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Ryanair flights cancelled over strike action

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:19:05 GMT

A quarter of Ryanair's Irish-based pilots are striking over working conditions.


Wage growth slows despite jobless fall

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:32:28 GMT

Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.


Shedding pounds

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:31 GMT

With ever-more money being spent on fitness, BBC News asks who spends most and what is it spent on?


Citroën CEO: ‘Directors' egos can be a bit like four-year-olds’

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:30:48 GMT

Linda Jackson is the first female and first British CEO of French carmaker Citroën.


Trading places

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:17:09 GMT

President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.


Jenson Button: ‘Engineering skill beats natural talent’

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:10:17 GMT

A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.


Chinese whispers

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.


Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:55:16 GMT

The Amazon founder is now richer than Bill Gates has ever been.


The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT

More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.


From podium to boardroom

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:48:45 GMT

David Coulthard swapped the high-powered world of Formula 1 for a new career path in the media and business.


Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:32:10 GMT

Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.


Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:31:12 GMT

MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.


Formula 1: The tech driving the races

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT

BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.


Farnborough Airshow: Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:53:27 GMT

China will pass the US as the biggest air travel market within 10-15 years, Boeing says.


Active defence

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:21:13 GMT

How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.


EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:16:20 GMT

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.


Ground breaking tech

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:01:15 GMT

Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.


Emotional surveillance

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT

How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.


'One of the lucky ones'

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:06:18 GMT

Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn't let the lasting impact of polio hold her back.


No affordable homes?

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:13:37 GMT

More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.


Holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:02:26 GMT

Figures compiled for the BBC show just how much British banks are charging holidaymakers


Tariff battle

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:34:19 GMT

After the US imposes tariffs on $34bn of goods from China, the BBC looks at President Trump's move.


How toilet paper became a million dollar idea

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:24:07 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how toilet paper became a million dollar idea.


Beauty queen

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:32:54 GMT

Kylie Jenner is not old enough to drink alcohol in the US yet, but is worth almost $1bn.


Business booming for giant cargo planes

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT

$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.


Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT

Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.


Self-made business owners on Kylie Jenner and their tips for success

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:57:21 GMT

The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.


Korea lesson

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:15:45 GMT

The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.


EasyJet to sue over French air strikes

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:35:17 GMT

The airline plans to challenge the European Commission over strikes by French air traffic controllers.


'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT

Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.


Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT

Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?


Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:06:52 GMT

The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.


Amazon's European workers strike as Prime promotion continues

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:50:33 GMT

Staff in Germany, Spain and Poland are taking action during a major promotion at the retail giant.


The self-driving car that's 50 years old

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:20 GMT

A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.


Poundworld to close 40 more stores

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:23:51 GMT

The discount retailer is now set to close 145 stores after falling into administration in June.


US travel ban will not stop visitors - Qatar Airways boss

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:14:41 GMT

The US travel ban will not stop Middle Eastern tourists flying to the US, says Akbar Al Baker.


Playing Chequers

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:43:24 GMT

The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?


'It was pretty crazy'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:07:48 GMT

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.


Google braced for giant Android fine from EU

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:36:34 GMT

The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly extended Google's dominance of search.


Arsenal caught up in fraud probe at carmaker sponsor

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:50 GMT

Premier League club Arsenal has been tangled up in a fraud investigation at Chinese carmaker BYD.


Holiday childcare: 'I'm lucky - my sister has my child'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:51 GMT

British parents pay an average of £133.34 a week for full-time holiday childcare for one child, a survey finds.


New Tempest fighter jet model unveiled

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:39:18 GMT

The UK plans to invest £2bn in the new jet, which can be used with either pilots or as a drone.


Trump to redesign Air Force One to be 'red, white and blue'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:36:31 GMT

The current look of Air Force One dates back to the Kennedy era, representing half a century of American history.


Goldman Sachs names DJ-ing banker David Solomon as boss

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:43:22 GMT

David Solomon, who is to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.


Farnborough Airshow: A380's 'best years still to come'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:56:32 GMT

Airbus executive claims the "best years" of the troubled super-jumbo programme are ahead of it.


'Don't be do-gooders. Do things'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT

Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".


Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:18:22 GMT

The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.


Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:51:08 GMT

The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.





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