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AI 'will create more British jobs than it displaces'

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New research by PwC contradicts widely-made gloomy predictions of AI causing large scale unemployment.

Dollar is 30% overvalued against the pound, says 'Big Mac' index

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The US dollar is overvalued against global currencies including the pound and euro, says the Economist's latest Big Mac index - an informal way of measuring the purchasing power.

Is Government about to dump pensions dashboard?

Today

A report the Government could ditch plans for a 'pensions dashboard' - allowing everyone to see their retirement savings at a glance - has sparked an angry outcry.

Employment in the UK hits a record high, ONS says

Today

The Office for National Statistics said that 388,000 more people have jobs than a year ago in a rare piece of good news for Theresa May as her party tears itself apart over Brexit.

TalkTalk strikes an upbeat tone as company overhaul starts to pay off

Today

TalkTalk's shares shot up by nearly 8 per cent in early trading after it booked a 4.1 per cent jump in sales to £382m, and the boss claimed the company's major 'reset' was starting to pay off.

China’s £1.7bn raid for British tech talent... as another UK chip firm falls into Beijing hands

Today

Yesterday another UK firm was about to fall into Chinese hands with chip-maker Telit targeted for its technology which provides cars with software that recognises road lanes and parking assistance.

Royal Mail feels the impact of new data protection rules

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Royal Mail saw a decline in the volumes of letters it sends out after the new General Data Protection Regulation made it harder for businesses to send unsolicited junk mail.

Should real estate investors abandon retail, or is there a future for shops worth betting on?

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2018 is on course to be the most catastrophic year for store closures since 2008, with more than 10,000 shops expected to cease trading overall.

NS&I slashes inter popular Direct Isa rate - where can you find a better deal?

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NS&I has hacked at the interest on its Direct Isa, cutting rates by 0.25 percentage points to just 0.75%. We reveal where tax-free savers can get a better deal.

Watch out for the fake Facebook email offering £70 to do a survey

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Britons are being warned not to fall for an email scam, which appears to be sent from Facebook's 'user experience research' team.

More pensioners are cashing in on the value locked in their homes

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A third more people are taking equity release plans than last year, and sums extracted average at nearly £78,000 per plan, new data suggests.

Airbnb told to stop hidden charges on room bookings by EU

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Airbnb has until the end of August to address complaints the company's pricing and booking system can be misleading, the European Union said today.

Buy-to-let continues to fade as tax changes throw up a barrier

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There were 5,500 new buy-to-let home purchase mortgages completed in May, some 9.8 per cent fewer than in the same month a year earlier.

How to get a garden that helps sell your home

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Showcasing your garden in its best possible light can not only ensure a sale, but can add thousands to the sale price achieved.

FTSE LIVE: Royal Mail delivers 2% sales rise

Today

Unemployment has fallen by 12,000 to 1.41 million. Average earnings increased by 2.5 per cent in the year to May. Meanwhile Royal Mail has delivered a 2 per cent rise in overall sales.

Car insurance prices drop at fastest pace since 2014

Today

Motorists paid £752 a year on average for annual cover in the three months to the end of June, which is £95 less than last year, according to a new survey.

SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Versarien working to incorporate graphene platelets in power storage devices

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The goal is to significantly increase the power stored and reduce the time it takes to charge. It has already patented the process to create its own type of nano graphene platelets.

More than half of over-40s reckon they will have to delay retirement

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Over-40s spend an average five hours a week worrying about the future, according to research by Leeds Building Society.

Will my children have to pay capital gains tax on my flat when I die?

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My mother died in 2004 and left me her flat. My son now lives in it while my husband and I live in our own house. When I die, will the children have to pay capital gains tax on the flat when they sell it?

McLaren says all its cars will be hybrid by 2025

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The ambitious target was announced by the P1 hypercar builder this week as it proclaimed it will launch 18 new models in the next seven years as part of the £1.2billion Track25 project.