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In September, US non-farm payrolls grew by 142,000, and August's gain was revised down to 136,000 from 173,000. It's the first time since 2012 that employment has risen by less than 150,000 for two months in a row.
Having failed to stoke revolution in Bolivia, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, one of history's most famous revolutionaries, was captured by the army and executed on this day in 1967.
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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author, peer and ex-banker Matt Ridley, about how nobody is in control of the world economy – and that' s exactly as it should be.

How Ralph Lauren styled the American dream

Legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren has stepped down as CEO. But he’s far from having given up all control of the fashion house he created.

Five of the best video games

Whether it’s a stroll round a deserted English village or a date with Batman, here are the five best video games to keep you busy on a Sunday afternoon.

Capital and Conflict podcast: is it finally time for gold miners to shine?

In this week’s Capital and Conflict podcast, Nick and Dan are joined by Dominic Frisby, to talk about the prospects for gold, and – more specifically – gold miners.

Big shake-up for Alliance Trust

There are major changes afoot at Dundee-based investment trust Alliance Trust. Sarah Moore explains.

Three Thai island getaways

Whether it’s soaking up the sun or honing your cookery skills, these three Thai islands are perfect for getting away from it all.

Art Deco properties on the market

From a ground-floor apartment in a Grade II-listed mansion block in Putney, London, to a Highland retreat designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Inverness.

From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

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A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.