Coal to solar

One Chinese firm has transformed a mining disaster area into the world's biggest floating solar farm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

How tariffs saved the US pencil industry

As trade tariff controversies continue, US pencil-makers say levies on Chinese imports saved their businesses. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Interest rates to rise twice this year, says EY Item Club

The EY Item Club predicts two rises this year and two next year, despite sluggish economic growth. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Which? warns over buying World Cup tickets online

Fans using secondary ticket sites could end up overpaying for invalid tickets says consumer association Which?. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Sorrell set to make £20m from WPP shares

WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell will keep his share options but not get a payoff after resigning. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

High Street stores opening at lowest rate in seven years

A study of 500 British town centres says a net total of 1,772 shops closed last year. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Inside New York’s taxi ‘crisis’

Yellow taxis are symbolic of New York. But ride-hailing apps mean cabbies find it harder to make a living. *Featured images and content are taken...

Companies race to meet gender pay gap deadline

More than 800 companies leave it until the day before the deadline to submit their figures. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

UK passports: Firm appeals move to make them in France

The existing UK supplier begins its appeal against the move to use a Franco-Dutch firm after Brexit. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Uber is selling its south-east Asia operations to rival Grab

Uber is expected to announce a retreat in the region as it prepares for a share listing in 2019. *Featured images and content are taken...

Raising Kane

Data and analytics can only go so far in unearthing football talent, coaches have to use intuition too. *Featured images and content are taken from...

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

The White House says its investigation finds that China encourages the theft or transfer of intellectual property. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

James Packer: Billionaire quits Crown Resorts over mental health

Australian billionaire James Packer had only rejoined the board of his gaming empire in August. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Tens of thousands still missing out on pension perks

A report suggests that 90% of people eligible are failing to claim National Insurance Credits. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Toys R Us set to close all US stores

The sale or closure of the firm's 885 US stores puts 33,000 jobs at risk, the BBC understands. *Featured images and content are taken from...

HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A city in the north of England is setting up a new currency which rewards people who do good acts that benefit society.A smartphone...
Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Japanese giant Softbank is planning to list its mobile phone business in Tokyo and overseas, according to the Nikkei newspaper. The listing on the...
Male work patterns see big shift to part-time roles, study says

Male work patterns see big shift to part-time roles, study says

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Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Millions of Britons are being encouraged to say they were sick while on holiday, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.A poll carried...
Diesel car sales to plunge again this year, study warns

Diesel car sales to plunge again this year, study warns

The worst is yet to come for diesel cars which will see their sales continue to plunge, a study has warned.Aston University predicts they...

The gene editing tech that uses 'molecular scissors'

In 2012 a form of gene editing was discovered with great fanfare, it is called CRISPR Cas9. Put simply, it uses "molecular scissors" to...

2017 'safest year' for air travel as fatalities fall

2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, according to industry research.There were no passenger jets crashes anywhere in the world, separate...

Households urged to start saving now for next Christmas

Low-earning households are being urged to start saving money now in time for next Christmas.The debt charity The Money Advice Trust (MAT) is advising...

Rail fares: Commuters 'priced out' by increases, campaigners say

Average rail ticket prices have risen by 3.4% across the UK, in the biggest increase to fares since 2013.Protests are planned at some 40...

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

California has become the largest state in the US to legalise recreational cannabis use. As of 1 January 2018, adults aged over 21 can...

Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will enjoy the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth inequality,...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book...

Zombie thrills

A zombie walks into a shopping centre.That may sound like the start of a creepy joke, but for horror fans an encounter with the...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and...

UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017.Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies...

The year in business

The year 2017 saw a burst of optimism among American investors and consumers, despite the turmoil sparked by President Trump's first year in office....

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models.The company now says it will replace batteries for...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev

A manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine.According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while...

Uber: Softbank takes large stake in ride-hailing firm

Japanese giant Softbank is set to take a large stake in Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the world.Softbank led a consortium...

'Zero real wage growth' forecast for 2018

The UK's pay squeeze will end next year, but a meaningful pay rise remains out of sight, an influential research group has warned....

Shoppers stay home for Boxing Day sales

Fewer people have hit the UK's Boxing Day sales this year as Black Friday discounts and savvy online shoppers lowered turnout. Shop...

UK cotton back in production in Manchester

Long before Manchester had football, it had cotton. The city and surrounding region was built on the success of spinning and sewing during the...

Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights.The move...

Bitcoin slump sees trades suspended on certain exchanges

Bitcoin plunged on Friday, extending a fall that saw the crypto-currency lose almost a third of its value from a record of nearly $20,000...

In the dog house

Move into your dream home and the dog immediately chews the new sofa. The result: more stress which, according to an expert, was probably...

Marrying yourself

More and more people around the world are choosing to "marry" themselves in symbolic ceremonies, and businesses are catering to the trend. But what...

Amazon apologises for 'threats' to customer

Amazon has apologised to a customer who was emailed what he felt were "coded death threats" by a call centre worker.Michael Jacobson received five...

Steel pensions: Stephen Kinnock calls for flexibility

The UK government must take action to stop thousands of steelworkers being transferred into a pension scheme that offers them fewer benefits, says an...

Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs

People should pay a deposit for using plastic bottles in an attempt to protect the seas from the "devastating effects" of plastic pollution, MPs...

South Korea's Lotte Group founder jailed for embezzlement

A South Korean court has sentenced the 95 year old founder of Lotte Group to four years in prison for embezzlement. Shin Kyuk-ho was...

Ladbrokes Coral bought by online rival GVC

Gambling giant Ladbrokes Coral has agreed to be bought by online rival GVC in a deal worth up to £4bn.Under the deal, shareholders in...

Eric Schmidt steps down as boss of Google owner

The executive chairman of Google owner Alphabet is to step down in January, the company has announced. Eric Schmidt, who has been with the...