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Landmark day for State Pension equality

Image copyright Getty Images From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their State Pensions at the same age as men – currently 65. The move to...

Self-employed face high debt levels, says charity

Image copyright Getty Images The tendency for more and more workers to become self-employed is leaving thousands of people deeply in debt, according to a charity. The...

US unleashes "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters demonstrated outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Sunday The US will unleash its “toughest ever”...

Real Living Wage rises to £9 an hour

Media captionPeople need to earn more to meet their basic needs, says Living Wage Foundation director Tess Lanning. Those lucky enough to work for an employer who has...

How real is Trump’s jobs ‘miracle’?

Image copyright Reuters A successful American political strategist once said “it’s the economy stupid” or something very similar. It was a statement...

What is Mike Ashley’s plan for the High Street?

Image copyright Getty Images What is Mike Ashley’s game plan? The founder of Sports Direct seems intent on taking over the UK’s High Streets. This week the...

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Authors of the letter say the original ballot did not reflect the choices now facing the UK More than 70 business leaders have...

Comparethemarket may be breaking the law, says CMA

Image copyright Getty Images Price comparison site Comparethemarket might be keeping the cost of home insurance premiums artificially high, according to the competition...

UK fracking: Shale gas starts flowing, Cuadrilla says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drilling started at the Lancashire site on 15 October Shale gas has flowed for the first time at the UK’s only fracking...

US wage growth hits nine-year high

Image copyright Getty Images Wages in the US grew at their fastest pace for nine years last month, the latest official figures show. The US Labor Department said wages...