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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Price wars hit Sainsbury's sales
Sainsbury's has reported a fall in sales for the third quarter in a row as the supermarket price wars begin to take their toll.

Thousands unable to renew car tax
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

US dollar rally 'has years to go'
The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.

Tesco to be probed by regulator
Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

Free iPads as mortgage war escalates
Lloyds is offering home buyers free iPad mini tablets in an intensifying mortgage war between major banks.

Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.

MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.

France to shrink deficit by 2017
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.

Supermarkets pull FTSE 100 lower
Supermarket shares lead the FTSE lower after Sainsbury's reports another fall in sales and warns there is no sign of an improvement in trading.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Inheritance changes come into force
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.

Eleven 'Right to Build' areas chosen
The first councils to offer help to people wanting to build their own home through the Government's 'Right to Build' scheme are announced.

US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute
The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.