UK retail sales 'beat expectations'

UK retail sales 'beat expectations' - High Street retailers are optimistic after strong growth in sales since last February, a CBI survey indicates. [BBC Business]

Aviva drivers' crash details stolen

Aviva drivers' crash details stolen - Aviva is writing to tens of thousands of customers after concerns that two employees stole details of people who had recently had accidents and sold them on to claims companies. [BBC Business]

Can supermarkets take on big banks?

Can supermarkets take on big banks? - Can supermarkets take on the High Street banks? [BBC Business]

Councils want Neknominate warnings

Councils want Neknominate warnings - Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter should introduce warnings over the drinking game Neknominate, councils in England and Wales say. [BBC Health]

How does commuting affect wellbeing?

How does commuting affect wellbeing? - Why the journey to work can get you down [BBC Health]

NHS trusts with deficits rise to 39

NHS trusts with deficits rise to 39 - A study of NHS foundation trusts in England finds the number of those in financial trouble has nearly doubled in a year from 21 to 39. [BBC Health]

Call for more affordable childcare

Call for more affordable childcare - Up to half a million more mothers could be in work if childcare was cheaper and more flexible, a report from the IPPR says. [BBC Business]

Retail sales fall 1.5% in January

Retail sales fall 1.5% in January - Retail sales in the UK fell in January after the pre-Christmas surge in spending, official figures show, but sales remained stronger than a year earlier. [BBC Business]

Japan logs record monthly trade gap

Japan logs record monthly trade gap - Japan's monthly trade deficit more than doubles to a new record after a weakened currency drives up the cost of fuel imports. [BBC Business]

Tesla shares rise on higher profit

Tesla shares rise on higher profit - Shares of electric car-maker Tesla surge by 12% in extended US trading after posting higher profit and vehicle delivery forecasts. [BBC Business]

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