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BBC News - Business

Prosecutors threaten trial walk-outs in CPS pay row

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:00:37 GMT

Lawyers complain about low fees for prosecution work, with 95% saying they would support a walk-out.


Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:05:37 GMT

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.


Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:44:22 GMT

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.


Paternity leave: 'All of my dad friends were incredibly jealous'

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 23:05:20 GMT

What's it like to get six months paid paternity leave?


What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft?

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:44:13 GMT

The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.


Gender pay gap: What is the pay gap where I work?

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:02:23 GMT

Use our look up to find out the pay gap at your company.


Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:19:23 GMT

Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen and his family were visiting Sri Lanka, where three of his four children died.


How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:58:03 GMT

Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".


What can bees teach economists about how markets work?

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 23:03:25 GMT

The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.


Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:46:16 GMT

You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.


'Why I quit as a barrister to follow my dream job'

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 23:04:48 GMT

Why Nisha Katona quit being a barrister to build an "authentic" Indian restaurant chain.


US vegan food-maker Beyond Meat eyes $1bn valuation

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:30:10 GMT

Beyond Meat says it wants to tap into the growing popularity of veganism.


'We made more than five billion teabags last year'

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 23:09:30 GMT

How Bettys & Taylors went from running teashops to selling tea around the globe.


The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:56:55 GMT

The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.


How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:06:57 GMT

Is content filtering tech the answer or is education and discussion the key to keeping kids safe?


Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:15:29 GMT

The electric carmaker entrepreneur makes a new promise on driverless vehicles.


Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers'

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:01:24 GMT

Organisers of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women say they are facing backlash at work.


AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:06:22 GMT

How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.


Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:06:01 GMT

Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.


How to create a period-friendly workplace

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:02:47 GMT

Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?


Shanghai Fashion Week: UK brands battle for China's growing market

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 04:36:38 GMT

UK fashion designers are chasing business in Shanghai - one of Asia's biggest fashion weeks.


Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:11:41 GMT

Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative?


Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:56:21 GMT

The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".


The nations of the Amazon want the name back

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:00:33 GMT

Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name. Why?


Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:21:48 GMT

Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.


Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:20:35 GMT

The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage".


Cathay Pacific to crack down on 'pilferage'

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:05:57 GMT

Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes.


Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:42:50 GMT

New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.


The workers juggling careers and caring

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:12:31 GMT

Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home carers.


'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways?

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:09:09 GMT

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.


Why a timely nudge might help us save money

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:48:13 GMT

Why an experiment in rural India may help us rekindle a savings habit, despite the squeeze in wages.


How 'digital twins' make a factory more efficient

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:01:27 GMT

The "digital twin" system allows the robots of the Siemens factory in Bad Neustadt to work more efficiently.


Should Google, Amazon and Facebook fear this woman?

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:17 GMT

Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their power?


Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:30:43 GMT

Samsung delays the release of its foldable smartphone after reviewers report broken screens.


Which? survey reveals customers' least favourite mobile network

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:48:11 GMT

Annual study of more than 6,000 mobile customers names most and least popular UK network providers.


Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 23:16:00 GMT

Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?


How to solve the plastic packaging paradox

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:07:51 GMT

Good packaging prevents waste, but too often becomes pollution.


How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 23:10:10 GMT

Many more firms are monitoring and analysing employee communications and behaviour. Does it work?


The estate where neighbours began to ‘vanish’

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:10:48 GMT

How a group of homeowners in Scotland won a fight to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired.


Will AI kill developing world growth?

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:08:04 GMT

Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.


‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:15:19 GMT

How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.


Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:31:32 GMT

President Trump tweeted that he would respect Mr Cain's wishes and not pursue the nomination.


Does your dinner come from a 'dark kitchen'?

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:08:05 GMT

Deliveroo's "dark kitchens" are workspaces allowing restaurants to meet demand for app deliveries.


Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:45:41 GMT

The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.


Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 23:10:53 GMT

Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers.


The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:10:48 GMT

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?


'Muslims don't date, we marry'

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:07:47 GMT

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.


How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:13:05 GMT

New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.


The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 23:12:05 GMT

Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades.


Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:37:54 GMT

UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.


Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:14:06 GMT

Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.


'A lot of the team started to get ill'

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:07:21 GMT

How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus outbreak.


How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:12:00 GMT

If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate


What's the new weapon against money laundering gangsters?

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 23:13:09 GMT

Can advanced technologies help track the cash criminals try to hide?


How high could the lowest salaries go?

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:58:14 GMT

The UK's lowest-paid workers are getting a pay rise - helping everyone from bar staff to carers.


Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:06:37 GMT

When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.


Trump backs Harley Davidson on EU trade tariffs

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:40:32 GMT

The US president vows to reciprocate against "unfair" EU duties on motorbikes.


Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:16:31 GMT

A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van.


What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:08:24 GMT

When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.


Reduced opening hours announced at 93 TSB branches

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:32:19 GMT

The bank has announced 71 Scottish branches and 22 in England will be affected by the changes from July.


Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:33:57 GMT

A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.


Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:05:54 GMT

Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.


Jet Airways: Taking the last flight of India's stricken airline

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:57:10 GMT

The prominent Indian airline has run out of cash and suspended all its flights.


'I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies'

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:36:01 GMT

How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.


'The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study'

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:55:08 GMT

Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.


Why India is one of world's most protectionist countries

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:09:36 GMT

As elections begin, India's high trade barriers are in the spotlight.


Life after a devastating mining disaster

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:29:11 GMT

Brazil's Brumadinho dam disaster is having consequences in towns which are near similar dams.


Why the US-China rivalry will not end with a trade deal

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:09:09 GMT

As the US and China edge closer to a trade deal, analysts expect a new battle in the technology sector.


Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:41 GMT

Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.


More than half of British firms 'report cyber-attacks in 2019'

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:04:56 GMT

Almost three quarters of companies are under-prepared for breaches, new research suggests.


How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:18:00 GMT

In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.


'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:01:31 GMT

Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.


Why India's rich don't give their money away

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:13:25 GMT

IT billionaire Azim Premji's recent pledge of $7.5bn has put Indian philanthropy in the spotlight.


Can post-industrial towns survive automation?

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:10:32 GMT

Former coal mining communities have been hit hard hit by a death of manufacturing.


'I feel refreshed': Brits embrace multiple careers

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:59:40 GMT

More than 320,500 self-employed people in Britain are working two or more jobs, new analysis suggests.


Crossrail: Transport boss 'urged to quit' over delays

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:11:17 GMT

A damning report says the project to build a new railway under London had an "overly optimistic" culture.


Cricket World Cup is about 'participation not profit'

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:05:26 GMT

Ex-South Africa World Cup cricket star Steve Elworthy steps up to the crease as boss of the 2019 ICC event.


Labour pledges to end 'slum' office housing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:37:52 GMT

It says current planning rules allow developers in England to convert offices into "rabbit hutch" homes.


Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:13:53 GMT

The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.


Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:10:48 GMT

Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.


Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:18:14 GMT

From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?


Can Northampton's 'dying' High Street be saved?

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:06:36 GMT

Northampton has lost three major retailers in five years. What can be done to stop the "downward spiral"?


Your next new car will try to stop you speeding

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:06:58 GMT

Drivers will find it harder to break speed limits, thanks to "intelligent speed assistance" systems.


'I had my misgivings about going abroad for surgery'

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:08:08 GMT

Studies show that a growing number of people are going overseas for medical treatment.


Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:09:04 GMT

Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.


Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:10:24 GMT

Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.