will end a three-year, self-imposed break from expansion, following massive recalls, to build a new, billion-dollar plant in Mexico.
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Working for Man Utd's secretive owners
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