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Pound surges on hopes of Brexit breakthrough

Analysts have warned the rally could be short lived if a deal isn't agreed by the cabinet.

Berketex Bride in administration

The bridal store has ceased trading and closed down all 12 of its outlets.

Brexit: Can firms stop stocks running low?

More firms are stockpiling as concerns about shortages of food, medicines, car parts and much else increase.

Amazon names locations for new US HQs

The online giant plans major new campuses in New York and next to the Pentagon near Washington DC.

Premier League: Susanna Dinnage named new chief executive

Susanna Dinnage is named as the new chief executive of the Premier League, replacing Richard Scudamore.

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.

Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

Wages rise at the fastest pace since 2008 but unemployment edges higher, official figures show.

Flipkart boss resigns after misconduct investigation

Flipkart-owner Walmart said investigation into misconduct found "lapses in judgement".

Bisto owner plans Brexit stockpile

Premier Foods is to stockpile raw materials ahead of Brexit as fears grow over gridlock at UK ports.

Food taste 'not protected by copyright' rules EU court

Court of Justice was asked to rule in a copyright case involving two Dutch cream cheese products.

Softbank IPO: A guide to the Japanese tech giant

The firm is planning a $21bn IPO of its mobile unit that could fund a fresh wave of tech investments.

Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street

The tech giant's share price fall has wiped more than $40bn off its market value.

Poldark makers buy rights to Sir Philip Green story

The company behind TV's Poldark and Victoria buys the rights to a book about Sir Philip Green.

'Admitting problems helped us get debt-free'

A quarter of those in serious financial difficulty wait more than two years to seek help, a charity says.

Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which?

DIY chain Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?.

Why complaining really does take all day

Research suggests on average 24 hours a year are spent complaining, while at work, about poor service.

Iceland Christmas ad: Petition to show it on TV hits 670k

The advert was not approved to be shown on TV because it breaches the rules on political advertising.

Pound's rollercoaster ride continues

The pound sinks in volatile trading after reports that a Brexit deal was near were downplayed.

Tobacco shares hit by US menthol ban fear

Shares in BAT and Imperial Brands tumble after reports suggest the US will ban menthol cigarettes.

Car crash data thief 'unlucky' to be jailed

A car repair worker is the first person to be sentenced to jail as a result of a UK data watchdog prosecution.

Ex-Stobart boss denies improperly taking £5m in expenses

Andrew Tinkler was part of a campaign to oust the Stobart Group's chairman, a court hears.

Purple Tuesday: 'Embarrassment' of going shopping in a wheelchair

Holly Greader from Cardiff tells the BBC what going shopping is like for her as a wheelchair user.

Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'

Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.

What do tampons and WWI have in common?

Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.

Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture

Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.

Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?

Singles Day is the biggest online shopping day, and possibly Alibaba's biggest for data collection.

How the teddy bear became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the teddy bear became a million dollar idea.

Sainsbury's boss warns food 'can't be stockpiled' for no-deal Brexit

Mike Coupe says food imports "can't be stockpiled" ahead of a no-deal Brexit.

The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

Does the resilience of independent Asian businesses make them better equipped to survive the challenges of Brexit?

Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.

Sabrina makers sued by Satanic Temple over statue

Netflix and Warner Brothers face a $50m lawsuit by the group over a statue of goat deity Baphomet.

Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of them?

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.

'Shopping can be so embarrassing for me'

Why retailers need to be doing more for their disabled customers.

'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'

Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying cars.

My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?

Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?

It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say campaigners.

Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?

Choppy waters for Greek shipping sector

Greece’s key shipping industry – the biggest in the world – is going to be greatly affected by the US ban on Iranian oil exports.

What the US mid-terms mean for business

The business world did well from Donald Trump's first years as president. Will that continue?

How the VBS 'bank heist' sparked a parliamentary brawl in South Africa

The collapse of a rural bank reveals the extent of corruption in South Africa.

Is the party over for Ibiza?

Many people in Ibiza's music industry are worried about the White Isle's future as authorities try to rein in its famous party scene.

Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?

Indian airlines have been stepping up their recruitment drive for female pilots.

How the humble lamp-post could help power our cities

As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.

The first date that created a £10m company

Little did Radha Vyas know that a first date with a man she had met online would lead to them creating a successful travel firm.

Car insurance: Why pay when you are not driving?

New forms of insurance can save motorists money - especially if they live in a city.

Can Iran survive sanctions?

The US is set to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran's oil and banking sectors.

How real is Trump's jobs 'miracle'?

The US has notched up further jobs growth - what's really happening to the US workforce?

What is Mike Ashley's plan for the High Street?

The Sports Direct founder this week added Evans Cycles to his collection - has he a plan or can he just not resist a bargain?



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