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Post Office IT fiasco: 'Decade of hell' for accused
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 1:07 am

Those accused of false accounting and theft by the Post Office tell how their lives were devastated. […]

Switching broadband provider 'could save £120'
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

More than three-quarters of consumers who haggled were offered a better deal, according to Which? […]

Last days of Long Clawson village butcher's shop
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 1:03 am

It has been run by three generations of the same family and originally delivered meat by horse and cart. […]

Check your train time - new timetables to begin
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:29 am

New rail timetables come in on Sunday, with more and speedier services promised on some routes. […]

Quadriga: Lawyers for users of bankrupt crypto firm seek exhumation of founder
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm

Lawyers for Quadriga users say there are "questionable circumstances" behind Gerald Cotten's death. […]

General election 2019: What the Conservatives' win means for your money
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

Promises have been made and plans put in place that will have an effect on your finances after the election. […]

Trump halts new tariffs in US China trade war
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 4:34 pm

The so-called phase one deal will see billions of dollars in tariffs removed or delayed. […]

Viagogo's takeover of StubHub faces competition probe
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm

The regulator is considering whether the takeover will lead to "a substantial lessening of competition". […]

Businesses urge Johnson to secure trade deals
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Bosses have called on the prime minister to secure the future terms of trade with the EU. […]

Timetable set for Woodford fund repayments
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Stricken investors in Neil Woodford's former flagship fund will receive their first payments on 20 January. […]

Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing for longest flights
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 4:23 am

The move marks a fresh blow to rival Boeing as it deals with the fallout from its grounded 737 Max jets. […]

How the snow globe became a million dollar idea
Posted on December 13, 2019 at 12:01 am

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the snow globe became a million dollar idea. […]

How much do we really know about why we give to charity?
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 12:04 am

Charity fundraising has become big business – but what’s the best way to encourage donations? […]

My Money: 'My mate spent £6 on four Hula Hoops packs'
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

As part of a new BBC blog series, Harriet Brown shares what she spent her money on this week. […]

A 'game changer' for cardboard box waste?
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 12:02 am

A factory in France is trialling a more efficient way of packaging orders, Emma Simpson reports. […]

'Bring your true personality to your work'
Posted on December 11, 2019 at 12:03 am

Health food boss James McMaster says he wants staff to bring their true personalities to their job. […]

The secrets of 'food porn' viral videos
Posted on December 10, 2019 at 12:04 am

Is the fashion for filming calorie-saturated food videos encouraging unhealthy eating? […]

LinkedIn loneliness video by Canterbury man goes viral
Posted on December 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Mark Gaisford made a video about having no close friends and it went viral on social media. […]

Billionaire John Caudwell goes head-to-head with Labour's John McDonnell
Posted on December 9, 2019 at 12:15 am

John Caudwell goes head-to-head with the shadow chancellor after he stated that nobody needs or deserves to be a billionaire. […]

'I slept in a cupboard for three months'
Posted on December 9, 2019 at 12:07 am

Entrepreneur Mathias Mikkelsen was so desperate to get into a 'hacker house' he slept in a closet. […]

HMV faces the music in Christmas crunch test
Posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

Canadian Doug Putman rescued the UK music chain, but will the festive season make or break it? […]

General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy
Posted on December 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

BBC Business Editor Faisal Islam looks at the economic issues at stake in the election. […]

How to have a more sustainable Christmas
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 10:38 pm

From renting your tree, to sponsoring a turkey, a growing number of people are having a greener Christmas. […]

Thomas Cook: 'They told me the money was safe'
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Many angry Thomas Cook customers are still awaiting refunds for the holidays that never happened. […]

Saudi Aramco's eight decades of history
Posted on December 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco traces its history back to the 1930s. […]



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Aramco indicative share price up slightly to 37 riyals
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 6:56 am

Saudi Aramco's shares went up slightly to 37 Saudi riyals ($9.87) in a pre-market auction on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, putting the company's market value slightly below $2 trillion. […]

China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15 on some U.S. goods
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 4:40 am

China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the State Council's customs tariff commission said on Sunday, after the world's two largest economies agreed a "phase one" trade deal on Friday. […]

U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:10 am

(This Dec. 13 story corrects title of Eller to legislative, not executive, director, paragraph 18) […]

Mnuchin says trade deal with China to boost global economy
Posted on December 15, 2019 at 3:10 am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was "very good" for global economic growth, and added that the second phase could come in several steps. […]

California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 11:13 pm

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility, saying its proposal fails to meet the requirements of a recently enacted wildfire law. […]

Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Mexico's deputy foreign minister, Jesus Seade, said on Saturday he sent a letter to the top U.S. trade official expressing surprise and concern over a labor enforcement provision proposed by a U.S. congressional committee in the new North American trade deal. […]

Swiss body considers ban on Swatch unit selling parts - Schweiz am Wochenende
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 3:57 pm

A Swatch unit that supplies parts to much of the watch market faces a possible sales ban next year by Switzerland's Competition Commission (Weka), newspaper Schweiz am Wochenende reported on Saturday. […]

China top diplomat says China-U.S. trade deal good news for all
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm

China and the United States' "phase one" trade agreement is good news for all and will "provide stability in global trade", the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said during a visit to Slovenia on Saturday. […]

China to target around 6% growth in 2020, step up state spending: sources
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm

China plans to set a lower economic growth target of around 6% in 2020 from this year's 6-6.5%, relying on increased state infrastructure spending to ward off a sharper slowdown, policy sources said. […]

What's in the U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal
Posted on December 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm

The United States and China have agreed on the terms of a "phase one" trade deal that reduces some U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods while boosting Chinese purchases of American farm, energy and manufactured goods and addressing some U.S. complaints about intellectual property practices. […]