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Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid

The cabinet minister says a lack of affordable housing is the "biggest barrier to social progress".

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Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU

Emily Thornberry predicts the UK's "intransigence" will stop agreement being reached with Brussels.

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Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

The figures were the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts forecast.

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Childcare costs rise up to seven times faster than wages

With childcare costs rising seven times faster than wages, mums say going to work is "absolutely pointless".

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Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'

On Black Monday 30 years ago investors were stunned by a global stock markets crash. What's its legacy?

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UK retail sales in sharp fall in September, ONS says

The Office for National Statistics says retail sales dropped last month, reversing a jump in August.

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One in four people 'trapped in low paid jobs'

The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.

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Banks consider 555 fraud 'hotline'

The financial industry thinks an emergency phone number could stop some bank fraud.

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Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation.

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Millions miss bills as finances bite

More than four million people face difficulties over domestic or credit bills, says a major study.

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Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD

The global economic body says staying in the EU would have "significant" positive impact on growth.

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UK inflation at highest since April 2012

Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years.

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Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs

One of the world's biggest investors says there could be a "decent-sized" fall in stock markets.

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Interest rate rise should be delayed, EY Item Club says

The UK economy is not ready for rates to go up next month, according to forecaster EY Item Club.

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Oil prices rise amid Iraq tensions

Crude prices rise as Iraqi forces capture territory from Kurds and the US mulls sanctions on Iran.

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UK farmers will 'grow more food' if no Brexit deal - minister

Supermarkets would also buy more global produce to counter any rise in EU prices, a minister says.

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Inflation 'to cause £300 benefit squeeze'- think tank

Inflation at 2.9% will worsen the effects of the chancellor's measures, the Resolution Foundation warns.

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Cost of living: 'My wage is the same but prices are up'

Wages are at their lowest level since 2006 when inflation is taken in to account.

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How the paper clip became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the paper clip became a million dollar idea and inspired a resistance movement.

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Remittances are a 'lifesaver' for many Liberians

Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.

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The app helping people navigating Ghana's nameless streets

A lack of postal addresses in Ghana has prompted authorities to introduce a digital solution.

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Universal credit: Tory peer criticises 'insane' wait for payments

Next boss and Tory peer Lord Wolfson says a six-week wait for benefit payments "must be wrong".

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How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist

French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.

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Wine on the edge

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

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Health risks

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

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No-belle prize

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

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Have you been nudged?

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

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What do we want?

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

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Brass in pocket?

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

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UK trade

Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?

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Not so fantastic?

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

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Success story

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

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Northern Rock

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

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Creative currency

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

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Money machines

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

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Cheers to that

The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?

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Limiting liability

The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.

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Sterling sense

Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.

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Banking bonanza

Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.

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Poisonous progress

The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

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Mixed picture

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.

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Selling citizenship

Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.

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The devil's rope

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.

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The tax trick

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.

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Five food fights

Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap

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Inside US/UK trade deal

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

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Formula fix

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

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Happy travelling

The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".

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Easy does it?

Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.

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Medieval money

Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.

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Tricky trade-off

If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.

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One year on

What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?

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Better prospects

What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?

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Energy revolution

China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.

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A hot issue

South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.

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Gaming gift

From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.

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Reality Check

Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?

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