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The weekly earnings of full-time workers in the UK fell in real terms, each year between 2008 and 2013, taking them back to the level of 2002.
House builders Barratt and Redrow profits more than double, helped by buoyant housing market
A smartphone designed for the defence and security industries has been developed by Boeing.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) should not be paying staff bonuses "as if it were a normal, self-standing, healthy bank".
Australia's Flying Kangaroo faces survival fight
A leading debt advice charity, StepChange, says it has seen a big rise in the number of clients with payday loan problems.
Australia's Qantas is to cut 5,000 jobs in a A$2bn cost-cutting move after posting a half-year loss for the six months to December.
Standard Life has become the first Scottish business to warn it may have to relocate significant operations and assets outside the country if its people vote for independence.
Rogue letting agents are duping tenants out of thousands of pounds by taking a holding deposit and not letting them move in, a Newsbeat investigation finds.
Disabled people are suffering "distress and financial difficulties" because of the slow processing of claims for a new benefit, a report says.
Power companies are being refused insurance cover for cyber-attacks due to inadequate defences, the BBC learns.
You socialise together, you confide in each other, you trust each other - you're best friends. But could you ever run a business together?
The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage. The Unite union calls it a slap in the face for low-paid workers.
RBS announces plans to sell its remaining 28% stake in insurance firm Direct Line, which could generate more than £1bn for the taxpayer-owned bank.
The boss of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, Brady Dougan, tells a US Senate Committee that he "deeply regrets" that some of its bankers violated US tax laws.
The "big six" energy firms are being told by the regulator to trade with small energy suppliers fairly, or face heavy fines.
Profit at the US retailer Target plunges 46% after a massive security breach over the holiday season, which cost the firm $17m (£10m).
The restoration effort on the Dawlish railway line
The number of households in England renting homes from private landlords now significantly outstrips those in council and housing association homes.
Sales of Ant & Dec, Mr Selfridge, Poirot and Hell's Kitchen US help profits surge at ITV by 27% to £581m