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Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:33:37 GMT

Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.

'Misleading' online shopping returns policies revealed

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:32:20 GMT

Which? studied the websites of 46 retailers and supermarkets. It says that all but one had errors.

Goldman Sachs reveals gender pay gap

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:37:06 GMT

The bank reveals a large pay gap, adding it is committed to getting more women into senior positions.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:35:36 GMT

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

Camelot warns of 'low level' National Lottery hack

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:22:16 GMT

Customers should change their passwords as a precaution, the National Lottery owner says.

Wetherspoon profits up as restaurant trade hits tough times

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:39:28 GMT

Boss Tim Martin says his pub chain is "doing quite well" despite tougher times in the sector.

Insurers warn of travel premium rise

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:27:44 GMT

The cost of new policies could soon rise if the principles of a Brexit deal aren't hammered out next week, insurers say.

Currys PC World apologises for extra charges on laptops

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:46:26 GMT

Customers report being charged up to £40 more for laptops than the online advertised price.

Li Ka-Shing: Asia's second-richest person retires

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:25 GMT

Li Ka-Shing's business interests range from ports and telecoms to retail including the UK's Superdrug.

Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:37:57 GMT

For the sixth year running, Scotland's visitor attractions have outperformed the rest of the UK.

Farm Bank: Founder accused of defrauding gamers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:05:29 GMT

Turkish social media users have accused the mobile gaming site founder of "milking" them before fleeing to Uruguay.

Coutts star banker in sexual harassment claims

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:14:50 GMT

A top banker at Coutts, the private bank used by the Queen, is at the centre of a series of complaints about sexual harassment

Payment fraud: Millions lost in money transfer trick

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:51:33 GMT

Victims of a fraud which leads them to transfer money to a con-artist are typically losing nearly £3,000.

Householders may be 'in too deep' over debt, says FCA

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:49:00 GMT

Consumer credit levels are close to a 2008 peak, says a city regulator boss.

Merlin Network strikes streaming deals for independent music in China

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:22:50 GMT

The digital rights agency says the licensing agreements will give their members access to about 90% of China's digital music listeners.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

Trial shifts 'took advantage of me'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:34 GMT

Meghan Wright from Edinburgh says trial shifts at Nando's and a supermarket creche took advantage of her inexperience and of her wanting paid work.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:52:31 GMT

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

The office where only women are allowed to work

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:18:18 GMT

There have been men-only clubs for centuries. The Wing is a co-working space in New York exclusively for women.

The reusable nappy company with big ambitions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:30 GMT

Mexican business Ecopipo exports its fabric, washable nappies around the world.

French baker disputes fine for opening every day

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:45:50 GMT

A small town's only baker was open for business every day last summer, breaking strict labour rules.

Pierce Brosnan says India mouth freshener brand 'cheated' him

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:40:32 GMT

Pierce Brosnan tells Indian officials a mouth freshener brand misled him about its harmful effects.

Blooming pensions

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:38:22 GMT

From 5 April nine million workers in auto enrolment will have to decide whether to pay increased contributions

Singled out

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:36:01 GMT

Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.

Adapt or die

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:30 GMT

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:07:50 GMT

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Remote shoppers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:11:54 GMT

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Penny pitching

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:25:57 GMT

The Treasury is seeking views about the future of our coins - but what uses do 1p and 2p pieces have?

Fail harder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:28:17 GMT

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Baby steps

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Sending home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:07:58 GMT

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Model citizens

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

Career conversion

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:10:24 GMT

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

No Budget?

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:55:25 GMT

The Spring Budget was the most important economic statement of the year, but then it moved to the autumn.

Nuclear fallout

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:47:13 GMT

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

Hot dogs

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:53:47 GMT

Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.

Fly drive

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:02:51 GMT

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

'I founded a bank'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:50:06 GMT

On International Women's Day, meet Anne Boden, the Swansea tech entrepreneur who founded her own bank.