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Ex-cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith compares George Osborne to "Pinocchio" over his claim that a vote to leave the EU would cause an economic shock to UK house prices.
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Labour will seek to distribute the rewards of growth more fairly, leader Jeremy Corbyn says, as he sets out his party's plans for the economy.
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Research suggests many people do not understand how credit scores work - BBC News busts some common myths.
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Social media sites must do more to tackle online ticket fraud after being used for nearly half of all such scams last year, councils say.
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What's thought to be the first dog to accept payments from contactless cards is starting work - taking donations for the pet charity, Blue Cross.
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A UK vote to leave the European Union would cause an "immediate economic shock" that could slow house price growth, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Can Egypt's tourism recover from latest blow?
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Most households have never checked their own credit report, research by consumer group Which? suggests.
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Bank of America announces plans to create about 1,000 new roles in Chester by 2020, doubling the size of its operation there.
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The number of trips by UK residents abroad increased by 9.4% last year, the largest rise since 1998, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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How the Ivory Coast has become the world's top exporter of cashew nuts.
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The entrepreneur in South Africa producing custom-made bicycles.
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Zimbabwe has just introduced "bond notes" to help solve a serious cash shortage and kick-start its economy.
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The huge success of artists like One Direction and Adele means that British artists accounted for one in every six albums sold worldwide last year.
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Whirlpool, the firm behind the faulty tumble dryers involved in a series of fires, is accused of "multiple failings" by the consumer group Which?
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Brazil's interim President, Michel Temer, names former energy minister Pedro Parente as the new boss of scandal-hit state-run oil firm Petrobras.
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The FTSE 100 opens up more than 1%, recovering some of the ground lost on Thursday.
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Eurostar reports a fall in passengers using the high-speed rail service, saying travellers remain cautious in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks.
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Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral may have to shed hundreds of stores if their proposed merger is to go ahead, the Competition and Markets Authority says.
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US car-hailing company Uber joins the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.
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Japanese shares are lower on Friday, following weak trading days on Wall Street and in Europe.
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US retail company Gap says it's closing all of its Old Navy stores in Japan to save costs in response to dismal earnings.
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Technology writer Prasanto K Roy analyses Apple's plans to expand its presence in India.
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Councillors in North Yorkshire will today consider whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban on the technique was lifted in 2012.
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How the 'gig economy' is turning us into freelancers
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