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Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:55:08 GMT

The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thomas Cook crisis: 'People will not be stranded'

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:57:08 GMT

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says that people will be taken care of if Thomas Cook collapses.

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:00:30 GMT

Amid a growing backlash against fast fashion, firms are looking at new fabrics from mushrooms and pineapples.

What is the UK's inflation rate?

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:53:09 GMT

A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances.

Can solar power shake up the energy market?

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:38:39 GMT

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:22:14 GMT

The move comes amid mounting calls to ban the products, which have been linked to a deadly outbreak of lung illness.

The work experience you can do in your pyjamas

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:00:29 GMT

Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?

Why 'hypebeasts' have fallen for Asian streetwear

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:15:20 GMT

Asian street fashion is growing in popularity around the world, helped by fashion bloggers and social media.

Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:32:59 GMT

The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:05:06 GMT

Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.

Rutland: England's only county without a McDonald's

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:45:47 GMT

The burger chain wants to open in Rutland but people fear it will "kill" Oakham and bring in "riff-raff".

RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:34:06 GMT

Alison Rose will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of the state-owned lender.

High-tech ways to keep employees happy

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:26:04 GMT

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want?

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:45:34 GMT

Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:03:27 GMT

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.

Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:06:27 GMT

Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.

Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes?

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:12:41 GMT

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash.

Why Booker shortlist is more taxing for some readers

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:07:51 GMT

Publishers say VAT charged on e-books and audiobooks unfairly pushes up prices for the partially sighted.

India delivers surprise corporate tax cuts to boost economy

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:25:42 GMT

The surprise move is part of efforts to revive investment and spur growth in Asia's third largest economy.

Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:25:48 GMT

Police say mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd used falsified documents to certify the dam.

How Scrabble became a million dollar idea.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:00:35 GMT

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

Why is the Fed pumping money into the banking system?

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:44:55 GMT

The US central bank has pumped more than $200bn into the financial markets this week. Should we worry?

Thomas Cook's future hanging in the balance

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:20:14 GMT

The Civil Aviation Authority has aircraft on standby in case Thomas Cook falls into administration.

Sirius Minerals: The people who spent thousands on a Yorkshire mine

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:33:14 GMT

Sirius Minerals has 85,000 small investors, but the company's troubles mean many are stuck in a hole.

Shampoo tycoon: 'leave the details to the experts'.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:04:25 GMT

Shampoo tycoon: 'Don't try to solve all the technical problems. Leave the details to the experts.'

Why the Fed's interest rate move matters

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:02:55 GMT

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates on Wednesday.

Climate change: Offshore wind expands at record low price

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:26:41 GMT

The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:00:11 GMT

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

Hinkley Point C: Building the UK's new 'epic' power plant

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:53:15 GMT

Hinkley Point C, the UK's new nuclear power plant in Somerset, is due to open in 2025.

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