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Rio Tinto apologises for losing radioactive capsule in Australia

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:58:47 GMT

Rio Tinto says the tiny object went missing while being transported 1,400km across Western Australia.

Cold snap triggers freezing weather payment

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:50:58 GMT

Some people on benefits will receive £25 within the next two weeks after temperatures drop.

Subscription-based bike hire schemes on a roll

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:04:33 GMT

A growing number of people are choosing to hire a bicycle over a long period of time.

Man takes parcel to US to beat Royal Mail ban

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 21:51:47 GMT

Businesses express frustration at Royal Mail's ban on sending parcels abroad after a cyber-attack.

Ryanair and EasyJet ready to snap up Flybe staff

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:24:56 GMT

Airlines are inviting employees of the collapsed airline to fill vacancies for cabin crew and other roles.

Hemp makes a comeback in the construction industry

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:07:49 GMT

A revival of hemp cultivation in Portugal has spurred the use of hemp blocks in construction.

Energy saving scheme: What is the energy saving scheme for electricity?

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:00:18 GMT

A scheme to reward people for cutting back on electricity use is running for a second day.

Adani Group: Fortune of Asia's richest man hit by fraud claims

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:54:23 GMT

A report of fraud has sparked a mass sell-off in businesses led by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani.

'It had just vanished' - the shock when tech fails

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 00:29:33 GMT

Cloud computing is a popular way for firms to buy computing but, when it fails, chaos ensues.

Heat pumps: The 'geeks' obsessing over their new heating systems

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:10:44 GMT

More people are heating their homes with heat pumps and some are getting data obsessed.

Call to scrap late-filing penalties for non-taxpayers

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:15:56 GMT

Those on the lowest incomes are being hit hardest by tax penalties, a non-profit says.

Amazon union fight continues despite workers' win

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:04:55 GMT

Amazon Labor Union leader Chris Smalls says it's time for the firm "to come to the table and negotiate".

Croatia, the euro and a coffee controversy - but is it all just froth?

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 00:06:49 GMT

Croatia switched to the euro on 1 January, but many feel businesses are taking advantage by hiking their prices.

Royal Mail overseas parcels ban 'costing me hundreds of pounds'

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:02:09 GMT

Small businesses are still unable to send new parcels overseas two weeks after the Royal Mail cyber-attack.

Shoppers turn to own-label lines to save money

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:03:44 GMT

Sales of value lines have grown 47% in the last year as food prices soar, research suggests.

The new tech offering relief from the misery of period pain

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:08:15 GMT

Two start-up firms are making wearable technology that targets menstrual discomfort.

UK firefighters vote to strike in row over pay

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 19:10:46 GMT

The Fire Brigades Union says it will not announce dates for 10 days so employers can table an improved offer.

CEO Secrets: Chess gets a risqué makeover

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 23:39:03 GMT

Ilya Merenzon, CEO of World Chess, shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.

'Elon Musk has made me embarrassed to drive my Tesla now'

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 00:10:17 GMT

Elon Musk was once hailed as the secret to Tesla's success. Now he's one of its problems.

What impact has Brexit had on the UK economy?

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 00:01:11 GMT

It is three years since the UK left the EU and time to start looking at the evidence.

US-China chip war: America is winning

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 22:23:13 GMT

The rivalry is entering a new phase, with global players increasingly caught in the crossfire.

JD Sports says 10 million customers hit by cyber-attack

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:43:38 GMT

The sportswear chain says stored data relating to its customers might be at risk following the attack.

Green projects are boosting UK growth - CBI report

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 01:05:44 GMT

Projects aimed at lowering carbon emissions are boosting growth in poorer parts of the country.

CEO Secrets: Boxing boss reveals his punishing routine

Sun, 15 Jan 2023 00:27:42 GMT

Ben Amanna, founder and CEO of Boxraw, which sells kit and clothing for boxing, shares his business advice.

People struggling could get lower energy bills

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:15:40 GMT

The regulator will also investigate the growth in households being switched to prepayment meters.

National Grid plan: 'We should earn £10 by turning everything off'

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:58:30 GMT

Some people can cut back on electricity to get a bonus payment, but some will earn very little.

