US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

Unemployment ticks up to 6.2% but growth remains robust

Companies pay for pound’s relentless rise

Impact of currency appreciation can be counted in billions

Gaza ceasefire quickly falls apart

Israeli soldier abducted during efforts to destroy Hamas tunnel

Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

John Lewis arm warns of turbulent time for retailers

Edelman China chief missing amid probe

US PR group says Cao ‘co-operating with authorities’

Sberbank says sanctions hit global finance

Russia’s largest lender argues EU action will not ease Ukraine crisis

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Mobile operators win UK licence fee cut

Levy increase reduced by 20% after backlash

Tax haven buyers set off property alarm

More than £122bn of UK property held offshore

Iliad shares fall on T-Mobile bid

Analysts raise strategy doubts on Xavier Niel’s move

UK manufacturing growth slows down

PMI reading is lowest in a year but still positive

RBS curbs its exposure to Russia

Bank says lending down £100m in first half of year

Comment and Analysis

Captain Charlie May outside his tent during training on Salisbury Plain, England

The first world war: soldiers’ testimonies

Even 100 years since the war broke out, eloquent memoirs are still surfacing, writes David Stevenson

When crime stops paying

To an economist, tougher sentencing in the wake of the 2011 riots offers a fascinating natural experiment

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Sex, drugs and heavy pruning

Last chance to feed and neuter the flowers before the holidays – and how not to feel homesick abroad

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