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Energy customers ‘need’ debt holiday

Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.

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VIDEO: What new figures reveal about growth

New figures show that the UK’s economy grew more slowly over the past year than previously thought.

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VIDEO: ‘Beetroot as lipstick won’t catch on’

In the midst of Russia’s current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country’s women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.

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Russia limits firms’ dollar holdings

The Russian government instructs five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of its efforts to stabilise the rouble.

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VIDEO: Disney toys most wanted at Christmas

Disney toys seem set to overtake Lego as the most wanted for Christmas in 2014

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US economy growing at faster pace

The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.

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UK home sales below 100,000 a month

The number of homes being sold in the UK fell below 100,000 a month in November for the first time in a year, according to HM Revenue and Customs.

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Opec oil production ‘will not fall’

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, says the Opec cartel will not cut oil production even if the price falls to $20 a barrel.

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The world economy in 2014

Not a disaster – but not quite a vintage year

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How GPS delivery is changing shopping

GPS brings the world to your front door