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Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:53:26 GMT

Mr Trump's comments about violence in Virginia had sparked a series of resignations.

National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:00:23 GMT

The government's latest campaign lists 230 employers who failed to pay the minimum wage.

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:05:24 GMT

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa and the German government of colluding to carve up the failed airline.

Dulux owner Akzo Nobel strikes truce with activist investor

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:37:12 GMT

Elliott agrees to halt its long-running feud with paint maker Akzo Nobel and suspend legal action.

Unemployment falls to new 42-year low

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:07:35 GMT

The jobless rate has fallen to 4.4% official figures show, but the squeeze on real incomes continues.

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:19:45 GMT

Nestle is launching a new version of the Walnut Whip - but without the famous nut on its peak.

Amazon to open new Severn Beach warehouse in 2018

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:11:32 GMT

The retail giant says its new Bristol warehouse will create over 1,000 jobs.

Is the wages puzzle getting less puzzling?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:31:16 GMT

The latest unemployment figures may finally provide a clue on how to solve the wages puzzle.

Marine survey firm Gardline sold to Royal Boskalis Westminster

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:59:16 GMT

Gardline, founded by the Darling family in 1969, employs 750 people.

Uber privacy audits after 'God View' row

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:32 GMT

Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.

Admiral profits held back by rising personal injury costs

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:29 GMT

Shares in the insurer fall up to 7% as changes in the calculation of injury costs hold back profits.

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:36:47 GMT

An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.

IMF warns on China's credit boom

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:52:52 GMT

The International Monetary Fund says that China's credit growth is on a "dangerous trajectory".

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

'We can't get the skilled staff'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:32:15 GMT

Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.

Will you ever be able to retire?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:04:45 GMT

With people living longer and saving less, are we living through the death of retirement?

India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:13:38 GMT

Among the millions affected by India's partition were people with businesses they had run for decades.

India and Pakistan economies: 70 years on

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:39:38 GMT

What has become of India's and Pakistan's economies, 70 years after independence from Britain and partition?

Creating a robot to combat loneliness

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:59:01 GMT

Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.

'Baby modelling - why not?'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:54:01 GMT

An insight into the world of baby and child modelling in South Africa.

How the selfie stick became a million dollar idea

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:55:40 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the selfie stick became a million dollar idea.

'Tiffany' rings cost Costco $19.4m

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:31:23 GMT

The US wholesaler faces a big damages bill for selling "Tiffany" rings not made by the jeweller.

King's ransom

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

Changing formats

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.

The right note?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:38 GMT

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Have it your way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:44 GMT

Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.

Cathedrals of commerce

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:18 GMT

These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.

Bouncing back

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:06:18 GMT

How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.

Trade zone North America

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:13:31 GMT

In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.

Generation wanderlust

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:58:27 GMT

How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".

Wired weeding

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:59:15 GMT

A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.

Cardboard connoisseur

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:56 GMT

It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.

'Business as usual'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:52:11 GMT

Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.

Gloves off

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:51:23 GMT

Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?

Kings of the road

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:20:09 GMT

The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.

Cars for cheese?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:23:47 GMT

A free trade agreement does not normally mean the removal of all taxes, quotas and barriers.

'That was chilling'

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:34:06 GMT

Now a decade since the start of the global financial crisis, Lord Darling and others look back at that worrying time.

Shut down

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:04:43 GMT

Thousands of Ugandans have in recent years sought their fortune in the country's gold fields, but authorities have now clamped down hard on the unregistered miners.

Real deal

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT

As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.

From meds to medals

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:09:35 GMT

How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.

Spanish skills

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:15:32 GMT

How a small town in southern Spain has become the place where top brands source their leather goods.

Birth control

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

The devil's rope

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:36:36 GMT

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.

Specialist grocers

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:37:40 GMT

Asian groceries used to be available only through specialist supermarkets - until now.

'Cash is trash'

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:44:10 GMT

As the Bank of England keeps interest rates at a record low, is there any glimmer of hope for savers?

Amazon v Alibaba

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:05:39 GMT

As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is hotting up.


Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:04:06 GMT

Drones are offering a growing range of commercial possibilities, but pilots must be aware of the risks.

Nissan's union fight

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:14:26 GMT

Nissan workers around the world can join unions, but not in Mississippi. Will a vote change that?

Taking credit

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:18:26 GMT

President Trump says the rising stock market is a sign of a healthy economy, but how long can it last?

Face of the future

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:05:07 GMT

Canada has joined the top ranks of the world's best education system - and its secret weapon has been fairness.

No more vanilla

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:01:02 GMT

How ice cream makers are turning to exotic flavours from Asia to whet flagging appetites.

Robo drugs

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:07:25 GMT

Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.

Hungry for success

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:20:25 GMT

The man who says building a restaurant empire isn't about the food, it's about the service

The tax trick

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:17:26 GMT

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.

Time to run the world?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 01:06:09 GMT

Sheryl Sandberg selects a feminist anthem for Desert Island Discs and says girls should be told to lead.

Cancer debt

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:35:32 GMT

One of Britain's biggest banks is launching a new support service for cancer patients