US economy adds 295,000 jobs in February

Unemployment rate falls more than expected to 5.5%

Dollar at 11-year high on jobs boost

S&P 500 futures fall as Treasury yields spike

Executives face spring offensive on pay

Protests expected at company meetings ahead of UK election

Le Pen lays out vision to govern France

National Front leader is biggest political force ahead of 2017 polls

Home secretary Theresa May
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Incoming Tories see May as next likely leader

Home secretary ahead of Johnson in poll of candidates

Tokyo looks at legalising noisy children

City eyes exception to 45-decibel rule that hampers day care

Election race tightens for main parties

Predictor shows no outright victory for Tories or Labour

Thomas Cook shares soar on Fosun deal

Chinese group plans to increase holding in UK tour operator

The view of Old Trafford stadium from the top of Hotel Football
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Manchester’s Hotel Football

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s football-themed hotel comes complete with rooftop pitch

Iran hardliners fear Rouhani nuclear deal

Critics sense a swell of support for moderate president

Britishness may not be enough for HoF

Well-known brands have struggled with Chinese tastes

Comment and Analysis

Illustration by Barry Falls of partygoing couple and New Young Puritans
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New Young Puritans: student life isn’t what it used to be

Study hard, volunteer, write your CV . . . a serious-minded generation has emerged out of the crisis

Poor productivity equals stagnant wages

IFS figures show the weakness of the recovery in household incomes

Google #TheDress and a bigger truth

The ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings could mean sites dealing in rumour fall below more credible sources

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"For the young rent is over 40% of wages. Why do we have to keep paying the rentiers who generate no wealth? We don't need a new productivity revolution, we need to crush the rentiers. There is your paradigm shift."
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