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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.

Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

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.

Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:25:36 GMT

Taxi app firm says it is willing to change, as Tories clash with Labour and unions over Uber's future.

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.

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.

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:45 GMT

UK tech firm Imagination, which has designed chips for iPhones, is being bought for £550m.

Brexit: Firms call for action after May's Florence speech

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:28:32 GMT

After Theresa May's Brexit speech, business groups say it is now time for progress on trade and transition.

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.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:08:54 GMT

The Facebook chief executive says he still plans to sell up to $12bn (£9bn) of stock to fund philanthropy.

Solar panel imports 'harm US producers'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:22:25 GMT

President Trump will make a decision on help for US solar manufacturers after a trade panel ruling.

Visitor numbers to UK hit record in July

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:46:07 GMT

The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time.

Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:13:26 GMT

The town immortalised by 'The Office' is a "prime spot" for jobs and a good quality of life.

Eurozone sees 'burst of activity' in September

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:20:05 GMT

The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey indicates.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

FTSE 100 recovers as sterling slips

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:27:25 GMT

UK shares reverse early losses to head higher while the pound dips after Theresa May's Brexit speech.

Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:35:40 GMT

Analysts say the situation would have to be catastrophic for investors to flee the currency.

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

Gambia's all-female oyster catchers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:04:43 GMT

The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.

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.