The Independent paper to close in March

Move online follows sale of sister publication for £24m

Construction shrinks more than expected

Statistics add to evidence that economic growth is slowing

Gross, Pimco rivalry hinges on US economy

Investor pins hopes of beating former company on gloom

Stocks strive to rally after fraught week

Banks bounce while gold and Bunds suffer profit-taking

World powers agree swift Syria ceasefire

Munich talks spark US-Russia led move for nationwide truce

Clinton shifts tactics in debate

Sanders holds his own on foreign policy as Clinton attempts attack

The Riversimple Rasa hydrogen-powered prototype

Rasa hydrogen car to start public trials

Car to be offered on mobile phone-style contract with monthly fee

First-time buyers spend £70k on rent

Years of high-cost renting prevents tenants saving for a deposit

US and European junk bonds tumble

Investors reject high-yield issues in flight to haven assets

Beware Amazon pensions, warns UK minister

Ros Altmann on disruption in the auto-enrolment market

Families seeking the 'Downton Abbey' experience can rent a manor house complete with uniformed staff and classic cars
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Butlers help renters mind their manors

Rich families can now get the full country house experience

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