Review of BBC economic coverage finds concerns but no systematic bias

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:04:33 GMT

A report into BBC reporting of government financial policies finds "weaknesses" but no systemic bias.

Over-50s at work: 'You feel your usefulness has passed'

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:46:00 GMT

A survey suggests applicants are right when they say employers are less open to hiring older workers.

Flybe administration: Scramble to change plans after airline ceases trading

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:22:13 GMT

The airline said it was ceasing trading and cancelling all flights, affecting 75,000 passengers.

Cost of living: How onions became a luxury in the Philippines

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:49:14 GMT

The staple ingredient has become a symbol of the country's rising cost of living.

Video streaming subscriptions fall by two million in 2022

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:46:12 GMT

Households cut back on streaming services in their droves as the cost of living rose sharply.

India targets China's dominance in mobile phones

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 12:46:53 GMT

There's some way to go, but India hopes to build its own world-class mobile phone industry.

UK expected to be only major economy to shrink in 2023 - IMF

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 08:40:29 GMT

Even sanctions-hit Russia is expected to grow this year, but the IMF says the UK is "on the right track".

Bosses secretly want staff back in office, says CBI's Tony Danker

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 06:04:28 GMT

The head of the business lobby group claims the world of work has "gone crazy" since the pandemic.

Lab-grown alternatives aim to cut palm oil dependence

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 00:06:02 GMT

Two biotech firms have developed oils made from yeast as a replacement for palm.

Tech War: Biden moves to halt US exports to Huawei, reports say

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:50:40 GMT

Washington has been tightening its rules on exports of US technology to China for several years.

Food suppliers hit back at Tesco chair in price hike row

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:20:38 GMT

Industry body the Food & Drink Federation says supermarkets are already "very tough" on suppliers.

Cost of living: One in five eating food beyond use-by date

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:59:05 GMT

A similar number have eaten smaller portions owing to rising prices, with more struggling to stay warm.

Flybe collapse: Shock for staff after new lease of life, says Robinson

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 17:52:36 GMT

Flybe's collapse concerns workers, but offers from other airlines bring hope, says Gavin Robinson.

Should China worry about its shrinking population?

Fri, 20 Jan 2023 00:53:45 GMT

Beijing can no longer rely on its demographic dividend to fuel growth. That may not be a bad thing.

Jeremy Hunt says significant tax cuts in Budget unlikely

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 14:26:37 GMT

The chancellor, who outlined a growth plan, says there will be little room for cuts in March.

Warning to 100 funeral directors over price lists

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:00:42 GMT

Businesses could be named and shamed for flouting rules but critics say the those rules need strengthening.

Plans for more banking hubs as branches close

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:31:22 GMT

In total, 38 of these shared branches have been announced so far, but only four have opened.

Cost of living: Five tips when asking for a pay rise

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 11:49:48 GMT

Recruiters, a manager and a workplace psychologist give their advice on how to negotiate for more money.

Battery lights vs mains LED bulbs: What's cheaper?

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 01:42:45 GMT

As some shoppers swap mains bulbs for battery lights, we investigate if money is really being saved.

Turning problem sea algae into a replacement for plastic

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 09:01:15 GMT

Seaweed and microalgae is increasingly being turned into useful products.

Energy saving scheme: National Grid pays people to cut power again due to cold weather

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:32:34 GMT

Discounts will be offered to people who cut their energy use between 16:30 and 18:00 on Tuesday.

Childcare costs soar as providers feel the pinch

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:02:20 GMT

Prices increased across Britain over the last year due to funding pressures, a survey suggests.

Adani Group says Hindenburg fraud claim 'calculated attack on India'

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 04:17:01 GMT

Last week the Indian firm owned by Asia's richest man had more than $50bn wiped off its market value.

Mobile phone fraud: 'They stole £22,500 using my banking app'

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:02:28 GMT

Banks are being caught off guard by the growing threat of mobile phone fraud, says charity the Fraud Advisory Panel.

Rolls-Royce is a burning platform, claims new boss

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:22:19 GMT

Tufan Erginbilgic told staff they faced their "last chance" to turn the engineering company around.

HS2 will run through to London Euston, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:00:38 GMT

This follows reports that rising costs could mean the rail link might stop in the suburbs of west London.

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