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UK retail sales fall in December

11:12 AM 19/01/2018

Official figures show retail sales volumes fell by 1.5% in December, a sharper fall than expected.

Carpetright shares crash on profit warning

08:38 AM 19/01/2018

Shares in the retailer nearly halve after it suffers a "sharp deterioration" in UK trade.

ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns

12:40 AM 19/01/2018

People in remote areas could be left with little or no access to cash, says consumer group Which?

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

03:24 AM 19/01/2018

Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.

Santander boss named in RBS scandal

05:37 PM 18/01/2018

Nathan Bostock was responsible for controversial GRG division during scandal, MPs are told.

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

03:56 AM 19/01/2018

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

11:02 AM 18/01/2018

A big order from Emirates airline saves the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the plane.

First Carillion task force meeting 'constructive'

10:40 PM 18/01/2018

The group will co-ordinate efforts to support business and workers affected, government says

How did households budget in 1957?

02:01 PM 18/01/2018

Housing took a much smaller share of incomes 60 years ago, but food and fashion cost more, says the ONS.

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

03:54 PM 18/01/2018

The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs.

Are the days of loyalty cards numbered after Tesco's change?

12:26 AM 18/01/2018

Tesco's decision to alter its Clubcard scheme may be a sign of more change ahead, experts predict.

Banks create funds for firms hit by Carillion collapse

06:50 PM 18/01/2018

Lloyds, RBS and HSBC will provide cash for struggling small firms as Nationwide takes on Carillion staff.

2 Sisters chicken supplier 'sent MPs Christmas biscuits'

03:04 PM 18/01/2018

The chicken supplier is being investigated for alleged breaches of food safety and hygiene concerns.

Costa Coffee's High Street sales fall

01:42 PM 18/01/2018

The coffee chain has been hit by the falling numbers of people visiting UK High Streets.

PFI deals 'costing taxpayers billions'

01:39 PM 18/01/2018

Financing schools and hospitals privately is much more expensive than a public alternative, report finds.

How the zipper became a million dollar idea

12:45 AM 19/01/2018

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

Fighting for flexible working hours

12:01 AM 19/01/2018

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

Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer'

11:17 AM 19/01/2018

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

'If I tried to escape they said they would kill me'

12:00 PM 18/01/2018

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

Donald Trump's impact on trade in Asia

12:37 AM 18/01/2018

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

Detroit motor show: Autonomous vehicles move centre stage

11:50 PM 16/01/2018

Detroit motor show: Autonomous vehicles move centre stage

A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK

04:16 PM 16/01/2018

Faulty tumble dryers which can catch fire are still widely used in the UK, a committee of MPs warns.

H&M child model's mum says ad 'not racist'

11:00 PM 16/01/2018

Terry Mango defended the brand, after her son was caught up in a racism row.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

11:57 AM 18/01/2018

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

06:55 AM 18/01/2018

Such thefts are rare in the Chinese territory but at least one previous case also involved employees.

Switch on, switch off

12:46 AM 19/01/2018

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

Flexible working

12:02 AM 19/01/2018

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

Modern day slaves

12:01 PM 18/01/2018

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

Ukraine's secret

12:40 AM 18/01/2018

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

Better balance

12:01 AM 17/01/2018

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

Made in Medellin

12:05 AM 17/01/2018

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

Paris, London

01:38 AM 17/01/2018

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

Carillion fallout

05:27 PM 16/01/2018

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

Heads up

11:36 AM 16/01/2018

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

Panic buying

12:20 AM 16/01/2018

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

'That's it, go home'

03:16 PM 15/01/2018

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

Auto changes

11:54 AM 15/01/2018

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

Carillion's woes

09:52 AM 15/01/2018

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

Sticky business

12:00 AM 15/01/2018

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

Trouble brewing

12:47 AM 14/01/2018

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

Socking it to 'em

12:33 AM 13/01/2018

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

War on waste

12:25 AM 14/01/2018

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

Will taps run dry?

12:04 AM 12/01/2018

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

Financial secrets

05:24 PM 11/01/2018

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

Donald's decision

12:04 AM 11/01/2018

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

Unwelcome extra

04:47 PM 10/01/2018

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

Big designs

12:29 AM 10/01/2018

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

Net gains

12:09 AM 11/01/2018

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

How bad is it?

05:59 PM 08/01/2018

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

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