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BBC News - Business

Rotten ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

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

Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:25:57 GMT

The president is accused of making a "loser's bluff" after dropping a threat to veto the bill.

Adapt or die

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:30 GMT

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

Video shows fatal Uber crash

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:12:17 GMT

A newly-released video shows the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

Advertisers 'nervous' about Facebook association

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:21:07 GMT

Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw.

Model citizens

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

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

Lords seek rethink on UK passport contract

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:33:26 GMT

The award of the contract to a Franco-Dutch firm will have an adverse effect on UK industry, peers say.

Lifestyle guru Meghan?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:36:24 GMT

Before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had the foundations of a promising business in the fast-growing online wellness world.

Complaints face fresh scrutiny by Financial Ombudsman

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:43:01 GMT

Move follows concerns that banks may have been wrongly favoured by inexperienced staff.

Former Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga dies at 80

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:18:06 GMT

The college dropout made his fortune in waste disposal before he owned the video store chain.

Human-eye VR

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:16:44 GMT

VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:17:34 GMT

Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US.

Test tube meat

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:05:17 GMT

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.

Baby steps

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

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

Penny pitching

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:25:57 GMT

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

South Africa's lucrative funeral insurance industry

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:32:20 GMT

Families in South Africa are increasingly planning for extravagant funeral arrangements.

Three-point turn

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:15:36 GMT

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

Ant and Dec: Suzuki ends advertising campaign after drink-drive charge

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:54:14 GMT

The car company says its deal with the pair has "come to an end" after Ant's drink driving charge.

Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:42:14 GMT

Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.

Fail harder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:28:17 GMT

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

Prezzo restaurant group to close 94 outlets

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:16:42 GMT

The group's owner is closing 94 outlets including Prezzo, Cleaver, Mexico and Chimichanga restaurants.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:33:13 GMT

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Match fit

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:06:06 GMT

Swiss watchmakers are turning to smart devices in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:27:19 GMT

The UK information commissioner wants access to records and data at the London-based company.

Watchdog raids firm suspected of 200m nuisance calls

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:46:33 GMT

The company in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, is raided as part of an Information Commissioner investigation.

Tapping or talking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:18:08 GMT

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

Nuclear fallout

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:47:13 GMT

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

Still ticking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:10:24 GMT

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

'Zombie firms' at risk with expected US rate rise

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:17:38 GMT

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

Catching cyber-crooks

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:13:07 GMT

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.

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

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:31:40 GMT

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.

Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:40 GMT

Trade body ISBA is meeting with the embattled social networking firm following a data breach.

EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:37:53 GMT

Footage posted online appeared to show a captain and his co-pilot dancing with animated characters.

'I founded a bank'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:50:06 GMT

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

From Cape Town to Cairo

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:10:51 GMT

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

De La Rue: Passport decision 'shocking'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:44:32 GMT

He tells BBC Breakfast losing the post-Brexit passport printing contract was a shock.

PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:17 GMT

The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:46:31 GMT

The Wall Street bank joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US.

Fly drive

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:02:51 GMT

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

No Budget?

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:55:25 GMT

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

Real men

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:39 GMT

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

Global shoppers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:11:54 GMT

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

Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:18:17 GMT

Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors".

'Black people are not seen in commercials'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:56:38 GMT

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

Career conversion

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:10:24 GMT

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

Hot dogs

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:53:47 GMT

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

Call to extend Heathrow night flight curbs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:53:10 GMT

Plans for a third runway should be improved, MPs say, but not before safeguarding issues are addressed.

Singled out

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:36:01 GMT

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

Changing minds

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:57:48 GMT

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

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:51 GMT

The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Robot wrangler

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:48:21 GMT

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

High stakes game

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:19:05 GMT

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

'Ambulance to the future'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:30 GMT

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

Elon Musk pulls Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:20:33 GMT

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

Where time is slow

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:02:48 GMT

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

Sending home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:07:58 GMT

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

The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:23:17 GMT

Social media giant faces ire of politicians, investors, clients and users after historic data breach