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Christmas adverts – do they really work?

Image copyright John Lewis Image caption The John Lewis ad features an excitable dragon called Edgar “I think Christmas ads are pretty good. They’re not too commercial and they cheer you up,” says 19-year-old Johan…

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Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS

Image copyright Getty Images A group of Lloyds shareholders have lost a multi-million-pound action against the bank over its purchase of rival HBOS in 2009. The 5,803 former Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were “mugged”…





European Investment Bank drops fossil fuel funding

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union is to stop funding oil, gas and coal projects at the end of 2021, cutting €2bn (£1.7bn) of yearly investments. The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s financing…



Pay rise plans: Is minimum wage enough to live on?

Image caption John Remblance says the business has to adapt to staffing costs Money is everywhere in the amusement arcades on Southend’s seafront: being fed into slot machines, paid out in jackpots, or hanging over…