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Pubs facing triple tax whammy, says Camra

The campaign group says 18 pubs a week are closing and the sector needs a major overhaul of taxes.

Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.

Eight out of 10 academies in deficit, say accountants

Figures from 450 academies suggest looming insolvency, says a report.

Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.

Goldman Sachs reveals gender pay gap

The bank reveals a large pay gap, adding it is committed to getting more women into senior positions.

'Misleading' online shopping returns policies revealed

Which? studied the websites of 46 retailers and supermarkets. It says that all but one had errors.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

Camelot warns of 'low level' National Lottery hack

Customers should change their passwords as a precaution, the National Lottery owner says.

Wetherspoon profits up as restaurant trade hits tough times

Boss Tim Martin says his pub chain is "doing quite well" despite tougher times in the sector.

Insurers warn of travel premium rise

The cost of new policies could soon rise if the principles of a Brexit deal aren't hammered out next week, insurers say.

Currys PC World apologises for extra charges on laptops

Customers report being charged up to £40 more for laptops than the online advertised price.

Li Ka-Shing: Asia's second-richest person retires

Li Ka-Shing's business interests range from ports and telecoms to retail including the UK's Superdrug.

Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

For the sixth year running, Scotland's visitor attractions have outperformed the rest of the UK.

Farm Bank: Founder accused of defrauding gamers

Turkish social media users have accused the mobile gaming site founder of "milking" them before fleeing to Uruguay.

Coutts star banker in sexual harassment claims

A top banker at Coutts, the private bank used by the Queen, is at the centre of a series of complaints about sexual harassment

Payment fraud: Millions lost in money transfer trick

Victims of a fraud which leads them to transfer money to a con-artist are typically losing nearly £3,000.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

Trial shifts 'took advantage of me'

Meghan Wright from Edinburgh says trial shifts at Nando's and a supermarket creche took advantage of her inexperience and of her wanting paid work.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

The office where only women are allowed to work

There have been men-only clubs for centuries. The Wing is a co-working space in New York exclusively for women.

The reusable nappy company with big ambitions

Mexican business Ecopipo exports its fabric, washable nappies around the world.

French baker disputes fine for opening every day

A small town's only baker was open for business every day last summer, breaking strict labour rules.

Pierce Brosnan says India mouth freshener brand 'cheated' him

Pierce Brosnan tells Indian officials a mouth freshener brand misled him about its harmful effects.

Blooming pensions

From 5 April nine million workers in auto enrolment will have to decide whether to pay increased contributions

Singled out

Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.

Adapt or die

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Remote shoppers

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Penny pitching

The Treasury is seeking views about the future of our coins - but what uses do 1p and 2p pieces have?

Fail harder

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Baby steps

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Sending home

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

Model citizens

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

Career conversion

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

No Budget?

The Spring Budget was the most important economic statement of the year, but then it moved to the autumn.

Nuclear fallout

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

Hot dogs

Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.

Fly drive

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

'I founded a bank'

On International Women's Day, meet Anne Boden, the Swansea tech entrepreneur who founded her own bank.

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