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Retail sales bounce back in January after weak end to 2019

Post-Christmas sales helped retailers see their best growth since March, official figures show.

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Lloyds pays £2.5bn to deal with final PPI claims

The bill weighed on the bank's profits, but is close to drawing a line under the mis-selling saga.

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Cornovairus: Qantas and Air France-KLM warn of profits hit

The alerts by Qantas and Air France-KLM come as concerns grow over the hit to the global economy.

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New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation

A new polymer £20 banknote featuring artist JMW Turner starts to appear in ATMs on Thursday.

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No-fault evictions: 'Our lives are falling apart'

Becky Palmer and her family were given two months to leave a home they had rented for 12 years.

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'My job went abroad because of globalisation'

New trade deals have re-opened the debate on how to rescue people's careers if their jobs go abroad.

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Boeing could lose state tax break amid tariff fight

Lawmakers in Washington state say they want to avoid a trans-Atlantic tariff war.

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Brexit complicates EU budget plans

Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.

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Facebook boss faces 'blow-dried armpit' jibes

Mark Zuckerberg faced jibes on social media over a claim that he has staff blow-dry his armpits.

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MGM hack exposes personal data of 10.6 million guests

Celebrities including Justin Bieber were among those whose data was stolen, one report said.

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US retailer Forever 21 bought back from bankruptcy

Three new buyers want to help the fashion chain retain its US stores and expand overseas.

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Airbus Defence and Space to cut more than 2,300 jobs

The space and defence business of Airbus said it will get rid of 357 roles in the UK out of nearly 4,000 staff.

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The Wet'suwet'en conflict disrupting Canada's rail system

PM Justin Trudeau is under growing pressure to solve a conflict over a pipeline as trains sit idle.

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My Money: 'My husband and I have 90 minutes alone together each week'

As part of a new BBC blog series, Maura Hannon from Switzerland shares what she spent her money on this week.

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Sinn Fein surge puts Irish economy in the spotlight

As the Irish parliament convenes to try to choose its new leader, concerns about inequality linger.

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Should your email say if you're he, she or they?

Firms are encouraging staff to make sharing which personal pronouns they use an everyday practice.

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Are economically inactive people the answer to staff shortages?

Priti Patel says businesses should train the 8.5 million economically inactive people. But only two million of them want a job.

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Why your new work colleague could be a robot

Better sight, better hands and more intelligence are allowing robots to take on more and more jobs.

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'I reinvented the hair tie from my uni halls'

Sophie Trelles-Tvede is the boss of Invisibobble, which is now sold in more than 70 countries.

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