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Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

11:03 PM 19/09/2017

Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

More entrepreneurs looking for an exit

11:05 PM 19/09/2017

Federation of Small Business says a record proportion of owners are looking to downsize, sell or close their firm.

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

11:06 PM 19/09/2017

More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

Tata and ThyssenKrupp 'agree' first stage of merger deal

09:33 PM 19/09/2017

Tata and ThyssenKrupp owns steelworks across the UK including the largest site in Port Talbot.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

11:09 PM 19/09/2017

A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

International visits to US fall

11:51 PM 19/09/2017

European visits fell by 10% in the first quarter of 2017 and the number of Middle Eastern travellers shrank by 25%.

Ministers face pay cap conundrum, says the IFS

11:00 PM 19/09/2017

The government must raise public sector pay to retain skilled staff but faces funding issues, says the IFS

Water companies pulled up over complaint calls

11:01 PM 19/09/2017

A complaints body says consumers had to make more than two million calls to resolve water issues.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

11:08 PM 19/09/2017

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Does Ryanair have a pilot shortage?

02:43 PM 19/09/2017

Could recruitment issues explain why the airline will be cancelling so many flights in the coming weeks?

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

07:44 PM 19/09/2017

The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.

The cities where tens of thousands have problem debts

10:07 AM 19/09/2017

In some inner-city areas, more than a fifth of the population are missing bill payments.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

08:04 PM 19/09/2017

Lastminute.com's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

US deficit rises to 2008 levels

03:37 PM 19/09/2017

The drop was driven by a decline in income receipts from foreigners.

Staff rotas face tech revolution

11:25 AM 19/09/2017

Cloud computing and mobile apps are being used to make staff rotas much simpler to manage.

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

02:24 PM 19/09/2017

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Male employees want flexible work too

11:06 PM 18/09/2017

Four fifths of men would like more control over their working hours to reduce commuting time or care for children.

Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

10:00 AM 19/09/2017

Between April and June, 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work, a 2.2% fall.

French Connection sees losses narrow

07:51 AM 19/09/2017

The struggling fashion brand also appoints new independent directors after facing pressure from shareholders.

Ineos narrows options for new car plant

08:17 AM 19/09/2017

The firm considers the northeast of the UK and continental Europe for a £650m plant to build an off-road vehicle.

KPMG is cleared over HBOS audit

09:34 AM 19/09/2017

The accountants escape further scrutiny over their audit of HBOS before the bank's rescue in 2008.

FTSE 100 edges higher but Ocado shares slide

03:55 PM 19/09/2017

The market edges higher but Ocado shares fall as it warns of higher costs.

Ten Network creditors accept CBS takeover bid

06:39 AM 19/09/2017

The US network beats a rival offer from Lachlan Murdoch to buy the struggling broadcaster.

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

06:04 AM 19/09/2017

Flights have also been cancelled after a damaged pipeline disrupted supplies to the city.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

09:38 AM 19/09/2017

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

02:27 PM 18/09/2017

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

11:13 PM 17/09/2017

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

11:12 PM 17/09/2017

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'

02:24 PM 15/09/2017

The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation'

02:07 PM 15/09/2017

The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

Lehman Brothers: Failed bank or malt whisky?

11:54 AM 15/09/2017

The Lehman Brothers brand is back, but this time on a whisky bottle.

The firm making animals out of rubbish

11:28 AM 15/09/2017

Using recycled glass, one company in Swaziland has been making ornaments for 30 years.

Geneva: 500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

03:13 PM 18/09/2017

Geneva prosecutors are looking at why a mystery person flushed 500 euro notes away.

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

02:27 PM 19/09/2017

Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

'We prefer American style'

11:11 PM 19/09/2017

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak

11:13 PM 19/09/2017

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?

11:11 PM 18/09/2017

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling

11:15 PM 18/09/2017

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Ryanair cancellations

04:21 PM 18/09/2017

The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

Rebel to geek

11:18 PM 17/09/2017

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

11:15 PM 17/09/2017

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit

09:03 PM 15/09/2017

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

11:18 PM 14/09/2017

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders

11:54 PM 13/09/2017

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Smart money

12:00 AM 14/09/2017

Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

Red gold

12:01 AM 13/09/2017

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page

07:33 AM 13/09/2017

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Northern Rock

11:22 PM 11/09/2017

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Cashing out

11:25 PM 11/09/2017

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency

11:41 PM 10/09/2017

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

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