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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.
The first of 1.3 million Morris Minors, Britain's cheap post-war runabout, rolled off the production lines on this day in 1948.
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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.

The IMF has forecast a recession in Latin America, but investors needn’t worry

The Latin American economy may be slowing down, but it it better equipped than ever to ride it out, says James McKeigue.

Gold is turning – this is how to profit

John C Burford examines trading sentiment data to see where the gold price is heading to next.

Guy Burgess: the spy who was more Mr Bean than Mr Bond

What’s extraordinary about Guy Burgess is how the boastful spy got away with it for so long.

The Fed wants a weaker US dollar – here’s what that means for your money

The US dollar has a huge influence on the global economy – a stronger dollar makes life harder for just about everyone. John Stepek looks at what this means for investors, and how you could profit.

If your VW was rigged, here’s what to do next

If yours is one of the Volkswagen cars caught up in the emissions scandal, Marina Gerner explains what steps you can take.

Markets: FTSE 100 ends the week on a high

The FTSE 100 ended the week with further gains on Friday, climbing 0.7% to close at 6,416 – up 4.7% on the week.

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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.