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Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm's apology

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:56 GMT

The London mayor welcomes an apology from Uber's boss in which the firm accepted it "must change".

Bank of England sounds alarm on debt bubble risks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:55:36 GMT

UK banks could lose 20% of all consumer loans in a severe economic downturn, the Bank of England says.

Aldi reports record sales but profits drop amid price war

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:32:06 GMT

The chain blames the profit fall on efforts to keep prices low and the cost of opening new stores.

Motor insurance cost 'widens between sexes'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:50:27 GMT

Insurers have been banned from using gender as a factor when setting premiums for the past four years.

Air Berlin pushes ahead with EasyJet and Lufthansa talks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:47:27 GMT

The insolvent German airline says it is pushing ahead with negotiations about a possible sale.

UK's oldest postcard firm set to close

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:27:43 GMT

The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.

Deloitte hit by data breach

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:24:14 GMT

The corporate finance giant says "very few" clients are affected.

John McDonnell 'would bring existing PFI contracts in-house'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:55:11 GMT

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says "wasteful" contracts will be brought back into public sector.

Gender pay gap widens for managers

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:03:26 GMT

For the UK's 3.3 million managers, men earn more than a quarter more on average than women.

Women's retirement reform pledged by Labour

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:05:34 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s would be offered the option of a state pension at 64.

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:28:58 GMT

Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:32:31 GMT

The Labour leader says staying a member could limit the government's powers to invest in industry.

New Zealand flights return to normal after pipeline repairs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:05:20 GMT

Airlines at Auckland Airport will receive more jet fuel supplies after a burst pipe was repaired.

UK credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:06:48 GMT

Rating agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:37:15 GMT

Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

Do you still send postcards?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:31:00 GMT

The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.

CEO Secrets: 'If we soften up, our readers will go'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:05 GMT

Known as the Private Eye of the tech world The Register loves to satirise industry giants - and it's paying off.

Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:47:11 GMT

The Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise.

How this family shop lasted 150 years

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:20:02 GMT

The secrets of a hardware store which opened in 1867 and is still going strong.

What if the animals we eat run out of food?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:26:47 GMT

The man who's turning food waste into maggot-based animal feed.

Vauxhall: Luton distribution centre marks 50th year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:09:24 GMT

Vauxhall's main distribution centre in Luton was one of the largest facilities in the country when it opened in 1967.

Smart farming's 'eye in the sky'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:24 GMT

Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.

How business is driving the new space race

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:04:08 GMT

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Denim double down

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:35 GMT

The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.

Not so fantastic

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:20 GMT

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

Missing marvel

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:46:28 GMT

Tim Harford chose 50 essential inventions that shaped the modern economy, but what should be the 51st?

Rounding up

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:10:51 GMT

The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender from 16 October when shops can refuse to accept them.

Big kids

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15:11 GMT

High street brands are currently enamoured with unicorns, mermaids, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket.

Invisible threat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:47 GMT

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Cork questioned

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:30 GMT

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:17 GMT

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Ryanair cancellations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:21:44 GMT

The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

Rebel to geek

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:18:32 GMT

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

Success story

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:03:22 GMT

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:54:06 GMT

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Smart money

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:46 GMT

Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

Red gold

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:35 GMT

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:33:10 GMT

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Northern Rock

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:22:33 GMT

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Cashing out

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:25:09 GMT

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.