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What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?

5 hours 47 min ago
What lessons can the we learn from the economic ructions suffered by New Zealand in 1973 when the UK joined the EEC?

New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'

6 hours 14 min ago
Stars and politicians are campaigning for a non-white scientist to feature on the new £50 note.

What's knocked US markets off course?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:02
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.

BHS ex owner Dominic Chappell failed to give pension information

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:17
The man who bought BHS for £1 is fined for not providing documents about the collapsed chain's pension schemes.

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after report says firm 'knew' of asbestos

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:12
Shares drop Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder since the 1970s.

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:28
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:26
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.

Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:50
Britons will not need a visa but will have to apply for a travel document, which lasts for three years.

Euro falls as 'gilets jaunes' protests hit French economy

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:49
Business activity in France has contracted following the gilets jaunes protests, a survey suggests.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:43
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.

Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:19
The Virgin founder says "quite a few" UK businesses will close if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Branson: Hard Brexit would torpedo some Virgin firms

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:09
Sir Richard Branson has spoken out against a hard Brexit, warning it would be "an absolute disaster".

Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 05:00
New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:17
One of the biggest casualties of the US-China trade war has been the US soybean sector.

Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:58
The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who's the real winner - retailers or charity?

How traffic lights became a million dollar idea

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:13
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how traffic lights became a million dollar idea.

Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:06
The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn't technology, it's regulation and public acceptance.

Travellers see pound close to dollar parity

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:01
Airport currency exchanges are offering rates as low as $1.05 for a pound

Why are people spending less this Christmas?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:00
Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers' shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas.

Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:00
The Committee of Advertising Practice says adverts must not feature harmful gender stereotypes.