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'I was shocked at £4,400 bill from bust energy firm'

Image copyright Diane Frost Image caption Diane Frost says she struggled to get a response when she complained about the bill Diane Frost was surprised when an energy bill arrived on her doormat for two very good reasons.Firstly it was from her former energy provider, Extra Energy, that had collapsed nine months earlier, and secondly…
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BA strike: Why are pilots walking out?

Image copyright Getty Images Pilots at British Airways are set for strike action on Monday and Tuesday disrupting thousands of passengers' travel plans. The vast majority of BA flights taking off from the UK have been cancelled on those two days, causing knock-on disruption. Passengers have been told not to turn up at the airport…
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Ucas criticised for promoting 'inappropriate' private loans to students

Image copyright Getty Images University admissions service Ucas has been accused of promoting "inappropriate", high-interest private loans to students. An email sent by Ucas Media included an advert for Future Finance, which offers student loans with interest rates of between 8% and 23.7% - higher than those of government-funded loans. Consumer campaigner Martin Lewis said…
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US jobs growth weaker than expected

Image copyright Getty Images The US economy added 130,000 jobs last month, slowing more than expected, the latest official figures have shown.Economists polled by Reuters had expected an increase of 158,000. In July, the economy had created 159,000 new jobs.The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%, while average hourly earnings growth rose 3.2% from last…
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Facebook faces fresh anti-trust investigation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg Facebook is under investigation in the US to determine whether it has "stifled competition and put users at risk".The new action was announced by New York state Attorney General Letitia James on behalf of a coalition of representatives from several states."Even the largest social media…
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BA strike still on after airline rejects union proposal

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways has rejected a last-ditch proposal from pilots' union Balpa to re-start negotiations aimed at averting strike action.BA pilots are due to strike on Monday and Tuesday over a pay offer they say is too low.Balpa said it would call off the strike if BA would discuss a new proposal…