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Italy budget: European Commission demands changes

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For the first time, the European Commission tells a member state to change its national budget.

World markets slide amid investor fears

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Analysts say it is hard to pinpoint the fall on one factor, but blame general investor jitters.

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players

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Slump in sales sparks move by department store chain, which will continue to sell Blu-ray players.

Uber ups London prices to pay for electric cars

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The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing firm

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Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet

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The entrepreneur says Twitter believed his account had been hacked.


HM Revenue & Customs investigates players, clubs & agents over tax

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HM Revenue & Customs says 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents are being investigated to make sure they are paying the correct tax.


Saudi summit begins amid boycott


About 40 delegates are understood to have pulled out of the high-profile conference in Riyadh.


Fashion chain founder Gilberto Benetton dies

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Gilberto Benetton is credited with masterminding the firm's expansion into a multi-billion euro giant.


Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

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Home care services are also being hit by what is thought to be the UK's largest strike over women's pay.


More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push

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Campaigners say they lead to more obesity, but councils say they need extra powers to curb their growth.

Liam Fox says Trump 'very keen' on trade deal


Will the decades of military collaboration between the US and UK matter in trade talks?


Is blockchain living up to the hype?


Despite the grand claims made for this distributed ledger tech, few companies are actually using it.

Why I hate meetings - and how to make them better

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Ever wonder why UK productivity is so low? It's all down to meetings, says Stephanie Hare.

Budget 2018: How does the government collect and spend our money?


A breakdown of where the government's money comes from and where it goes.


Grayling to decide on Govia Thameslink penalty 'in weeks'


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was grilled by MPs about a timetable overhaul that caused chaos.

Monday, Oct 22

Northern Rock: US firm 'misled' UK government on mortgages

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BBC's Panorama says a US private equity firm failed to provide better mortgage deals for customers.

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs

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Higher fuel costs also contributed to a 7% decline in half-year profits.

Everything you need to know about the Budget

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When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor's big day.

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

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Philip Morris says its campaign is "an important next step" in its aim to stop selling cigarettes.

Sunday, Oct 21

The billionaires fuelling a space race

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Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk are among a number of entrepreneurs with galactic ambitions.

Friday, Oct 19

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'

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A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

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The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007


The drop may give Chancellor Philip Hammond room for manoeuvre in the upcoming Budget on 29 October.

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

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The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'.

Thursday, Oct 18

Amazon creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities

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Online retailer adds hundreds of "Silicon Valley" jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

Firms defy pressure over Saudi summit


Goldman Sachs and US Treasury Secretary will not be attending but many firms are still going.

Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends

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Sales of food saw their steepest drop in three years last month as the summer splurge ended.

Cypriot budget airline suspends operations

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The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancelled all flights from midnight.