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Welfare minister Lord Freud apologises for "foolish and offensive" remarks about how much workers with disabilities should be paid amid calls for him to resign.
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Bank of America reports a big drop in profits due to a multi-billion dollar settlement with US authorities.
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UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, official figures show.
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Some 1.2 million current accounts were switched to a new bank by customers in the first year of a new government-backed scheme.
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Indian budget airline IndiGo signs an agreement to buy 250 A320neo aircraft from Airbus in what is thought to be the largest number of jets sold by the European firm in a single order.
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US chipmaker Qualcomm agrees a cash deal to buy UK counterpart CSR for $2.5bn.
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Tata Steel says it is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs 6,500 in the UK and Europe.
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Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?
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UK bank Aldermore scraps its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, citing the "recent deterioration of global equity markets".
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Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered an additional perk: they can have their eggs frozen.
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UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, official figures show.
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The FTSE 100 falls, with shares in Shire plunging 26% after US firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its takeover offer for the UK pharmaceuticals company.
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More £100,000 has been returned to victims of postal scams thanks to a special initiative between National Trading Standards and the Royal Mail.
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US warehouse retailer Costco is opening an online store in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba's Tmall website.
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Japanese carmaker Toyota issues a recall of 1.75 million cars worldwide over faulty brake installations.
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US drug firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its estimated £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Inflation in China fell to a near five-year low in September, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.
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The number of people who live in poverty across the Asia-Pacific region is being vastly underestimated according to the Asian Development Bank.
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Asian shares were higher following US gains despite inflation data from China showing the economy is slowing.
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Iconic American shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies for copying the design of its trademark shoe.
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A bank employee asks his CEO for a raise - and copies 200,000 co-workers in on the email.
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The Republic of Ireland's Irish finance minister announces he is abolishing the controversial "Double Irish" tax structure that exploited international differences in tax rules.
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The Financial Conduct Authority is so concerned about scam merchants targeting the elderly that it is launching a major publicity campaign.
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More than half of the UK's water suppliers have been sending their customers misleading debt collection letters, the BBC has learned.
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How big data analytics is helping tackle Ebola
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