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Call to raise retirement age to at least 70

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:02:45 GMT

The looming pensions crisis is as serious as climate change, says the World Economic Forum.

The fishing port where the catch is soaring house prices

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:16:27 GMT

A Scottish fishing port has seen house prices very nearly double over the last decade.

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:05:33 GMT

National Grid says nearly a quarter of all electricity generation came from solar power at one point on Friday.

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:38:47 GMT

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the Conservatives and Labour should own up on economic plans.

US growth rate revised up to 1.2%

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:23 GMT

The US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the first three months of the year.

Walkers Crisps Gary Lineker campaign suffers Twitter sabotage

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:50:34 GMT

Crisp company's Twitter competition quickly turns into a parade of killers' photos.

New payday loan regulations come into force

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:07:20 GMT

Payday lenders now have to advertise on at least one price comparison site under new rules.

Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:37:11 GMT

In some cases, thieves used stolen cards for contactless payments weeks after the card was cancelled.

Pension Regulator website 'now fixed'

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:38:51 GMT

A computer glitch had threatened to stop thousands of small businesses registering for pensions

UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:07:12 GMT

The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 both hit record highs as the pound loses ground.

Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:48:12 GMT

The airport is working with airlines to get passengers's luggage to them "as soon as possible".

Frankie & Benny's owner sees shares jump

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:58:18 GMT

Restaurant Group says its turnaround plan is "progressing well" after the decline in its sales slows.

Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:02:32 GMT

The online retail giant increases its physical presence as its seventh outlet opens for business.

Housing market moving sideways, lenders say

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:28:25 GMT

Loans worth £18.4bn were advanced in April, a significant drop on the amount borrowed in March.

Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:48:50 GMT

One of the co-founders of the upmarket mixer drinks maker sells a 3.9% stake in the company.

Amazon opens seventh US bookstore

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:56 GMT

Amazon opens bookstore in New York

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT

It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

Why are so many Sri Lankans learning Chinese?

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT

China is behind the bulk of infrastructure development on the island of Sri Lanka - and many young Sri Lankans see opportunity in the growing links between the nations.

Making money-making movies on a budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:35 GMT

Film maker Jason Blum explains how you can make money-making movies on a low budget.

Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT

The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Where is the world's 'cast-off clothes' capital?

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:27:13 GMT

The city where second-hand clothing from the West is sent to be processed and reversioned for the African market.

What’s keeping Indian women from working?

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:10:09 GMT

Just one in five women in urban areas in India are in paid employment.

Cutting HIV and Aids treatments costs in South Africa

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:07:58 GMT

Cutting HIV and Aids treatments costs in South Africa with pharmaceuticals from India denies exploiting users' DNA

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:19:32 GMT

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Boots of Nottingham opens 'historic' digital archive

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:11 GMT

The archive, which has about 20,000 entries, reflects the company's 165 year history.

The British (pitch) invasion

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:47:31 GMT

The little-known tale of when the British inspired sports entrepreneurs to launch a football league in America.

Trapped in debt

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:21 GMT

China is investing billions in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese.

Mapping a new frontier

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:09:51 GMT

Share Lab uses flow charts and data analysis to map one of the greatest forces shaping our world - Facebook.

Paradise in the Med

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:54:43 GMT

Malta has tried to shake off claims it is the "Panama of the EU" - but the EU is worried about its tax system.

Bad sex scenes

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:09 GMT

As more and more people listen to podcasts, how can podcast makers make money from what they do?

Proud papa

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:55:48 GMT

Donald Trump is proposing the first, federal paid family leave law. How far does it go?

'Nothing we could do'

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:17 GMT

Mexico is the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could Donald Trump bring this to an end?

Not just Bitcoin...

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:07:22 GMT

Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

Doing it my way

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:29:21 GMT

More and more women in the UK are setting up their own firms as a way of reconciling the demands of work and family.

Brum in the sun

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:40:15 GMT

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

'Ordinary' people

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:27:59 GMT

Who are the 'hard-working' and 'ordinary' people that politicians love to appeal to?

Cuban revolution

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:35:07 GMT

As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Dough kidding

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:10:46 GMT

How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Fair shares?

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:04:00 GMT

The Nordic country's reputation for gender equality is not all it's made out to be.

More Pritt Stick than Pippa

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:06 GMT

Pippa Middleton's big day might have cost £250,000, but spending on the dress, the ring and the event is falling among most young brides.