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Russia dispute 'could cut EU oil'
Russia has warned a price dispute with Ukraine could cause it to cut oil deliveries to three EU countries, Slovakia says.
Council's staff forego pay rise
Staff at Tandridge District Council give up an agreed 2.8% pay rise to help their employer cut costs.
'Record high' Boxing Day shopping
The number of people who went shopping on Boxing Day was at its highest since records began, it emerges.
New rise in Japan factory output
Japanese factory output rose in November for the ninth month in a row, up 2.6% from October, official figures show.
Tech changes 'outstrip' netbooks
Netbooks are being superseded by more powerful alternatives, say industry watchers.
Rent a live Christmas tree: A new service offered in Los Angeles
An LA firm has come up with a way of easing environmental consciences over Christmas - by renting out Christmas trees.
Glasgow airport plans expansion
Glasgow airport announces a £25m expansion plan to improve facilities for passengers over the next two years.
House price increase 'slows'
Growth in house prices in England and Wales slowed in December to just 0.1% as demand from new buyers fell, a survey suggests.
High Street giants join the sales
Two of Britain's biggest retail chains, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, launch their in-store post-Christmas sales.
South Korea wins nuclear contract
A South Korean consortium wins a contract to build four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates.
Rock foundation awards nearly £2m
The charitable arm of the Northern Rock bank awards almost £2m to volunteer groups across the region.
Eurostar 'ignored safety rules'
Eurotunnel accuses Eurostar of ignoring safety rules when evacuating passengers from trains last weekend.
New year strikes for rail workers
Railway signalling workers in south Wales and the Marches are expected to walk out again in January over new rosters.
US mortgage bosses may earn $6m
The heads of bailed-out US mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may each be paid up to $6m (£3.7m) for 2009.
US Senate passes key health bill
The US Senate passes the final version of a historic healthcare reform bill, in a boost to President Barack Obama.
Iran 'to ban' defaced banknotes
Iran says defaced banknotes are to be made invalid, after the appearance of opposition slogans on money, local media report.
Foxtons in 'unfair' charge appeal
The estate agents Foxtons is set to appeal against a High Court ruling that its landlord fees are unfair, a report says.
US curbs African trade benefits
US President Barack Obama stops Madagascar, Guinea and Niger from receiving trade benefits for a year due to a lack of progress.
Japan lender gets loan extension
Japanese finance firm Aiful avoids bankruptcy after receiving approval from its creditors to delay debt repayments.
HP camera 'can't see' black faces
An online video comparing a webcam's facial recognition response to a white woman and a black man is a big hit on YouTube.