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US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of Monday vote 21 Jan 2018, 8:33 pm

The senators are trying to reach a deal on spending and immigration ahead of a vote on Monday.

Exiled for being Jewish 21 Jan 2018, 6:10 pm

As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades years later to become a key business leader.

'World's richest 1% get 82% of the wealth', says Oxfam 21 Jan 2018, 6:06 pm

The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year, claims Oxfam.

'Don't be afraid to ask for help' 21 Jan 2018, 6:05 pm

'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub 21 Jan 2018, 6:02 pm

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts 21 Jan 2018, 4:43 pm

Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.

Theresa May vows to stop private sector 'pension abuse' 21 Jan 2018, 7:59 am

Theresa May says the government will stamp out abuses of workers' pensions in failing companies.

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU 21 Jan 2018, 6:52 am

A post-Brexit customs union is best for economic growth, the CBI's director general says.

Government introduces new product safety office 20 Jan 2018, 6:01 pm

The move comes after concerns over faulty appliances linked to several fires, including Grenfell.

Macron: 'Special' deal possible for UK, but it can't 'cherry-pick' rules 20 Jan 2018, 6:49 am

But the French president warns Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules.

Macron says 'single market' membership must include open borders 19 Jan 2018, 11:05 pm

The French president said a special trade deal between the UK and EU is possible.

Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust 19 Jan 2018, 6:31 pm

Why did the City start to bet against construction giant Carillion before it went bust?

Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts 19 Jan 2018, 6:22 pm

How has US growth, jobs, stocks and trade fared in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency?

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future 19 Jan 2018, 5:21 pm

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

Dixons Carphone boss leaves for Boots 19 Jan 2018, 5:02 pm

The head of the electronics retailer is switching to the cosmetics and chemist chain in a major move.

Amazon raises monthly Prime price in US 19 Jan 2018, 12:23 pm

The firm bumps up the monthly fee by $2, but the cost of an annual subscription was unchanged.

Dignity cuts funeral prices amid growing competition 19 Jan 2018, 11:29 am

Shares in Dignity, the UK's only listed funeral firm fall 50%, as it cuts prices by 25%.

Carpetright shares crash on profit warning 19 Jan 2018, 11:23 am

Shares in the retailer slump by 40% after the retailer suffers a "sharp deterioration" in UK trade.

Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030 19 Jan 2018, 11:18 am

The drinks giant is pledging to reclaim a used can or bottle for every one sold.

Zambia's traders protest at anti-cholera measures 19 Jan 2018, 7:24 am

Market traders in Zambia protest against government rules aimed at containing an outbreak of cholera.

Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer' 19 Jan 2018, 5:17 am

The app that's allowing Africa's fishermen to sell their catches directly to restaurants.

Switch on, switch off 18 Jan 2018, 6:46 pm

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

How the zipper became a million dollar idea 18 Jan 2018, 6:45 pm

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

Flexible working 18 Jan 2018, 6:02 pm

The mother who had to give up her job to fit in childcare

Fighting for flexible working hours 18 Jan 2018, 6:01 pm

Less than half of parents feel flexible working is an option in their workplace.

Modern day slaves 18 Jan 2018, 6:01 am

There are 13,000 modern slavery victims in the UK, the BBC's Nina Warhurst meets one man who managed to escape.

'If I tried to escape they said they would kill me' 18 Jan 2018, 6:00 am

"Peter" came to Britain looking for a new life but instead he was held captive and forced to work for nothing.

Ukraine's secret 17 Jan 2018, 6:40 pm

Ukraine's IT sector is flourishing despite continuing conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east.

Donald Trump's impact on trade in Asia 17 Jan 2018, 6:37 pm

What's been the impact of Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement?

Paris, London 16 Jan 2018, 7:38 pm

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Made in Medellin 16 Jan 2018, 6:05 pm

How two student friends set up and grew popular bikini and swimsuit business Agua Bendita.

Better balance 16 Jan 2018, 6:01 pm

As the number of employees working over 48 hours a week rises, some companies are experimenting to find better work-life balance.

Carillion fallout 16 Jan 2018, 11:27 am

Carillion's collapse throws the future of its big UK building projects and those that work on them into doubt.

Heads up 16 Jan 2018, 5:36 am

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying 15 Jan 2018, 6:20 pm

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

'That's it, go home' 15 Jan 2018, 9:16 am

How the collapse of Carillion has affected those who worked with and for the company.

Auto changes 15 Jan 2018, 5:54 am

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

Carillion's woes 15 Jan 2018, 3:52 am

The construction firm is to be liquidated after its huge financial troubles finally overwhelmed it.

Sticky business 14 Jan 2018, 6:00 pm

How a UK expat introduced Americans to the joys of traditional British desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding.

Trouble brewing 13 Jan 2018, 6:47 pm

Women say they are being groped at events, abused on social media and belittled in their jobs.

War on waste 13 Jan 2018, 6:25 pm

How the UK's big retailers are trying to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic waste they produce.

Socking it to 'em 12 Jan 2018, 6:33 pm

John Cronin and his father, Mark, explain how they've grown their colourful socks business.

Will taps run dry? 11 Jan 2018, 6:04 pm

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Financial secrets 11 Jan 2018, 11:24 am

A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?

Net gains 10 Jan 2018, 6:09 pm

Basketball rivals the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are in the UK to boost the NBA's global presence.

Donald's decision 10 Jan 2018, 6:04 pm

Of all the questions hanging over world trade in 2018, none loom larger than Donald Trump's attitude to it.

Unwelcome extra 10 Jan 2018, 10:47 am

Business will no longer be able to charge customers for paying by card, so what does this mean for prices?

Big designs 9 Jan 2018, 6:29 pm

How young Australian entrepreneur Melanie Perkins set up and grew popular design website Canva.

How bad is it? 8 Jan 2018, 11:59 am

Carrie Gracie's resignation at the BBC got us wondering how widespread the problem is in the UK.

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