6 March 2015 Last updated at 16:49 ET

US adds 295,000 jobs in FebruaryUS welder

The US economy adds 295,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7%, Labor Department figures show.

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Apple, the biggest US company by market value, will be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 19 March.

Female worker in Johannesburg South Africa in Vodacom shopVodafone offers global maternity deal

Vodafone is introducing a worldwide maternity policy, offering significantly better terms than the statutory minimum in the countries where it operates.

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