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UK budget deficit widened unexpectedly, but factory orders rise – business live
However, borrowing this financial year is still down almost 10%, rather better than forecast in March. Paul Johnson, head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, reckons the bad news will come in the budget forecasts: Paul Johnson (@PJTheEconomist).
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Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, is planning to introduce a new game which offers winners a monthly income for the rest of their lives.
Concordia Healthcare forced the NHS and UK taxpayers “to pay over the odds for important medical treatments”, said the Competition and Markets Authority, which is stepping up efforts against so-called price gouging in the pharmaceuticals sector.
When Carolyn McCall climbed into the easyJet (EZJ) cockpit in July 2010, the airline's new chief executive faced a multitude of problems.
A former Sainsbury's employee, who was believed to have been the oldest supermarket worker in Britain, has died weeks after finally retiring at the age of 94.
UK factory orders have been boosted by strong demand from abroad. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images. Manufacturing sector. UK manufacturing order books at strongest level since 1988, CBI says.

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