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Fri 5th Jun 2009

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Smoking costs firms billions

Smoking costs UK forms 2.1 billion a year, according to a study at London School of Economics reported by the Daily Mail and the Mirror.

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Fri 24th Apr 2009

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Recession deepening as GDP fall accelerates

The recession deepened in the first quarter of 2009, as the UK's GDP fell by 1.9 per cent, compared with 1.6 per cent the previous quarter. The increased rate of decline in output was due to weaker services and production output, latest figures from ONS show. 

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Wed 22nd Apr 2009

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Jobless over two million for the first time since 1997

The jobless total has risen above two million for the first time since 1997, as the recession takes a hold.

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Tue 14th Apr 2009

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Sexy Statisticians

Are statisticians sexy? Well, some are ...

Hal Varian, Chief Economist for Google, (pictured here) thinks being a statistician is a very sexy job. Here's what he had to say recently in McKinsey Quarterly

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Tue 7th Apr 2009

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Measuring Migration

THE bid to stregthen the UK's creaking system to measuring migration needs stronger management, says the Statistics Authority in a new report.

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