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Customers suffer Abbey error
Hundreds of thousands of Abbey customers fail to have money transferred into their accounts owing to a technical error.
Christmas deliveries face delays
There are fears that the severe weather could lead to some people not receiving deliveries in time for Christmas.
India visa move brings complaints
India tightens rules for long-term tourist visas, a move other countries say is causing problems for many of their citizens.
Lockheed secures Morocco contract
US defence group Lockheed Martin wins a contract worth $841.9m to supply Morocco with 24 F-16 fighter aircraft.
Irish 'bad bank' members chosen
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announces the names of the nine board members of country's 'bad bank'.
Court says Lebedev arrest illegal
Russia's Supreme Court rules that the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's business partner Platon Lebedev in 2003 was illegal.
Consumers look to pay off debts
High Street banks provide more evidence of consumers concentrating on savings and paying off debts in the downturn.
Bank voted 9-0 for unchanged rate
The nine Bank of England policy committee members all voted to hold interest rates in December, minutes show.
Microsoft Word sales ban upheld
A US appeals court upholds a $290m (£182m) verdict against Microsoft in a patent dispute with Canadian company i4i.
Venezuela orders power rationing
Venezuela imposes power cuts on industry and businesses to save its limited energy resources and avoid blackouts.
World Bank to lend Vietnam $500m
The World Bank approves a $500m loan to Vietnam from its low interest arm, its largest to the south east Asian country.
Rio Tinto accepts $2bn Alcan deal
Rio Tinto formally accepts a $2bn offer by Australian firm Amcor for four units of its Alcan Packaging businesses.
US growth rate revised downwards
The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.2% in the July to September period, the second downwards revision.
Fiat unveils one million car plan
Fiat unveils plans to increase annual car production in Italy to one million, but says it will still shut its Sicily factory.
Airlines hit back at US criticism
Airlines hit back at a Justice Department report that says a deal on flights could lead to 'competitive harm'.
Firefox for mobile ready to debut
The first version of the Firefox web browser for mobile phones is "days away" from launch, the head of the project says.
UK contraction less than thought
The UK economy shrank by 0.2% between July and September, revised figures show, indicating it is still officially in recession.
Kroenke called on to reveal plans
A spokesman for Alisher Usmanov calls on fellow Arsenal shareholder Stan Kroenke to reveal his intentions for the club.
BBC net TV plan gets green light
The BBC has been tentatively given permission to participate in Project Canvas, a joint venture to develop net TV services.
Bank charges challenge dropped
The Office of Fair Trading has decided to drop its investigation into the fairness of bank overdraft charges.