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Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34:15 GMT

The numbers visiting from overseas increased by 7% in June but British residents' trips abroad also rose.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:45 GMT

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09:22 GMT

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:37 GMT

The president is dropping plans for the business panel after ending two other advisory groups.

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:13:21 GMT

UK food and drink exports rise to £10.2bn in the first half of the year, the largest value on record.

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:04:02 GMT

West Sussex offers the best quality of life in retirement, according to new research.

Heineken-Punch Taverns pub deal cleared by CMA

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:42:43 GMT

The brewer avoids an in-depth investigation of its takeover of Punch by offering to sell off some pubs.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:37:09 GMT

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

FTSE 100 down as airlines shares drop after Spain attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:10:35 GMT

Shares in airlines fall as investors worry about the impact of the Barcelona terror attack on tourism.

Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:16 GMT

Sir Philip Green shakes up Topshop management in a bid to revive his ailing retail empire.

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:37:04 GMT

Chinese e-commerce giant posts bumper profit but earnings are down for US big box retailer.

DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:17:19 GMT

The UK's two biggest home improvement chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a fall in sales.

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:57:54 GMT

The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth since 2014.

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:32:30 GMT

Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

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.

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?

India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:13:38 GMT

Among the millions affected by India's partition were people with businesses they had run for decades.

India and Pakistan economies: 70 years on

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:39:38 GMT

What has become of India's and Pakistan's economies, 70 years after independence from Britain and partition?

Creating a robot to combat loneliness

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:59:01 GMT

Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:55:40 GMT

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:19:45 GMT

Nestle is launching a new version of the Walnut Whip - but without the famous nut on its peak.

Brexit bounce?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:23 GMT

The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.

Cyber pirates

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:34 GMT

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Contactless charity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:09 GMT

Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?

What's in a name?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:23:15 GMT

China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.

Germany's 'hidden champions'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:27:18 GMT

Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.

King's ransom

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

Changing formats

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.

The right note?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:38 GMT

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Have it your way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:44 GMT

Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.

Cathedrals of commerce

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:18 GMT

These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.

Bouncing back

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:06:18 GMT

How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.

Trade zone North America

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:13:31 GMT

In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.

Generation wanderlust

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:58:27 GMT

How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".

Wired weeding

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:59:15 GMT

A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.

Cardboard connoisseur

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:56 GMT

It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.

'Business as usual'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:52:11 GMT

Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.

Gloves off

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:51:23 GMT

Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?

Kings of the road

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:20:09 GMT

The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.