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How to cash in on a solar eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:38 GMT

A total solar eclipse is visible across the US on Monday for the first time in nearly a century.

'I couldn't tell my parents I had started a business'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:38 GMT

Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.

How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:05:36 GMT

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

Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:34 GMT

Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:24 GMT

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

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?