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Dave’s bromance with Obama means little for Britain

Is Barack Obama sincere in his praise for David Cameron or is it all just politics? Emily Hohler reports.

Energy bills finally start to fall

Households have started to see a cut in their energy bills after utility companies pass on lower gas prices.

UK rate hike delayed until 2016

The Bank of England has pushed back the likely date of an interest-rate hike due to weak inflation.

What the milk glut tells us

Whether it’s milk or oil, prices around the world are falling off a cliff edge, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The real cost of a pint of milk

Supermarket price wars mean that milk is getting cheaper. That’s good news for consumers, but not for Britain’s embattled dairy farmers, says Simon Wilson.

BoE hawks back down

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously against raising rates, with two hawks switching sides. Dr Matthew Partridge asks – we are ever going to see a rate hike?

Is Cameron too frit for TV debates?

David Cameron’s threatened no-show at the TV debates looks like an admission of defeat.

The crisis in our hospitals

“NHS in crisis” headlines have become an annual event. But are things really as bad as all that? Simon Wilson reports.

'Joyflation’: beware the sting in the tail

Falling prices might make us feel good. But they won’t seem so nice when the economy comes crashing down, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Windfall profits should be left to markets, not snuffled up by states

Windfall taxes are a quick fix for cash-strapped governments, says Matthew Lynn. But they do serious long-term damage.

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