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Government workers strike: It's a struggle to make ends meet

Outsourced catering and security staff at the government's business department want the London living wage.

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Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'

Plans for a third runway, as well as new terminals to be built in phases, go out to public consultation.

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Brexit uncertainty 'hitting UK business investment'

Companies should be investing in measures aimed at growth, says the British Chambers of Commerce.

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UK to launch 'groundbreaking' China stock market link

UK-listed companies will be able to sell shares in Shanghai under a new share link, Treasury says.

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Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage

Argentina's president promises a full investigation after a blackout left millions without electricity.

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Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt

Mr Hunt said if there is no prospect of a deal by 31 October he would accept a no-deal Brexit.

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RBS report branded 'whitewash' by MPs

The financial watchdog failed to properly investigate the business restructuring unit of RBS, MPs say.

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Brexit: UK firms 'not even close to ready' for no deal

Less than 10% of firms have applied to a HMRC scheme aimed at facilitating UK imports, Newsnight reveals.

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UK wage growth faster than expected

Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.4% in the three months to April, official figures show.

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UK economy hit by 'dramatic' fall in car output

Car factory shutdowns designed to cope with disruption from Brexit meant the economy shrank in April.

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UK signs post-Brexit free trade deal with South Korea

The outline free trade agreement is the first post-Brexit deal the UK has secured in Asia.

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US-Mexico talks: Trump hails deal on migrants to avoid tariffs

The US president says everyone is "very excited" as Mexico agrees to do more about irregular migrants.

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US jobs growth in shock May slowdown

The dollar falls as the weaker-than-expected data raises expectations of a cut in US interest rates.

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What's gone wrong with Brazil's economy?

The hopes for a resurgent Brazilian economy have receded since the election of Jair Bolsonaro.

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What have economists been getting wrong?

Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.

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Why the bicycle's future looks bright

The bicycle ushered in a manufacturing revolution as well as a social one, and is doing so again.

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What can bees teach economists about how markets work?

The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.

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Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight

Are US tariffs on Spanish olives a pretext for a bigger challenge to world trade?

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Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan

The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.

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Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

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The factory making shoes out of plastic bottles

This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

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CEO Secrets: My clubs aren't 'pale, stale and male'

Entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro talks about his vision for private members' clubs in the 21st century.

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Carole Ghosn calls for President Trump to back her husband

The wife of the former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn wants pressure put on Japan over his legal battle.

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Why is building so slow and expensive?

Forward-thinking builders are looking at the ways technology can help the construction industry.

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Goggles 'give back' sight to Maisy so she can read again

GiveVision goggles use magnifiers and augmented reality to improve the vision of the wearer

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