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Small firms are to get cash incentives to release staff for service in the military reserves, says defence secretary Philip Hammond.
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Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
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Bus Eireann has said the "vast majority of its services" are not operating due to industrial action, including some cross-border services.
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'No magic bullet' on energy supply
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Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson got dressed up as a female flight attendant after honouring a bet he lost to Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes.
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Housebuilder Springfield suggests confidence is returning to the housing market, after posting strong first-quarter results.
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A survey of sub-postmasters finds less than one in five say they can see a strong future for their business as their incomes fall.
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The chief economist at the Office for National Statistics criticises the public debate about whether the economy is a "smidgen up or down".
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Britain's savers: Why do they still bother?
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A judge suspends a deal giving control of Brazil's biggest stadium to a private consortium, saying there were irregularities in the bidding process.
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Growth in whisky sales is fuelling demand for stills hand-made by coppersmiths in Scotland.
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Trading standards officers in West Yorkshire and Wales warn that door-to-door conmen are posing as Green Deal assessors.
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A revision by the Office for National Statistics to construction industry data has cast doubt on whether the UK entered a double-dip recession last year.
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A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
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Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
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The chief executive of McDonald's UK, Jill McDonald, on why the company is opening its burger-making plants to the public, and her own diet.
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BT is to offer free Premier League football coverage to its broadband customers, the telecoms company has said.
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Two of the UK’s most popular YouTube stars talk about new paid subscriptions coming to the site.
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Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the Co-operative Bank's debt rating to "junk" status.
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Africa loses twice as much money through tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers as it gets from donors, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan warns.
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The introduction of energy smart meters in 30 million UK homes will be delayed for more than a year, the government announces.
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Losses at International Airlines Group balloon in the first quarter due to its troubled Spanish carrier Iberia.
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Singapore has hosted a major fashion show for international designer Chanel, for the first time.
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Chair of the Africa Progress Panel Kofi Annan says that Africa is not getting a fair deal, ahead of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
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Workers automatically enrolled into a workplace pension will not see their pension pot reduced by charges from consultants, under government plans.
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