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BBC News - Business

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.

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:35:36 GMT

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

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.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

'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.

Carpetright and Mothercare shares dive on trading worries

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:08:49 GMT

Investors are spooked after reports suggest Carpetright will close stores as part of a rescue plan.

Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:26:31 GMT

Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.

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.

Where are the UK's youngest and oldest city populations?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:38:35 GMT

Cities are often thought of as places for the young, but that's not always the case.

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

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?

'Ambulance to the future'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:07:50 GMT

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

A pension of £18,000 - or £1,000? The auto enrolment dilemma

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:31:50 GMT

Nine million workers in auto enrolment must decide whether to pay higher contributions.

Carillion finance directors to be probed by regulator

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:04:29 GMT

Two former Carillion finance bosses are to be investigated by the UK's accountancy watchdog.

Yi Gang named head of People's Bank of China

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:31:59 GMT

The appointment is being seen as one to ensure continuity in Beijing's battle against growing debt.

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.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

'I lost £15,000 in a day on gambling terminals'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:20:47 GMT

Terry White ­says he lost a total of £250,000 on fixed odds betting terminals.

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.

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?

Fail harder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:28:17 GMT

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

Trial shifts 'took advantage of me'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:34 GMT

Meghan Wright from Edinburgh says trial shifts at Nando's and a supermarket creche took advantage of her inexperience and of her wanting paid work.

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.

Melrose pledges £1bn boost to GKN pension fund

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:55:23 GMT

The move comes after GKN rejected what Melrose said was its final offer for the UK engineering giant.

UK growth forecast raised by British Chambers of Commerce

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:04:40 GMT

The BCC raises its UK growth forecasts, but warns the economy will lag behind other major nations.

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.

Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:18:15 GMT

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.

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.

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?

Betting machine wagers 'should be cut to £30 or less'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:20:26 GMT

The Gambling Commission says cutting the maximum stake would reduce risks to vulnerable consumers.

Channel 4 has gender pay gap of 24.2%

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:03:28 GMT

The figure is higher than the national average, despite the broadcaster's staff being 60% female.

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.

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.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

'The High Street dying story is overstated'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:40:29 GMT

The high street is not dying, says Paula Nickolds, managing director of John Lewis.

UK tech giant Micro Focus plunges in value as shares crash

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:48:43 GMT

Shares in Micro Focus, the UK's biggest technology firm, crash after warning on lower revenues.

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 for stricter rules on doorstep loans

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:08:52 GMT

Citizens Advice says protection for payday loan borrowers should be extended to doorstep lending.

Facebook shares slide amid privacy backlash

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:02:10 GMT

Politicians call on the social network to testify over its protection of user data.

John Lewis boss: There's still a role for shops

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:21:43 GMT

As John Lewis opens its 50th store, boss Paula Nickolds says how customers use shops is changing.

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