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British Airways pilots call off next week's strike
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Pilots' union Balpa calls on the airline to "negotiate seriously" with a view to ending the dispute. […]

Albemarle and Bond helpline 'improved'
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Amid heavy criticism, the company says that it remains solvent and customers' pawned items are safe. […]

Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 11:12 am

The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell. […]

Lloyd's 'devastated' at sexual misconduct report
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

Boss John Neal admits there are "issues we've got to tackle" at the 331-year-old insurance market. […]

What is the UK's inflation rate?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:53 am

A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances. […]

House price growth slowest for seven years, says ONS
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

The latest figures show the biggest drop in prices in the last year was in the North East of England. […]

Cobham: National security fears threaten defence takeover
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

The government is looking into Advent's £4bn takeover bid for British defence firm Cobham. […]

Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:16 am

The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made. […]

Shampoo tycoon: 'leave the details to the experts'.
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Shampoo tycoon: 'Don't try to solve all the technical problems. Leave the details to the experts.' […]

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:03 pm

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery. […]

Why the Fed's interest rate move matters
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates on Wednesday. […]

'My derelict pub still got TripAdvisor reviews'
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

TripAdvisor says it is winning the fight against fake reviews using fraud detection technology. […]

Cash machines closing fastest in poor areas, chancellor told
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Consumer group Which? urges the chancellor to act over the loss of free ATMs in poor communities. […]

Oil price falls as Saudi Arabia calms supply fears
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

The country's energy minister says output will return to normal later this month after drone attacks. […]

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay. […]

Rutland: England's only county without a McDonald's
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 8:45 am

The burger chain wants to open in Rutland but people fear it will "kill" Oakham and bring in "riff-raff". […]

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 am

Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe. […]

Why thousands are flocking to corgi cafes
Posted on September 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm

Corgi cafes are all the rage, with these dog-themed businesses popping up across Asia. […]

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men. […]

Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm

The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show. […]

High-tech ways to keep employees happy
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 11:26 pm

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want? […]

How bottled water became a million dollar idea.
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how bottled water became a million dollar idea. […]

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 11:17 pm

Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past. […]

Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes?
Posted on September 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash. […]

Can solar power shake up the energy market?
Posted on September 10, 2019 at 11:38 pm

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market. […]



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Lone 737 MAX criss-crossed Canada for pilot checks during grounding
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:46 pm

While the world's Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded after two fatal crashes, a solitary Air Canada plane has been spotted in the skies, shuttling between Quebec and Ontario. […]

Explainer: The Fed has a repo problem. What's that?
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

As if the U.S. Federal Reserve didn't already have enough on its plate heading into its meeting on interest rates this week, chaos deep inside the plumbing of the U.S. financial system has thrown policymakers an unexpected curveball. […]

Instant view: U.S. fed funds rate breaks above Fed's target range
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

A key interest rates the Federal Reserve aims to influence to control monetary policy broke above the top-end of the central bank's target range for the first time since the global credit crisis more than a decade ago. […]

Fed's job gets more complex as fed funds rate moves out of bounds
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Stress in U.S. money markets loomed over a Federal Reserve policy meeting on Wednesday with new data showing that the central bank's target interest rate had drifted outside the level set by the central bank for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis. […]

Wall Street edges lower as FedEx profit warning drags; Fed in focus
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm

U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after FedEx issued a profit warning, while investors waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates in what has been a rocky week for global markets. […]

Apple spars with EU as $14 billion Irish tax dispute drags on
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU's drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years. […]

FedEx tumbles 13% on weak 2020 outlook, brokers cut price targets
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Shares of FedEx Corp fell about 13% on Wednesday after the package delivery company slashed its 2020 profit outlook, blaming trade tensions and its split with client-turned-competitor Amazon.com . […]

Analyst view: Fed's day two of cash injection into U.S. banking system
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

As if the U.S. Federal Reserve didn't already have enough on its plate heading into its meeting on interest rates this week, chaos deep inside the plumbing of the U.S. financial system has thrown policymakers an unexpected curve ball. […]

U.S. housing starts, building permits hit 12-year high
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction increased, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market. […]

U.S. fed funds rate breaks above Fed's target range
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm

A key interest rates the Federal Reserve aims to influence to control monetary policy broke above the top-end of the central bank's target range for the first time since the global credit crisis more than a decade ago. […]