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BBC News - Business

Berketex Bride collapse: The women without a dress for their wedding

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:09:06 GMT

The shock collapse of the wedding market stalwart has left hundreds in the lurch for their big day.


TK Maxx and Amazon among shops selling real fur as faux

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:07:47 GMT

BBC Watchdog Live finds retailers selling rabbit, fox and raccoon dog fur to unsuspecting shoppers.


Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:30:47 GMT

Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.


Royal Mail profits more than halve

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:33:26 GMT

Boss says performance has been disappointing but vows to continue cutting costs and improving productivity.


Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:04:25 GMT

Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?


Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:18:39 GMT

Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money?


Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:13:49 GMT

Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of them?


Beyoncé buys out Ivy Park venture from Sir Philip Green

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:21:05 GMT

The Ivy Park gymwear brand is now 100% owned by Beyoncé's management company Parkwood.


The people with more stuff than they have room for

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:08:08 GMT

What is driving the rapid growth in self-storage across the UK?


Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:40:37 GMT

Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife.


Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:03:09 GMT

It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say campaigners.


Uber loss tops $1bn loss ahead of planned IPO next year

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:35:49 GMT

The ride-sharing firm's losses grew in the third quarter, with a slight rise in revenues and bookings.


Ford Bridgend: Ineos off-road car decision expected

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:24:02 GMT

A UK government letter emphasises "unrivalled corporate tax support" to attract production to Bridgend.


'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:11:16 GMT

Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying cars.


Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:53:52 GMT

The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3m Swiss francs ($50m), a world record price per carat.


Should we pay people for donating blood?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:15:34 GMT

Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?


Brexit agreement: What does the 585-page document say?

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:32:12 GMT

The BBC's Adam Fleming takes a brief look at what's in the 585-page Brexit agreement document.


Parents spending heavily on mystery toys

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:07:47 GMT

The UK toy sector banks on the surge in Christmas sales of "surprise" collectable toys after a troubled year.


Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:17:13 GMT

Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.


Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:42:32 GMT

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.


My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:02:32 GMT

Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?


Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:12:59 GMT

The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.


Purple Tuesday: 'Embarrassment' of going shopping in a wheelchair

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:19:26 GMT

Holly Greader from Cardiff tells the BBC what going shopping is like for her as a wheelchair user.


UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:54:16 GMT

Analysts say the worse than expected 0.5% fall in sales suggests shoppers are cutting back spending.


House of Fraser to shut another four stores

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:50:29 GMT

The retailer, now owned by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, says it was unable to agree cuts in rents.


University 'not for people like us'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:09:28 GMT

The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.


'Shopping can be so embarrassing for me'

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:19:35 GMT

Why retailers need to be doing more for their disabled customers.


Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been deported

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:13:05 GMT

The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop deportation.


Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:02:30 GMT

Nine out of ten pubs do not prevent teenagers from using gaming machines, Gambling Commission says


BBC accused of not untangling 'mess' over freelancers' tax

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:41:04 GMT

Hundreds of BBC presenters could be asked to repay tax, a new spending watchdog report finds.


UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:32:40 GMT

The UK's toymakers unveil what they hope will be this year's most sought-after Christmas presents.


Hand car washes should be licensed say MPs

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:06:45 GMT

Environmental Audit Committee says cheap hand car washes should be licensed to prevent "modern slavery".


Asda revival continues as sales rise again

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:46:21 GMT

The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its sixth consecutive quarterly increase in sales.


What do tampons and WWI have in common?

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:06:41 GMT

Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.


Pound dives after Brexit resignations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:20:53 GMT

Sterling loses about 1% against both the dollar and the euro after Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit.




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