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The struggle for profit in Australia's surfing industry
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How bad are US debt levels?
16 Oct 2013 3:00:34
How does the US compare with other major economies?
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The Grangemouth oil refinery near Falkirk will remain closed until next week at the earliest despite workers calling off a proposed 48 hour strike.
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The UK power system is likely to be stretched "close to its limits" in the coming a years, a new report warns.
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US shares surged after US Senators announce a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a debt default.
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Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate have struck a cross-party deal to reopen the government and raise the nation's debt limit.
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More than a quarter of Ubisoft's market value is wiped out after the French video games publisher delays the launch of hacker-themed title Watch Dogs.
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Contingencies and opportunity during a postal strike
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Bank of America has reported a profit of $2.5bn (£1.6bn) in 2013, compared to $340m a year earlier, as the bank finally puts its legal woes behind it.
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The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has welcomed the result of a vote by Royal Mail staff in favour of a national 24-hour strike on 4 November.
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JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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The US Senate is finalising a cross-party bill to raise the debt limit and reopen the US government, just a day before a critical deadline.
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Royal Mail workers vote to go on national 24-hour strike on 4 November, postal union announces
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Malware designed to steal information from payment cards' magnetic strips strikes thousands of restaurants and retailers in South Africa.
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Brazilian price hikes may daunt England fans
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The BBC's Celia Hatton asks students if women should be allowed to study a mining engineering course designed for men only in eastern Jiangsu province.
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BBC News hears from an ex-offender who believes his job applications are not being considered because he has to declare his conviction on the form.
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BBC correspondents in Hong Kong, Mumbai and London describe how the US debt ceiling drama is affecting their countries.
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The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 in the June-August period to 2.49 million, official figures show.
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South Africa hosts the continent's largest motor show - and China is keen to tempt buyers with new makes and models
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Twitter chooses the New York Stock Exchange for its share listing, as it reports that quarterly losses have tripled.
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Retirement homes are a growing business in Indonesia where some elderly people are choosing to live away from their families, as Karishma Vaswani reports.
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Yahoo shares have surged since Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive 15 months ago.
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Can fitness trackers like Nike's Fuelband change your behaviour?
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In more than 40% of US households with children the woman is now the main earner. We visited Richmond, Virginia, as part of the BBC's 100 Women season
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