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Consumers' credit card spending 'overtakes cash'
Thursday September 19, 2019

Debit cards were most used, but falling cash use pushed notes and coins to third place, say retailers.


Burger King ditches free toys and will 'melt' old ones
Thursday September 19, 2019

The fast food chain says it will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals.


Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America
Thursday September 19, 2019

MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.


Watchdog threatens to refer JD Sports takeover
Thursday September 19, 2019

A takeover of Footasylum may raise prices and hit choice, says the Competition and Markets Authority.


China to tap pork reserves as swine fever hits industry
Thursday September 19, 2019

The move comes as China, the world's biggest pork producer, struggles to contain a swine fever outbreak.


Fukushima disaster: Nuclear executives found not guilty
Thursday September 19, 2019

It was the only criminal case to arise out of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.


Booking.com still duping customers, says watchdog
Thursday September 19, 2019

The consumer watchdog claims the website is still using 'pressure-selling' tactics.


US Fed cuts interest rates for second time since 2008
Wednesday September 18, 2019

The US central bank has cut interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, but is split over future moves.


British Airways pilots call off next week's strike
Wednesday September 18, 2019

Pilots' union Balpa calls on the airline to "negotiate seriously" with a view to ending the dispute.


Albemarle and Bond helpline 'improved'
Wednesday September 18, 2019

Amid heavy criticism, the company says that it remains solvent and customers' pawned items are safe.


Trump strips California of power to set auto emission standards
Wednesday September 18, 2019

The US president says the move will cut car prices, but California vows to fight the move.


Bridgend site to produce Land Rover-inspired Ineos 4x4
Wednesday September 18, 2019

The company will get public money to help bring up to 500 jobs to the town.


Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
Wednesday September 18, 2019

The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell.


Why the Fed's interest rate move matters
Wednesday September 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates on Wednesday.


What is the UK's inflation rate?
Wednesday September 18, 2019

A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances.