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The Co-operative Group says it's had the worst 12 months in its 150-year history. From farms to pharmacies, it's still one of the most recognised brands in the UK. But its troubled bank has cost it dear, and its grocery arm has been squeezed by rivals. We take an in-depth look at the group's businesses ...
Two failed takeovers, a management resignation and a 10 digit banking loss... What's gone wrong at the Co-op, and can the group put a line under the bad news? Plus: Who saved all the pies? We ask former England footballer Danny Mills why he's putting his money into rescuing a chain of pasty shops. And, ...
The days when a cheap can of beans could get us to the checkout are long gone... Two retail experts chew over what Tesco needs to do to get the tills ringing again.

New figures show the Chinese economy has grown by 7.4% over the past year. But is that too much or too little? We crunch the numbers.

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Are small- and medium-sized businesses getting access to the finance they need to grow? We talk to Britain's biggest bank. Also, shares in tech companies have been on the slide in recent weeks. Is it a blip - or the bursting of a bubble? Plus, two big websites have been hacked into following the exposure ...
Is the cost of living coming down? Real wages are set to rise for the first time in six years according to a leading forecaster on the economy. Floods and falling milk prices have made 2014 a tough year for many farmers, so why is farmland becoming more valuable? And as the world's largest cosmetic company ...
Former City minister Lord Myners quits the board of the Co-operative Group following criticism of his plans to reform the troubled mutual. What does the departure say about the future of the Co-op? Marks & Spencer has revealed another star-studded advertising campaign. But is it enough to light up sales? ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has vastly increased its predictions for growth in the UK this year...but do we place too much importance on these numbers when they are so routinely altered. Italian businessman Massimo Cellino completes his takeover of Championship side Leeds United, according ...
The potential for thousands of new supermarket jobs has been welcomed by the Prime Minister, but do we have the skills to fill them? We also look at the impact of the end of support for Windows XP software, plus why buying a house is going to cost you just a little bit more than it did a week ago.
As a big week to push exporting begins, is enough really being done to help business sell abroad. A report out today claims customers are the ones suffering as banks continue to fight past battles. And it was in Brighton on April 6th 1974 that the world first learnt about Abba. But it's not just all ...
It has long been criticised for poor customer service and for a slew of hidden charges that bump up flight prices, but Ryanair is taking steps to improve its image. The company's new marketing boss is live with us in the studio. Bailiffs will be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical ...
The European Parliament will discuss how to tighten up the rules on bankers bonuses today. The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce. And it seems it's not just prices attracting us to discount retailers - the quality ...
A third of Europe's gas supply comes from Russia and half of that passes through Ukraine. How is the current crisis is affecting supplies? Tim Parker, Chief Executive of Samsonite, has turned around the flagging fortunes of companies ranging from Clarks Shoes to Kwik Fit. He explains how he chooses which ...
New regulations on peer-to-peer lending to protect investors are being put in place to ensure people understand the risks they are taking. The chief executive of the UK's largest pension fund managers, Legal and General, tells us why he thinks there's a lack of confidence to invest in the UK right now. ...
Five years ago, the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5% - and it's still there. We ask what that's meant for savers and borrowers. With more and more of us getting our news on the web - are newspapers on the way out? We talk to Mike Darcey, head of News UK, which owns The Sun ...
Are children becoming unaffordable? A report out today suggests many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than they pay for their mortgages. Stock markets around the world have tumbled following the escalating crisis in Ukraine - we ask what that means for all of us. And an ...
The US publishes its latest economic figures today and the growth rate for the end of last year is likely to be revised down. Meanwhile, freezing temperatures and snow storms across the US are likely to have dented growth in the first quarter of this year - so what does this mean for the US economic ...
Big losses and big bonuses are expected when Royal Bank of Scotland releases its latest figures. The Low Pay Commission has recommended an above-inflation hike in the minimum wage for the first time since the financial crisis - but is that really good news for low paid workers? And plans to make pre-nuptial ...
One of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy. Another interesting day ahead for the economy as we find out where growth in the last quarter was coming from and which sectors are perhaps still ...
Flood-hit farmers are to find out how the Government's £10m disaster fund will help them recover from the devastation to their land. We talk to the President of the National Farmers Union. Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy explains why some businesses have done better than others during the recession. ...
Wake Up To Money takes a closer look at Sir Ian Wood's report into the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry. Vodafone starts doling out tens of billions of pounds in dividends to shareholders today. We ask where all that money will end up. And what next for the gadget in your hand as mobile phone ...
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