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Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
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Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.
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Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests organised by the TUC over the issue of pay following a week of action organised by unions.
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Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.
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How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
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Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
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US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
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The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.
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Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
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Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.
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Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to clean up India's notoriously dirty streets and public buildings, but will it last?
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Once made for Indian and British royalty, Nalli Silks - a family-run business - is cautiously expanding throughout India and abroad.
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Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.
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The BBC's Tamasin Ford talks to entrepreneur Philippe Yoda, whose innovations in plastic recycling have taken him all over the world.
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US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
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US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets
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Where did it all go wrong for Europe's biggest economy?
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Virgin Money delays its planned October stock market flotation until investor sentiment improves.
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Russians put a brave face on the ban on Western food, but some businesses are suffering, Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.
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Why all modern coins are descended from this one
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European stock markets rally
17 Oct 2014 9:41:09
European stock markets stage a recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
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Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.
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The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
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Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
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London's leading shares open higher on Friday, signalling a possible respite after the week's global stock market losses.
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