BBC News - Business 1 December 2017

How much of your salary is spent on rent?

Tenants living in London see twice as much of their salary going to their landlord than those in the North.

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Toys R Us prepares to shut 25 stores

The toy retailer is to begin debt negotiations that may also lead to job losses, the BBC understands.

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How small businesses are dealing with online giants

Many UK independent shops are coming out fighting when it comes to the big online players.

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RBS to close one in four branches and shed 680 jobs

The state-backed bank says there has been a big drop in branch use as more people bank online.

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Supermarkets 'raise the price of Christmas biscuits'

Supermarkets hike the price of Christmas biscuit selections as butter prices soar, according to a report.

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US regulator approves Bitcoin trading

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will let investors trade Bitcoin-related financial contracts.

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Driving-style fines system for late tax filing planned by HMRC

Anyone missing the tax return deadline would get points on their record rather than an automatic fine.

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Fortnum and Mason boss says Brexit vote hurt UK brand

Fortnum and Mason boss says the store is suffering European staff shortages due to the Brexit vote.

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Factory activity accelerated in November, survey says

Strong export orders helped boost manufacturing last month, a survey indicates.

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Thomas Cook plans to close 50 stores

The travel company says the proposed closures will affect up to 400 staff.

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Morrisons data leak: Supermarket liable for staff details breach

Thousands of current and former employees claim the supermarket failed to keep their data safe.

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Republican holdouts back tax bill despite $1tn deficit alert

The Republican-controlled Senate plans a vote on Friday despite a $1tn deficit warning on the bill.

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Pound hovers around $1.35 while FTSE 100 falls

Sterling slips back from the two-month high as main market ends the week down.

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Unreleased carbon poses ethical dilemma in DR Congo

Carbon-rich peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thwarting economic progress.

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Africa's frustrated communications firms

Although the mobile phone industry in Africa is thriving, telecoms providers face a number of challenges.

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London: Banks and passporting rights after Brexit

Could the City of London remain the financial centre of Europe after Brexit?

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Cheesy idea

Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?

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Coping methods

What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?

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