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Weaker Hiring Hits US Rate Rise Expectations

Job creation in the US economy was at its weakest for seven months in April, easing market expectations the Federal Reserve will announce a further rise in interest rates early this summer.

April New Car Sales Strongest For 13 Years

New car sales recorded their best April performance for 13 years last month, according to industry figures.

EU Remain Campaign Raises £14m From Donors

The official campaign group for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU) has raked in £14m from donors - twice the amount it is permitted to spend during the ten weeks before polling day.

Tata Steel Buyout Team Would Cut 1,000 Jobs

A management buyout of Tata Steel UK would result in an additional 1,000 job cuts across the country, the bid team has confirmed.

Halifax Increases Mortgage Age Limit To 80

Halifax Increases Mortgage Age Limit To 80

The Halifax says it is responding to the growth in Britain's ageing population by raising its upper limit for mortgages from 75 to 80.

Job Satisfaction Dives To Hit 'Two-Year Low'

Job Satisfaction Dives To Hit 'Two-Year Low'

Employers are being urged to rethink their approach to staff as a survey finds almost a quarter of UK workers are looking for new work amid a plunge in job satisfaction.

Trump Says Britain Is Better Off Outside EU

Trump Says Britain Is Better Off Outside EU

Donald Trump says the UK is "better off without" the EU, citing the migration crisis as one of the reasons he supports Brexit.

Griggs Probes Impact Of Bank Branch Closures

Griggs Probes Impact Of Bank Branch Closures

Britain's biggest banks will attempt to head off renewed criticism of their branch closure programmes on Friday even as their high street presence shrinks at an unprecedented rate.

Ex-BHS Boss Green Demands Field Quits Inquiry

Ex-BHS Boss Green Demands Field Quits Inquiry

A row has broken out over the parliamentary inquiries into the collapse of BHS, with the chain's former owner Sir Philip Green calling on Frank Field to quit his leading role.

Alibaba Shrugs Off China Woes As Sales Surge

Alibaba Shrugs Off China Woes As Sales Surge

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has shrugged off the country's economic woes as it posted a 39% rise in revenues driven by a surge in sales via mobile devices.

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