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One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

Friday, 18 August 2017

By contrast, four in ten UK adults have no property wealth at all, the Resolution Foundation says.

McDonald's could face first UK strikes

Friday, 18 August 2017

Staff at two UK outlets vote for action over secure working hours and a £10 per hour wage.

Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Friday, 18 August 2017

The numbers visiting from overseas increased by 7% in June but British residents' trips abroad also rose.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Friday, 18 August 2017

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

Friday, 18 August 2017

White House adviser Steve Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, is leaving the White House.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Friday, 18 August 2017

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Thursday, 17 August 2017

West Sussex offers the best quality of life in retirement, according to new research.

Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September

Friday, 18 August 2017

The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The president is dropping plans for the business panel after ending two other advisory groups.

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Friday, 18 August 2017

UK food and drink exports rise to £10.2bn in the first half of the year, the largest value on record.

Heineken-Punch Taverns pub deal cleared by CMA

Friday, 18 August 2017

The brewer avoids an in-depth investigation of its takeover of Punch by offering to sell off some pubs.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Friday, 18 August 2017

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

FTSE 100 down as airlines shares drop after Spain attacks

Friday, 18 August 2017

Shares in airlines fall as investors worry about the impact of the Barcelona terror attack on tourism.

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

Friday, 18 August 2017

Chinese e-commerce giant posts bumper profit but earnings are down for US big box retailer.

Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sir Philip Green shakes up Topshop management in a bid to revive his ailing retail empire.

DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The UK's two biggest home improvement chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a fall in sales.

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth since 2014.

How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea

Friday, 18 August 2017

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

Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector

Friday, 18 August 2017

Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'

Friday, 18 August 2017

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

'We can't get the skilled staff'

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.

Will you ever be able to retire?

Monday, 14 August 2017

With people living longer and saving less, are we living through the death of retirement?

India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'

Monday, 14 August 2017

Among the millions affected by India's partition were people with businesses they had run for decades.

India and Pakistan economies: 70 years on

Monday, 14 August 2017

What has become of India's and Pakistan's economies, 70 years after independence from Britain and partition?

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China

Friday, 18 August 2017

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nestle is launching a new version of the Walnut Whip - but without the famous nut on its peak.

Pawnbrokers' secrets

Friday, 18 August 2017

Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.

Long trek

Friday, 18 August 2017

The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.

Brexit bounce?

Friday, 18 August 2017

The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.

Cyber pirates

Friday, 18 August 2017

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Contactless charity

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?

What's in a name?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.

Germany's 'hidden champions'

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.

King's ransom

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

Changing formats

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.

The right note?

Monday, 14 August 2017

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

Have it your way

Monday, 14 August 2017

Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.

Cathedrals of commerce

Sunday, 13 August 2017

These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.

Bouncing back

Sunday, 13 August 2017

How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.

Trade zone North America

Monday, 14 August 2017

In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.

Generation wanderlust

Friday, 11 August 2017

How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".

Wired weeding

Friday, 11 August 2017

A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.

Cardboard connoisseur

Friday, 11 August 2017

It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.

'Business as usual'

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.

Gloves off

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?

Kings of the road

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.

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