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Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays

Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business

"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

SEC faces questions after cyber breach

The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars

A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years

Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P

Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of debts.

Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges

The consumer group wants manufacturers to stop making fridges with flammable plastic backs.

Co-op Group sells final stake in Co-op Bank

The retail and services group has offloaded the final 1% stake it held in the troubled Co-op Bank.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group

UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

Greenpeace diesel protesters 'remain on port's gantry'

Greenpeace campaigners board a ship and enter secure areas at a port in an anti-diesel protest.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race

The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson to step down

The UK power producer says its current finance chief, Will Gardiner, will take over the top role.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Johnson Matthey jumps 15% after revealing battery plan

Johnson Matthey says it will spend £200m developing batteries for electric cars.

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio

The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.

How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for £5m.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

Invisible threat

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Cork questioned

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style'

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Ryanair cancellations

The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

Rebel to geek

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

Success story

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Smart money

Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

Red gold

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Northern Rock

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Cashing out

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.



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