UK economy back at pre-crisis level

UK economy back at pre-crisis level - The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures. [BBC Business]

China signs Venezuela oil deal

China signs Venezuela oil deal - Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America. [BBC Business]

Independent advice for new pensioners

Independent advice for new pensioners - Savers will receive free independent guidance as part of a move to give unfettered access to their pension funds from next year, the government says. [BBC Business]

UK to post 'strongest growth in G7'

UK to post 'strongest growth in G7' - The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 state, while low wage rises will keep interest rates at 0.5% until next year, says a report. [BBC Politics]

Parliament passes emergency data law

Parliament passes emergency data law - Emergency laws enabling the police to continue to access records of phone and internet use is set to become law. [BBC Politics]

Cities 'should generate energy'

Cities 'should generate energy' - Cities should invest in green energy production to compete with the main UK energy suppliers, the IPPR think tank suggests. [BBC Business]

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs - Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history. [BBC Business]

Ban on smoking in cars in Wales

Ban on smoking in cars in Wales - Smoking in cars when children are present is to be banned in Wales, the first minister announces. [BBC Health]

Plan to tackle failing care homes

Plan to tackle failing care homes - A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government is expected to announce. [BBC Health]

Insurance comparison sites 'failing'

Insurance comparison sites 'failing' - Websites that compare insurance prices for consumers fail to meet users' expectations, according to a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). [BBC Business]

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