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Rising tax on beer is being blamed for contributing to the number of pubs closing across Britain by hundreds of Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) members protesting outside Parliament.
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The number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October, to 2.51 million, official figures have shown.
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Radio 5 live Wake Up To Money asked think tank Open Europe if a European banking union would help or harm the UK economy.
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Traders ranging from online dating websites to gyms use recurring payments, but some are failing to make the system clear to customers.
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Thousands of sole traders could benefit from a new scheme to allow savers to offer them loans directly via an internet website.
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Shares in Supergroup, owner of brands such as Superdry, fall after the firm reveals profits a third lower than last year.
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The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce a fresh round of bond buying later to boost the US economy, as it concludes its latest policy meeting,
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German prosecutors raid Deutsche Bank offices as part of an investigation into a tax evasion scheme involving the trading of carbon permits.
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US authorities launch legal action against a Stagecoach joint venture which offers sightseeing bus services in New York City.
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A company based in India has been ordered to stop sending text messages about PPI and accident compensation to UK consumers.
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Hector Sants, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, is joining Barclays bank to improve its reputation with governments and regulators.
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The world's largest clothing retailer, Inditex, which owns Zara, has reported another jump in profit, fuelled by rapid international expansion.
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Greece manages to buy back some of its debt - at 33.8 cents on the euro - but did not succeed in reducing its total debt by as much as its backers had hoped.
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Bradford director Dave Baldwin says reaching the League Cup semi-final has secured the club's financial future.
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A more stable and "positive" year in the UK housing and mortgage markets can be expected in 2013, a lenders' group says.
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Today business presenter Simon Jack has been in China, speaking to people from Diageo's Johnnie Walker about how to adapt your brand culturally to suit the Chinese luxury consumer.
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Today business presenter Simon Jack spoke to university students and professionals to gauge whether the Chinese will ever be able to compete with the American innovation in Silicone Valley.
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Minister for Work and Pensions Mark Hoban says there are "signs of a strong labour market", after official figures show the number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October to 2.51 million.
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Saeed Amidi was landlord to Logitech, Paypal and Google, when they had five employees. He explained to the BBC's Jonny Dymond how he took a stake in many of his tenants companies and has now set up a tech home for the next generation of Zuckerbergs.
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Assistant coach Sean Long says there has been a lack of communication with staff over Salford's financial problems.
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The number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October, to 2.51 million, official figures show.
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The world's largest clothing retailer, Inditex, which owns Zara, reports another jump in profit, fuelled by rapid international expansion.
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Mark Carney, who will take over as governor of the Bank of England in June, has suggested targeting economic output instead of inflation.
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German luxury carmaker Porsche says it has beaten its annual record for car sales, selling almost 129,000 sports cars so far in 2012.
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Portsmouth's administrator warns a failure to force the sale of Fratton Park in court could see the club liquidated.
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