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Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

Media captionAlibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data? Internet giant Alibaba has set new sales records on Sunday for its biggest shopping day, the annual Singles Day. The...

RBS ‘paid £400 a day for envelope-stuffing’

Image copyright PA Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors almost £400 a day to stuff envelopes, according to the Press Association. The bank said the people were hired...

Firms ‘struggling to recruit as overseas staff stay away’

Image copyright Getty Images Firms planning to take on more staff are being hit by labour shortages, with a “reversal” in the number of migrants in...

Supermarkets win £300m cash machine case

Image copyright Getty Images Retailers will no longer have to pay millions of pounds in business rates for cash machines outside their shops, following a ruling by the...

Drivers with hybrid cars ‘still using fuel’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most plug-in hybrids in the UK are bought for company fleets Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous...

Persimmon boss retained £15m in bonus deal

Image copyright PA The ex-housebuilding executive, Jeff Fairburn – who gave up part of his huge bonus after a public outcry – is facing criticism over the...

Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?

Image copyright Getty Images “Can you tell me how much you earn?” It’s not a question many of us would be happy asking a colleague, around the...

My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

Image copyright Justyna Kowalczyk Image caption Justyna Kowalczyk says the “Brexit box” was her partner’s idea “It might sound a bit...

Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most plug-in hybrids in the UK are bought for company fleets Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous...

MPs: Are vulnerable bank customers being treated fairly?

Image caption The loss of bank branches is one issue affecting vulnerable customers A committee of MPs is to examine whether vulnerable consumers are being treated...