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Coronavirus fears hit global shares and oil price
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Worries over the virus' spread hit financial markets, with stocks from Wall Street to Tokyo down. […]

Anger over Presidents Club clothing range
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:46 pm

The charity that closed down after a groping scandal has had its name revived to sell dresses. […]

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm

The government is expected to make a decision about the Chinese technology giant on Tuesday. […]

Davos 2020: How do we get more female leaders?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

We asked a number of top Davos attendees how to boost the number of women in leadership roles. […]

Amigo: Sub-prime lender puts itself up for sale
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:56 am

The sub-prime loans company has faced scrutiny from the regulator and complaints from customers. […]

Firms urged to crack down on office football chat
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:40 am

A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour. […]

Dos Santos: Whistleblower named a Football Leaks author
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 10:26 am

Man behind football revelations named a Luanda Leaks whistleblower about Africa's richest woman. […]

Air India: Can the national carrier finally find a buyer?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 9:32 am

The Indian government has said it will sell its entire stake in the loss-making national airline. […]

'Almost 10,000' retail jobs lost this year
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

Tough competition on the UK High Street means there are more job losses to come, say insolvency specialists. […]

Coronavirus: Companies tell workers 'stay at home'
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 7:34 am

The moves come after the Chinese government extended the Lunar New Year holiday by three days. […]

Would Greta Thunberg's generation play with these toys?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:20 am

More sustainable toys are coming on the market designed to appeal to planet-conscious consumers. […]

'We don't yet know exactly what Brexit will entail'
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:52 am

"Get Brexit done" may have been a popular general election slogan, but what exactly does it mean? […]

Fast fashion: Can it ever be ethical and cheap?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:02 am

Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant debates whether fashion can be sustainable and cheap. […]

British Steel: Rival bidder on standby if Jingye sale fails
Posted on January 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Turkish giant Cengiz is "ready to bid" if UK government rescue talks with Jingye fall through. […]

HS2: Cabinet minister has 'gut feeling' rail project will be cleared
Posted on January 26, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay tells the BBC he believes the high-speed rail project will go ahead. […]

Memorial benches: 'A quiet reminder of people gone, but not forgotten'
Posted on January 26, 2020 at 5:20 am

Dedicated benches can be a place of solace, but may only be temporary and costs can be prohibitive. […]

The rapid rise of 'Buy now, pay later'
Posted on January 26, 2020 at 4:41 am

Deals allowing customers to spread payments interest-free are increasing but charities warn of building debts. […]

Coronavirus: Could it damage the global economy?
Posted on January 26, 2020 at 1:05 am

Inevitably, it will have economic consequences. But how severe and how far will they spread? […]

Davos 2020: Quarrels, but little consensus
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 10:02 pm

The World Economic Forum at Davos produced rows over climate change and trade, but little consensus. […]

UK's best High Street is Welsh valleys town Treorchy
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Treorchy has been praised for a thriving community - bursting with independent businesses. […]

Davos 2020: Can Formula 1 really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Can Formula 1 motor racing really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030? […]

George Soros takes aim at 'authoritarian' Presidents Xi and Trump
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 7:01 am

"The world would be a better place if they weren't in power," Mr Soros said at Davos. […]

How the energy drink became a million dollar idea
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:35 am

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

What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:31 am

More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms. […]

Davos 2020: Algae proposed as an alternative to plastic
Posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:17 am

A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used an an alternative material to plastic. […]



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Travel, tech stocks lead Wall St. lower as China virus fears mount
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm

U.S. stocks fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year holidays and businesses to close some operations. […]

J&J chief testifies he did not read all documents related to asbestos in talc
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky told a jury Monday that he did not read all the internal company documents related to potential asbestos contamination in Johnson's Baby Powder. […]

Stocks slide to two-week low on China virus fears, safe havens gain
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday and investors worried about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus drove up the price of safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt. […]

Oil falls 3% to three-month low as China virus threatens demand
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Crude prices dropped 3% to three-month lows on Monday as the death toll from China's coronavirus grew and more businesses were forced to shut down, fuelling expectations of slowing oil demand. […]

J&J CEO to testify at trial for first time on Baby Powder risks
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was set to be called as a witness on Monday in what would be his first appearance in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer. […]

GM to invest $2.2 billion at Detroit factory to make electric trucks, SUVs
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:53 pm

General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, a move that would create 2,200 jobs, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Monday. […]

Trump's 'massive' U.S.-UK trade deal faces big hurdles
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Britain is the United States' closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement after Britain's exit from the European Union. […]

Fed's first hurdle in 2020: Dispensing with 'QE Lite'
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 2:02 pm

The Federal Reserve's bond portfolio is swelling again at a pace not seen since the "quantitative easing" heyday in the early 2010s. Prices for stocks and other risky assets are also rising at a fast clip - a state of affairs that a growing chorus of investors, economists and former Fed officials say is no coincidence, and potentially a problem. […]

Casper IPO valuation dwindles from peak of $1 billion
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Casper Sleep Inc, the online mattress retailer whose investors include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper 50 Cent, expects its initial public offering valuation to be well below the roughly $1 billion it commanded in the last funding round. […]

EU to rule on $120 billion United Technologies, Raytheon deal by February 28
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 12:13 pm

EU antitrust enforcers will rule by Feb. 28 whether to approve United Technologies Corp and U.S. contractor Raytheon Co's bid to create a $121 billion aerospace and defense giant, a filing on the European Commission website showed. […]