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‘Weed’ portfolios, but don’t sell in May: Analysts

Stocks closed out April with a bang and many watchers believe this is not the year to sell in May.

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US Fed continues to shrink stimulus

The US Federal Reserve announces a further slowdown of its stimulus efforts, trimming its monthly bond-purchases by $10bn.

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Republicans block minimum wage rise

Senate Republicans block a Democratic-backed rise in the US minimum wage, as the two parties stake out positions ahead of November’s election.

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VIDEO: Moss ‘still wanted all over the world’

As the much anticipated Kate Moss collection for Topshop goes on sale in shops and online in 40 countries, the BBC’s Victoria Fritz speaks to Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green.

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Donald Trump confirms Turnberry buy

US property tycoon Donald Trump confirms that he has bought the Turnberry golf resort and hotel in Ayrshire.

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House prices show monthly fall

House prices in England and Wales fell in March, according to data from the Land Registry.

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UK firms use 1.4m zero-hour contracts

Nearly half of big companies in the UK use a total of 1.4 million zero-hours contracts, a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.

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VIDEO: Inside ex-lawyers’ chocolate factory

As small business output gets a boost, the BBC’s Steph McGovern takes a guided tour of British chocolate manufacturers Montezuma’s.

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Pension advice ‘will be rudimentary’

The quality of new pensions advice that people get when they retire will be “fairly rudimentary”, pensions minister Steve Webb admits.

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Everton identify site for new stadium

Everton believe they have identified a site within the city boundaries of Liverpool on which to build a new stadium.