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Apprenticeship vacancies 'rise 24%'

Tue, 2014-02-04 19:06
Apprenticeships are growing in popularity among both employers and young people, according to figures from the National Apprenticeship Service.

'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce

Tue, 2014-02-04 18:57
The Obama health law will cut the number of full-time workers by 2.3 million as some curtail hours to hold on to subsidies, budget analysts say.

ANZ customers win partial victory

Tue, 2014-02-04 18:54
Australia's Federal Court says late fees charged by banking giant ANZ to customers were unconscionable and exorbitant.

'Nudge unit' privatisation unveiled

Tue, 2014-02-04 18:40
A Cabinet Office policy unit aimed at "nudging" people into making better lifestyle choices has been re-launched as a joint venture mutual company selling its services to government.

Colombia army dismissal over spying

Tue, 2014-02-04 18:12
Colombia's government dismisses the army's head of security following reports that army agents spied on officials negotiating with Farc rebels.

Speedy cyclists are better looking

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:48
Top performers in the Tour de France were considered better looking in an experiment that shows the power of evolution, say scientists.

'Animal Pompeii' wiped out creatures

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:47
Scientists believe fossil beds in northern China are packed with the victims of a volcanic explosion much like that that hit the Roman City of Pompeii.

Pain 'dimmer switch' discovered

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:42
Pain sensitivity is controlled by a genetic "dimmer switch", which can potentially be re-set, a study on twins suggests.

Morgan Stanley pays out $1.25bn

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:28
Investment bank Morgan Stanley agrees to pay $1.25bn to settle a lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Jackdaws protect nests 'with eyes'

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:26
Jackdaws' bright eyes frighten off their competitors, according to scientists.

In pictures: Soviet posters of the silent screen

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:15
Soviet film posters of the 1920s

Young discouraged from skills route

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:12
Many young people who chose a vocational route over an academic one say they were actively discouraged from following that path, a survey suggests.

Maths teacher boost for colleges

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:10
Graduates who take up a maths teaching post at a further education college in England are to be given a "golden hello" of £7,500.

Pacific castaway 'mulled suicide'

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:58
The castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific has said he considered killing himself but was determined to survive.

New strain of 'deadly' bird flu

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:52
Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.

Silk Road 'mastermind' charged

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:52
The US charges a 29-year-old California man alleged to be the owner of Silk Road, a drug website that brokered $1bn (£613m) in transactions.

NHS fraud rises by 42% in five years

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:39
A BBC Scotland investigation finds that fraud in the NHS has risen by 42% in the past five years.

Microsoft can still learn from Gates

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:39
What Microsoft's co-founder can still teach the firm

Groves wants Froch defeat wiped off

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:31
George Groves calls for his defeat by Carl Froch to be declared "no contest", claiming the referee was wrong to end the fight.

In pictures: David Hockney prints

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:22
David Hockney's 'overlooked' career as printmaker celebrated

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