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Banks could be banned from charging high fees for unarranged overdrafts
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is planning new rules to bring down the cost of many overdraft fees, which raked in over £2.4bn for banks last year alone.
'Cross-check on quality' for big four auditors after Carillion collapse
The UK's big four auditors are facing the prospect of having their work checked by smaller rivals in the wake of a string of accounting scandals.
Wall Street shares set course for grim end to year
US stock markets have fallen sharply in a renewed sell-off as global share prices looked set for a grim end to the year.
New statutory code to combat the 'failure' of employers to tackle sexual harassment at work
A new statutory code of practice on sexual harassment in the workplace is to be drawn up.
Manufacturers to pay full recycling costs in bid to stop waste
Manufacturers will pick up the burden of paying for recycling under new government plans which hope to cut down on waste going to landfill.
Ex CBS boss loses £95m severance pay over sexual misconduct claims
The former chief executive officer of CBS will not receive a multi-million dollar severance package after failing to cooperate with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
Online shoppers find parcels in bins and over fences in Christmas run-up
More than half of online shoppers have had a problem with delivery in the run-up to Christmas, new research has shown.
'Record levels' of pre-Christmas discounting to attract shoppers
A catalogue of pressures for retailers mean shoppers are benefiting from record levels of pre-Christmas discounting, according to a report.
Economy Energy fuels sector fears with dash for funds
A gas and electricity supplier to nearly 250,000 homes is seeking a rescue fundraising to avoid becoming the tenth company to collapse amid the crisis which has engulfed the sector this year.
ASOS becomes latest retailer to warn on Christmas sales
Retail shares are taking a pounding after ASOS issued a profit warning on the back of a "significant deterioration" in sales growth.