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VIDEO: ‘Exhausted workforce’ in Apple factory

A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.

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Putin seeks to ease economic fears

President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia’s economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.

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Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.

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US Fed ‘patient’ over rate rises

US Federal Reserve says it will be “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.

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Headline numbers: Osborne plan makes little difference

Osborne’s payment plan makes little difference, says Anthony Reuben

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The people working on Christmas Day

Those spending the day at work rather than celebrating

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SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs

The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.

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Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint

Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.

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Unwrapping Africa’s red tape

Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.

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Building the biggest baby food firm

How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella’s Kitchen, built up the UK’s largest baby food business.