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Bargain Hunter: Win a free toy dog to give your children the spirit of Churchill

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Mark Dampier: China may divide investors but the untapped potential is vast

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Money Insider: Make a will, otherwise your financial assets could go unclaimed

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Donald MacInnes: Sometimes your goal in life is just not worth defending

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