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Consumers defied rising prices to eat healthily and indulge at home, show new figures which reveal the most popular new products of 2017.

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of the Brexit hit pound.

Interest rates are set to hold steady after the first hike in ten years last month.

Most young people do not know enough about apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education, a new study reveals.

Real wages could fall by 0.5% next year as pay rises will not keep pace with inflation, a new report predicts.

Retailers have reported a drop in non-food sales, as Black Friday offers failed to spur a spending frenzy among inflation-squeezed households.

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