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BBC Business News
- Election fight over living standards
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:23 GMT
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes but Labour says working families are still struggling.
- Philips in $2.8bn lighting deal
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:50:37 GMT
Philips is to sell 80% of its holding in its lighting components business for $2.8bn (£1.89bn) to US-based technology fund Go Scale Capital.
- UK economic well-being 'improving'
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:50:20 GMT
The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.
- Mining and tobacco firms hit FTSE
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:30:05 GMT
The FTSE 100 is dragged lower by mining and tobacco firms, but shares in Kingfisher rise after it announces plans to revamp the business.
- Man admits 'hit and run' killing
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:31:52 GMT
A 33-year-old man admits killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Glasgow's Maryhill area last November.
- Baby 'distressed' in granddad's care
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:31:30 GMT
Dead baby's mother tells a court the youngster was 'quite distressed' on one occasion when her now-accused granddad looked after her.
- Buhari ahead in tight Nigeria poll
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:29:56 GMT
Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has a narrow lead over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with more than half the votes counted.
- Woman hit by bus in Swansea
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:26:22 GMT
A woman is airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus on Swansea's Kingsway.