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UK economy slows as car sales fall

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

Interserve rescue plan prompts share collapse

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

November shopper footfall 'worst since recession'

The Black Friday effect is driving more shopping online for a longer period, retail researchers say.

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct

The former Nissan chairman is accused of misreporting his salary and misusing company assets.

How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.

O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

The mobile phone operator is understood to be demanding damages from supplier Ericsson.

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court to learn if he will be extradited to India.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Jack Dorsey is accused of ignoring the persecution of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.

Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France

Paris has been particularly badly hit, with cars burned, shops looted and major tourist sites closed.

Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

The foreign ministry demands Canada release CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces fraud charges in the US.

Ted Baker boss takes leave of absence

The fashion chain's founder Ray Kelvin is facing allegations of harassment.

Oil prices rise on planned Opec cuts

Opec and allies agree to cut oil production by more than one million barrels per day.

US jobs growth slows in November

US employers add 155,000 jobs in November, fewer than expected.

Virgin Atlantic pilots plan Christmas strike

They will strike from 22 December to Christmas Day in a dispute over union recognition, the PPU says.

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales.

'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.

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.

'Excellence isn't an act, it's a habit'

'Excellence isn't an act, it's a habit'

'Redundancy isn't the end of the world'

John Brailsford has been made redundant five times, but says losing a job is not the end of the world.

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?

The Kingfisher tycoon is waiting to learn whether he will be extradited to India to face fraud charges.

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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