21 September 2014 Last updated at 20:13

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The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.

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The mobile operator EE is in talks to take over up to 60 stores from the failed retailer Phones 4U.

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Which budget will matter?

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For many major UK companies it is a moment of relief – now they will start thinking about the impact of major constitutional change.

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Scottish vote and uncertainty

Markets have reacted positively to the news that the UK will not be split after the Scottish referendum results.

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