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Is the US heading for a recession?

Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

But uSwitch survey says homes in a Birmingham avenue have the fastest access.

Pound sinks after no confidence report

The pound falls after a report that colleagues of Theresa May could trigger a no confidence vote.

Manchester clothing firm lodges trademark claim against Bentley Motors

Brandlogic, which owns the Bentley 1962 clothing brand, claims Bentley Motors has damaged its business.

China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.

France 'Gilets Jaunes': Spending cuts to fund Macron concessions

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says measures to defuse protests will be paid for by spending cuts.

Google chief denies political bias claims

US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.

Amazon sackings 'follow sales data leaks'

Amazon reportedly believes the staff had been abusing their access to an internal database.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008

Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.

Barclays customers can now 'switch off' spending

Those who cannot control their spending have a new tool to help them limit their behaviour

Broadband customers to get automatic compensation

The automatic compensation code will apply only when the fault takes longer than two days to fix.

Carpetright losses widen as sales fall

Sales are still falling at the retailer which is closing stores as part of a restructuring plan.

India appoints new central bank governor

Shaktikanta Das will take over at Reserve Bank of India after the shock departure of his predecessor.

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance

Staff are given tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm pulls out of Venezuela.

UK economy slows as car sales fall

The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.

Push for alternative to leasehold system

The Law Commission wants commonhold to be used as an alternative to leasehold in England and Wales.

Apple denies iPhone sales ban in China

Chip-maker Qualcomm says it has won an injunction against Apple in a continuing dispute over intellectual property.

Seven things to watch as Google's CEO appears before Congress hearing

Google chief Sundar Pichai will answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee.

Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules

The business tycoon left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m).

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

The French president says the anger of "yellow vest" protesters is "deep and in many ways legitimate".

Elon Musk has 'no respect' for US regulator

Tesla's co-founder says he has no respect for the regulator, which fined him over tweets about making the company private.

Interserve rescue plan prompts share collapse

Shares in outsourcing company Interserve more than halve after it says it is seeking a rescue deal.

Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

The £15bn route, Europe's biggest infrastructure project, has been delayed for a second time.

Love Islanders' Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad

Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?

'The wrong investors can lead to meltdown'

Choose investors carefully as "the wrong ones can lead to meltdown", says CEO Nikolay Piriankov.

How crisps became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how crisps became a million dollar idea.

Nokia's lightning-quick 5G demo: A glimpse of the future?

Could 5G connection speeds demonstrated by Nokia in Riga, Latvia, be replicated in the real world?

Reality Check: Your Christmas tree's carbon footprint

What impact do Christmas trees have on the environment and should you go fake or fir?

How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy

How superfast mobile connectivity will help dairy farmers monitor the health of their cows.

Brexit: How will it affect chocolate supplies?

James Ecclestone runs a small chocolate factory and says that Brexit could force his company to move abroad.

A journey underground into one of Poland's working mines

As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, David Shukman journeys into the depths of a working mine.

The Germans solving rising rents with people power

Living in gentrified areas of Munich is getting pricey - but these renters say they have the answer.

The bar where your cash is worthless

As more firms around the world refuse to take cash, does this mean the end for notes and coins?

Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada for allegedly breaking US sanctions against Iran.

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...

What should you do when someone gets your name wrong in the professional sphere?

'I was divorced and missed having company'

Rupert Hunt created flat-sharing website SpareRoom - and then ended up needing to use it himself after his marriage ended.

Vijay Mallya: India's most controversial businessman?

Once called the "King of Good Times" due to his extravagant lifestyle, Vijay Mallya has been embroiled in financial scandals since 2012.

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.

Mexico 1971: When women's football hit the big time

With the 2019 Women's World Cup draw on Saturday, we look back at the groundbreaking unofficial 1971 event in Mexico.

Who really influences the price of oil?

Does Opec still control the price of oil in today's global market?

Should we worry about Huawei?

Some countries are blocking the use of telecoms network equipment from the Chinese firm.

Tesco trial collapse heaps pressure on SFO

The acquittal of two former Tesco directors puts the focus back on the Serious Fraud Office.

The worst things about working in shops at Christmas

Christmas can be the most terrible time of the year for people working in shops.

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children.

Will Opec defy Trump's call for low oil prices?

Oil prices recently hit 12-month lows. Opec wants to raise them, President Trump wants them lowered.

Can a brand create a 'sonic identity' from light bulbs?

Sound is enjoying a renaissance in marketing circles, but do firms understand how to use it?

The terraced house inside a laboratory

Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.

South Africa: Taking on a mining firm and winning

After a decade-long battle, a small South African community stopped its land being turned into a titanium mine.

Donald Trump v the world: US tariffs in four charts

From Spanish olives to Chinese aluminium, no corner of the world has been untouched by US trade tariffs.

Pampered pups: Is the 'pooch pound' out of control?

The "humanisation" of dogs is driving a booming market in upmarket dog food, accessories and services.

Mike Ashley: The saviour of the High Street?

Profile of Sports Direct founder and Newcastle United billionaire owner Mike Ashley.

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