BBC News - Business
BBC News - Business
How traffic lights became a million dollar idea
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:13:49 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how traffic lights became a million dollar idea.
Apple to create $1bn Texas base
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:23:12 GMT
The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:36 GMT
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.
What's knocked markets off course?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:02:10 GMT
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:13:48 GMT
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada for allegedly breaking US sanctions against Iran.
Love Islanders' Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:05:05 GMT
Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?
PewDiePie printer hackers strike again
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:59:05 GMT
The perpetrators are urging victims to support the YouTube star and protect their systems.
Martin Glenn: FA chief executive to leave at end of the season
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21:36 GMT
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is to step down at the end of the 2018-19 season.
The Germans solving rising rents with people power
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:11:26 GMT
Living in gentrified areas of Munich is getting pricey - but these renters say they have the answer.
Brexit Basics: The single market explained
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:14:12 GMT
Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.
Euro falls as 'gilets jaunes' protests hit French economy
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:49:18 GMT
Business activity in France has contracted following the gilets jaunes protests, a survey suggests.
Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:14:21 GMT
From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food.
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:26:46 GMT
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.
HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:21:29 GMT
New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him.
Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:28:35 GMT
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.
Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:19:55 GMT
The Virgin founder says "quite a few" UK businesses will close if there is a no-deal Brexit.
'I was divorced and missed having company'
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:02:55 GMT
Rupert Hunt created flat-sharing website SpareRoom - and then ended up needing to use it himself after his marriage ended.
Tourist pound now down at close to just one dollar
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:01:41 GMT
Airport currency exchanges are offering rates as low as $1.05 for a pound
China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:56:35 GMT
The country's finance ministry also confirms plans to suspend higher tariffs on US-made cars.
House of Fraser revival 'challenging'
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:58:03 GMT
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley sees "significant challenges" in turning around the department store chain.
New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:05:26 GMT
Stars and politicians are campaigning for a non-white scientist to feature on the new £50 note.
Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:31:46 GMT
Sports Direct's owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of Debenhams.
The blind woman developing tech for the good of others
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:06:03 GMT
Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.
The bar where your cash is worthless
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:06:14 GMT
As more firms around the world refuse to take cash, does this mean the end for notes and coins?
Branson: Hard Brexit would torpedo some Virgin firms
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:09:40 GMT
Sir Richard Branson has spoken out against a hard Brexit, warning it would be "an absolute disaster".
Vijay Mallya: India's most controversial businessman?
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:58:52 GMT
Once called the "King of Good Times" due to his extravagant lifestyle, Vijay Mallya has been embroiled in financial scandals since 2012.
Why are people spending less this Christmas?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:34 GMT
Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers' shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas.
How crisps became a million dollar idea
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:10:16 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how crisps became a million dollar idea.
Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:12:15 GMT
Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:03:20 GMT
Britons will not need a visa but will have to apply for a travel document, which lasts for three years.
Ministers deny planning no-deal Brexit holiday warnings
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:52:54 GMT
Downing Street dismisses reports families will be advised not to book EU travel after March 2019.
Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:21:00 GMT
The ONS is about to announce how it will treat student loans in the national accounts. Will it lead to changes in student finance?
Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:06:45 GMT
The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn't technology, it's regulation and public acceptance.
Half of UK homes could get faster broadband
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:03 GMT
New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.
'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:06:34 GMT
As the EU threatens to end Cambodia's tariff-free status, textile workers fear it could lead to factory closures and job losses.
Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:02:40 GMT
What should you do when someone gets your name wrong in the professional sphere?
Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:12:50 GMT
Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades.
ECB ends €2.5tn eurozone QE stimulus programme
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:43:32 GMT
The European Central Bank confirms it is ending its massive bond-buying programme this month.
Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:58:09 GMT
The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who's the real winner - retailers or charity?
Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:53:23 GMT
The Committee of Advertising Practice says adverts must not feature harmful gender stereotypes.
BHS ex owner Dominic Chappell failed to give pension information
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:17:59 GMT
The man who bought BHS for £1 is fined for not providing documents about the collapsed chain's pension schemes.
What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:31:50 GMT
What lessons can the we learn from the economic ructions suffered by New Zealand in 1973 when the UK joined the EEC?
'The wrong investors can lead to meltdown'
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:03:30 GMT
Choose investors carefully as "the wrong ones can lead to meltdown", says CEO Nikolay Piriankov.
Bad weather hits Christmas shopping on the High Street
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:48:51 GMT
Icy temperatures and the lure of online shopping hit pre-Christmas retail sales.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:43:16 GMT
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.