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Thousands of jobs at risk at Sainsbury's

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:05:26 GMT

The supermarket chain is looking to save £500m over the next three years.

Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:49 GMT

The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:16:52 GMT

US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:35 GMT

The company's chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, joins social lender SoFi as chief executive.

UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:37:17 GMT

Government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, official figures show.

EasyJet's new chief kicks off reign with positive news

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55:29 GMT

The airline announces a 14% jump in revenues and senior management changes.

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:08 GMT

The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.

'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:21:30 GMT

Tariffs of up to 50% on imported goods will mostly hit South Korea and China.

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:10:20 GMT

The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.

Manchester United remain football's top revenue-generator

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:10 GMT

The Old Trafford club leads the Deloitte global football money league for the 10th time.

Uber plans shake-up of driver ratings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:39 GMT

Customers will be able to opt for drivers who are highly rated and have a nicer car.

EU creditors to start Greece debt-relief talks

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:48:50 GMT

The talks will focus on how to link any debt-relief measures to Greece's economic performance.

JLR cuts Land Rover production amid diesel uncertainty

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:51:37 GMT

The UK's biggest car maker will temporarily cut output amid Brexit fears and tax hikes on diesels.

Bacardi buys tequila maker Patron in $5.1bn deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:17:54 GMT

The deal is driven by the growing popularity of high-end tequila brands around the world.

Amazon opens its first grocery store in Seattle - with no tills

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:20:25 GMT

No tills? No problem. Inside Amazon's new, fully automated store, which has no checkouts.

Too many left out of growth, says IMF boss

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:05:31 GMT

Too many people are still being left out of the global recovery, says IMF's Christine Lagarde.

'Don't be afraid to ask for help'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:05:23 GMT

'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Macron says 'single market' membership must include open borders

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:05:38 GMT

The French president said a special trade deal between the UK and EU is possible.

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:08 GMT

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

How the zipper became a million dollar idea

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:17 GMT

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

Fighting for flexible working hours

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:37 GMT

Less than half of parents feel flexible working is an option in their workplace.

National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:35:48 GMT

Coach operator National Express signs up as a partner of horse racing operator the Jockey Club.

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:30:18 GMT

The move is aimed at preventing cryptocurrencies being used for crimes such as money laundering

#MeToo hits Davos

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:57 GMT

Gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but does the elite gathering have its own issue?

Sky dreamers

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:35:07 GMT

Congestion in cities and fears of climate change are spawning new ideas for air travel.

Davos bound

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:48 GMT

The World Economic Forum in Davos gets ready for US President Donald Trump.

Backpack midwife

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:11:16 GMT

For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.

Why should I care?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:59 GMT

Why should we care about the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss ski resort of Davos?

Exiled for being Jewish

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:40 GMT

As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader.

Switch on, switch off

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Flexible working

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:02:34 GMT

The mother who had to give up her job to fit in childcare

Modern day slaves

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:13 GMT

There are 13,000 modern slavery victims in the UK, the BBC's Nina Warhurst meets one man who managed to escape.

Ukraine's secret

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:40:34 GMT

Ukraine's IT sector is flourishing despite continuing conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east.

Better balance

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:01:59 GMT

As the number of employees working over 48 hours a week rises, some companies are experimenting to find better work-life balance.

Made in Medellin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:05:01 GMT

How two student friends set up and grew popular bikini and swimsuit business Agua Bendita.

Paris, London

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Carillion fallout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:27:40 GMT

Carillion's collapse throws the future of its big UK building projects and those that work on them into doubt.

Heads up

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:34 GMT

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

'That's it, go home'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:16:36 GMT

How the collapse of Carillion has affected those who worked with and for the company.

Auto changes

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:54:02 GMT

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

Carillion's woes

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:52:40 GMT

The construction firm is to be liquidated after its huge financial troubles finally overwhelmed it.

'Optimism similar to last crisis'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:16 GMT

Current global economic optimism is reminiscent of run-up to 2008 financial crisis, says Barclays boss.

Bosses eye more global growth

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:35:44 GMT

Some 57% of chief executives expect the global economy to expand this year, says PwC.

Davos explained: In 90 seconds

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:22:40 GMT

The World Economic Forum kicks off its meeting in Davos, and this year Donald Trump will be among the attendees.