BBC News - Business 4 January 2018

Buying a home: How long does it take to save a deposit?

The Nationwide calculates how much needs to be saved and for how long to pay a deposit on a first home.

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Debenhams shares dive after weak Christmas trade

Shares in the department store group slump after it says profits will be lower than expected.

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Colman's to leave Norwich after 160 years

The company, which has had its factory in Norwich since 1858, employs 113 staff in the city.

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Irn Bru panic as fans stockpile before recipe change

Angry fans have started a petition as AG Barr prepares to halve the sugar content ahead of the "sugar tax".

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'Fat cat Thursday' as top bosses' pay overtakes UK workers'

It takes a top chief executive just three days to earn the average annual UK salary of £28,758.

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Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove

Farmers are to receive payments for "public goods", such as planting meadows, instead of subsidies.

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Poundland secures crucial loan

Parent company Pepkor Europe says the investment will reduce its dependence on scandal-hit Steinhoff.

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House price growth slowed in 2017, says Nationwide

The Nationwide says average house prices grew 2.6% over the last 12 months, down from 4.5% in 2016.

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Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

Customers buying drinks with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

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Jet Airways grounds pilots after 'cockpit fight'

A co-pilot was slapped during the flight, and the cockpit was left unattended twice, reports say.

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Chips are down

Laptop and PC users are at risk of data breaches after researchers found flaws with computer chips.

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