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'Help firms to pay living wage'

'Help firms to pay living wage'

Businesses should be given taxpayers' money or tax breaks to pay their workers a "living wage", according to the Conservatives.

Murphy wants 'People's ScotRail'

Murphy wants 'People's ScotRail'

Scotland's railways would be returned to the public sector in a new non-profit ScotRail franchise under Labour, leader Jim Murphy has pledged.

Bank chief wants UK to stay in EU

Bank chief wants UK to stay in EU

The head of one of the world's leading investment banks has said Britain should remain in the EU, describing London as "a great financial capital of the world".

Pensions error short-changes savers

Pensions error short-changes savers

A pension firm has admitted that calculation errors led to 3,000 customers receiving the wrong amount of money for several years.

BA owner 'makes new Aer Lingus bid'

BA owner 'makes new Aer Lingus bid'

The owner of British Airways has made a fresh attempt to buy Aer Lingus, it has been reported.
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Supplier announces gas price cuts

Supplier announces gas price cuts

Another of the UK's Big Six energy suppliers has announced a cut in its gas prices in a move benefiting about 1.3 million customers.
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Surprise growth in retail sales

Surprise growth in retail sales

Retail sales volumes grew by 0.4% last month despite Black Friday promotions bringing forward many pre-Christmas purchases into November.
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Cable warns on hire and fire plans

Cable warns on hire and fire plans

Vince Cable has issued a warning to the Conservatives that he will block any attempt to revive legislation making it easier for firms to hire and fire staff.
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Pound climbs as euro tumbles

Pound climbs as euro tumbles

The pound climbed to a new near seven-year high against the single currency today as the impact of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro (£820 million) asset purchase programme was digested by markets.
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Winning streak snaps as stocks fall

Winning streak snaps as stocks fall

The US stock market is finishing lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, as companies report mixed quarterly results.
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