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Everything You've Shared On Facebook Soon Will Be Searchable By Friends

When Facebook introduced Graph Search, its internal search engine, back in January, it turned out to be anything but the Google killer some folks predicted, or hoped, it would be. It allowed for some interesting searches on specific things like people, places, photos, and interests–but not Facebook …

Savings tricks: How to earn 5pc

Some accounts are paying up to 5pc interest on your savings - you just have to know where to look.<p>Savers who prefer to keep money in cash accounts face the worst drought ever seen in Britain. The average one-year fixed rate bond now pays just 1.56pc, according to Bank of England figures published …

Finance

7 summer changes to employment law and tribunal rules

Introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and the Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013, these …

Third of small firms refuse to comply with auto enrolment

A third of UK small businesses have no intention of complying with the new auto enrolment legislation on pensions, according to new research.<p>Almost a third (32pc) of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have admitted that they plan to ignore the forthcoming auto enrolment legislation. As a …

Investing

Poundland plans to grow to 1,000 stores after sales surge

Poundland is considering a stock market flotation in the first half of 2014 after a sharp increase in annual sales.<p>The company, which is controlled by private equity group Warburg Pincus, wants to more than double in size in the UK to 1,000 stores and is also plotting expansion into Europe.<p>Jim …

Stock Markets

Business news and markets: as it happened, October 1, 2013

Wall Street rises slightly as traders bet that shutdown will be shortlived<p><b>Latest</b><p><b>17.31</b> That's all from us. Follow our dedicated <b>US shutdown blog</b> for more news and analysis from across the pond.<p>Have a great evening.<p><b>16.43</b> In the wake of Monday's excitement, when the <b>FTSE 100</b> fell 50.44 points on fears …

Bill Clinton

The Bigger Battles Behind The Shutdown

The good folks at PBS thought they had a good idea in 1973 when they decided to air a documentary series called “An American Family.” This was supposed to be an unprecedented inside look at a real family in the Midwest, the Louds, in their day-to-day life. And we viewers became privy to …

What Obamacare Means For The Self-Employed, The Startup Worker, The Freelancer

The Affordable Care Act kicks in today, and President Obama’s shake-up of the system could well mean a change in the risks you take in your professional career. Here’s why.<p>Today is the first day of what could be a long and happy life for Obamacare, the president’s stab at making cheaper health care …

FPC gives banks a year to create cyber attack plan

Britain's banks have been instructed to strengthen their defences against the “growing” threat of cyber attacks.<p>The Bank of England and the Treasury are so concerned about the vulnerability of UK lenders to computer hackers they want board directors to draw up plans to address the issue within the …

Cybersecurity

Grand Designs's Kevin McCloud raises £1.9m through Crowdcube

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has raised a record-breaking £1,904,540 through Crowdcube – the largest amount ever raised through an equity …

Housing

Minimum wage rises to £6.31

The National Minimum Wage today rises by 12p for adults, in line with recommendations by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) made in April. This sets the …

Over-complicated RBS must lend more, says new chief executive Ross McEwan on first day in charge

The new chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland has marked his first day in charge with a pledge to increase lending and simplify the bank.<p>Ross McEwan, said he wanted to “create a bank that is known for exceptional customer service and not for failure”, admitting that “sometimes we make it too …

Investing

We're just going to hope no life-threatening asteroids head toward Earth during the government shutdown. How the shutdown affects the tech industry: http://f-st.co/pzJnf0c