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Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

11:15 PM 21/03/2018

The White House says its investigation finds that China encourages the theft or transfer of intellectual property.

Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes over Cambridge Analytica

11:32 PM 21/03/2018

Mark Zuckerberg promises changes will be made following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Tesla boss Elon Musk's $2.6bn pay day

05:18 PM 21/03/2018

Shareholders have approved a deal that could award shares worth billions to Tesla's chief executive.

New Look to axe 1,000 jobs and 60 stores

05:39 PM 21/03/2018

Lenders to the struggling fashion retailer agree a restructuring plan in a bid to stay afloat.

Time owner plans sale and 1,000 layoffs

09:56 PM 21/03/2018

The Iowa company that purchased Time in January plans to sell the firm's namesake publication.

Fed announces US rate increase

07:12 PM 21/03/2018

The US central bank signals growing confidence that US tax cuts and spending will boost the economy.

Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow

03:34 PM 21/03/2018

Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.

Household squeeze shows signs of easing as wages rise

10:51 AM 21/03/2018

Earnings rose by 2.6% in the three months to January as the jobless rate ticked lower.

Carpetright seeks to close stores in rescue plan

08:56 AM 21/03/2018

Flooring retailer plans store closures in a bid to battle "unsustainable" rental costs.

National Insurance Credits: Tens of thousands still missing out on pension perks

01:19 AM 21/03/2018

Up to 90% of those who care for their relatives' children are missing out on National Insurance Credits

Moss Bros plunges on profit warning

11:09 AM 21/03/2018

The suit hire retailer blames stock issues and lower consumer demand for worse than expected results.

What is your workplace gender pay gap?

01:16 AM 21/03/2018

About 70% of companies have still not revealed the difference in what they pay male and female employees.

WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

08:15 AM 21/03/2018

WhatsApp co-founder joins #DeleteFacebook movement after Cambridge Analytica accusations.

GKN brands Melrose management as 'novice'

09:37 AM 21/03/2018

Engineering firm calls Melrose a "novice" and "high-risk" as it continues to battle its takeover bid.

Hurricanes push Lloyd's of London to £2bn loss

08:30 AM 21/03/2018

The insurance group blamed hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria for a surge in claims.

Facebook shares slip as scrutiny continues

07:14 PM 20/03/2018

Investors are reacting to calls for tighter regulation of tech firms from politicians in the US, UK and Europe.

BMW headquarters searched by police in emissions raid

07:36 PM 20/03/2018

German prosecutors are probing whether BMW used illegal emissions control software.

'Black people are not seen in commercials'

10:56 PM 21/03/2018

Michelle Fernandes launched her own fashion brand because she wasn't being given opportunities by her employers.

Why tech giants 'don't pay enough tax' in EU

03:31 PM 21/03/2018

The bloc's tax system was designed for companies with a physical presence, not digital businesses, says Pierre Moscovici, the EU's economics affairs commissioner.

'Zombie firms' at risk with expected US rate rise

06:17 AM 21/03/2018

Firms that are scraping by on interest payments could be hurt by a rise in the US interest rate.

Street2Boardroom enters the corporate world

08:08 AM 20/03/2018

Entrepreneur who wants skills learned on the streets to become legitimate business use links up with multimillion pound firm.

'I lost £250,000 on betting machines'

06:10 PM 19/03/2018

Terry White lost up to £15,000 per day on fixed odd betting terminals in shops on the high street.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

12:35 AM 17/03/2018

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

'The High Street dying story is overstated'

03:40 PM 19/03/2018

The high street is not dying, says Paula Nickolds, managing director of John Lewis.

A better way to care for dementia patients

12:15 AM 16/03/2018

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Photobox ad showing boy sitting on dog cleared after complaints

01:28 AM 21/03/2018

People had complained that children would copy the pose and harm themselves or their pets.

Heaven can't wait: Church of England offers faster way to pay

12:19 PM 20/03/2018

Over 16,000 churches will be able to use cashless systems to help members make payments and donations.

Robot wrangler

10:48 PM 21/03/2018

As we build more robots, more people will be needed to manage them, and they may not all be advanced engineers.

Changing minds

10:57 PM 21/03/2018

Black Brazilians face higher levels of unemployment, lower salaries and get fewer managerial jobs.

Where time is slow

11:02 PM 21/03/2018

Switzerland's famous small watchmakers and craftsmen hope the industry's sales slump is coming to an end.

Test tube meat

11:05 PM 20/03/2018

The sci-fi food of the future could change the way we eat forever, and it is going to be up to food designers to convince us it's not just an acquired taste.

Still ticking

11:10 PM 20/03/2018

The world's biggest watch show opens this week with the Swiss industry hoping a recent sales crunch is over.

Real men

11:11 PM 20/03/2018

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence

From Cape Town to Cairo

09:10 AM 21/03/2018

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?

Catching cyber-crooks

12:13 AM 20/03/2018

If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.

Tapping or talking

12:18 AM 20/03/2018

The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?

Three-point turn

12:15 AM 19/03/2018

Ian McIntosh saved the driving school from near-collapse - but is it protected against future shocks?

High stakes game

12:19 AM 19/03/2018

As regulators toughen their stance, UK betting firms face a more challenging business climate.

Singled out

10:36 PM 16/03/2018

Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.

Adapt or die

12:01 AM 16/03/2018

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

12:15 PM 20/03/2018

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Global shoppers

12:11 AM 16/03/2018

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

12:21 AM 16/03/2018

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Penny pitching

12:25 AM 15/03/2018

The Treasury is seeking views about the future of our coins - but what uses do 1p and 2p pieces have?

Fail harder

12:28 AM 15/03/2018

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Baby steps

12:03 AM 14/03/2018

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Sending home

12:07 AM 14/03/2018

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Model citizens

12:21 AM 13/03/2018

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

Career conversion

12:10 AM 12/03/2018

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

No Budget?

12:55 AM 11/03/2018

The Spring Budget was the most important economic statement of the year, but then it moved to the autumn.

Nuclear fallout

01:47 AM 11/03/2018

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

Hot dogs

02:53 AM 10/03/2018

Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.

Fly drive

12:02 AM 09/03/2018

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

'I founded a bank'

09:50 AM 08/03/2018

On International Women's Day, meet Anne Boden, the Swansea tech entrepreneur who founded her own bank.

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