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Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Housing crisis 'creates in-work poverty'

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Poverty among people who are working has risen despite a recovery in the UK economy, a study suggests.

Faster house price growth in November, says the Halifax

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Annual growth in UK house prices accelerated for the first time in eight months in November, a lender's figures show.

Vauxhall Corsa fires: Calls for national data sharing

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

A spate of car fires involving Vauxhall models leads to calls for a national database.

Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopes

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Italian bank shares rise further after falling in response to the government's referendum defeat.

Apple says iPhones safe despite China fires

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone battery fires in China.

Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Apple Music says it will continue to pursue artist exclusives, as it tops 20 million paid subscribers for the first time.

Trump says Air Force One Boeing order should be cancelled

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Donald Trump says he wants to cancel the "out-of-control" order with Boeing for presidential planes.

Australia experiences slowest quarterly growth in five years

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Australia's economy shrinks for the first time since 2011 due to subdued spending.

FTSE 100 boosted by miners and banks

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

London's main share index trades higher, boosted by miners and banks.

Samsung triumphs over Apple in US Supreme Court patent row

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

US Supreme Court rules in favour of Samsung in patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.

Trump: Softbank to invest $50bn in US businesses

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

President-elect Donald Trump says Japanese tech firm Softbank will invest $50bn in US businesses.

Facial scan app wants to get to know you

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

Indian app firms cash in on Modi's rupee note switch

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Enterprising Indians are seeing opportunity after almost 90% of bank notes were withdrawn.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sunday, 04 December 2016

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

DNA testing at work: One company's unusual policy

Saturday, 03 December 2016

BBC News visits a travel company using DNA testing to challenge its own workplace culture.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sunday, 04 December 2016

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Link between Shenzhen and HK stock markets goes live

Monday, 05 December 2016

A link between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges starts up.

A lack of cash is forcing rural Indians to barter

Sunday, 04 December 2016

Rural Indians are being forced to barter for groceries after the government withdrew larger banknotes.

Prepare for disappearing credit cards

Sunday, 04 December 2016

The plastic credit card is being replaced by invisible payments, the boss of Barclaycard says.

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.

Custard creams no longer take the biscuit as sales crumble

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Sales of custard creams and digestive biscuits are crumbling as Britons opt for healthier and more indulgent treats.

Office parties

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Christmas party season is upon us again, but what do employers and staff really get out of these events?

Global school rankings

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Len McCluskey

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Len McCluskey is general secretary of Unite, the UK's biggest union. We chart his political roots and his support for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

Chatbot sexism

Monday, 05 December 2016

Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?

Draw it

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

We want you to show us your interpretation of the business stories that have affected you this year.

Reality Check

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.

Troubled times

Monday, 05 December 2016

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's heavy referendum defeat.

Sleeping on toilet floors

Monday, 05 December 2016

How Chris Gardner went from sleeping rough with his young son on the floor of a public toilet to the life of a multi-millionaire investor.

Doom-mongers?

Monday, 05 December 2016

Were the official GDP forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility too gloomy?

Inflexible friend

Sunday, 04 December 2016

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Post it

Saturday, 03 December 2016

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.

Smart money?

Friday, 02 December 2016

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Cash calendar

Thursday, 01 December 2016

As the year draws to a close, many people will review the state of their wealth. So, is your bank balance now a spectacular display or did your finances fizzle?

Fox fighters

Thursday, 01 December 2016

For many businesses Christmas is their busiest time of the year, the BBC's Elizabeth Hotson takes a look at how some are preparing.

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