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BOOKING.COM FRAUD NETWORK REVEALED
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

PLAN TO HELP OVER-50S GET JOBS
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

MILLIONS SHOPPING ON 'PANIC SATURDAY'
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".

COMPANIES FACE 'BLOODBATH' IN RUSSIA
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

APPLE 'DEEPLY OFFENDED' BY BBC STORY
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

BLACKBERRY IN REVENUE SLIDE
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.

POWER FIRMS TO GET £1BN TO STAY OPEN
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

HELLMANN'S DROPS EGGLESS MAYO CASE
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.

BANK FINE REDUCES PUBLIC BORROWING
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.

NORTH SEA OIL FEARS 'TOO DRAMATIC'
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.