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Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen and his family were visiting Sri Lanka, where three of his four children died.

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

President Trump tweeted that he would respect Mr Cain's wishes and not pursue the nomination.

Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan boss hit with fresh charge

Carlos Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, now faces four charges in Japan over misconduct allegations.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

Samsung delays the release of its Galaxy Fold smartphones after reviewers report broken screens.

Lack of bank account 'costs £500 extra a year' in bills

People without a bank account pay more for energy, loans and mobile phone deals, research suggests.

Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai

A video circulating on Chinese social media appears to show a parked Tesla car erupting into flames.

Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month', but closure rate slowing

But the rate of closure is slowing because of cuts to business rates, new research suggests.

Thomas Cook reportedly receives bids for firm

It put its airline up for sale in February, but suitors have also expressed interest in the whole company.

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool".

HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scams

Fraudsters send fake messages during the tax rebate period, the government warns.

Stagecoach calls for inquiry after rail bid document leak

The firm wants an investigation into how rail franchise bid documents were sent to a rival.

Pet insurance payouts hit record of £785m

The rising cost and sophistication of veterinary treatments is pushing up the size of claims.

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

The tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.

Debenhams boss Bucher steps down

He says it is "time to move on" following the takeover of the struggling retailer by its lenders.

Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut

Shares in the online scrapbook company surge 28% on its first day on the New York Stock Exchange.

ConocoPhillips sells off UK North Sea assets for £2bn

The oil and gas giant sells its North Sea assets to private equity-based Chrysaor for £2bn.

Retail sales boosted by mild weather in March

Sales grew well ahead of expectations last month, hitting the fastest annual pace since October 2016.

Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'

The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users

The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says.

Competition watchdog recommends accountancy market overhaul

But the Competition and Markets Authority stops short of saying accountancy firms should be broken up.

Amazon plans to shut online store in China

The partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local rivals.

HS2 buys residential properties and land worth £600m

Figures show HS2 has bought over 900 properties that could be affected by the high-speed rail route.

Climate change: Central banks warn of financial risks in open letter

The heads of two major central banks warn firms they may "fail to exist" if they ignore threats.

JP Morgan: Is Wall Street's first female boss a step closer?

JP Morgan promotes finance chief Marianne Lake, making her a possible successor to Jamie Dimon.

Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights

The Indian airline suspends all of its domestic and international flights as it seeks further funding.

Ivanka Trump: I declined father's suggestion of World Bank job

She says her father suggested the role to her, but she told him she was happy in her work.

Helium balloons 'cause increasing number of train delays'

Network Rail says helium balloons are causing delays by getting caught in overhead cables.

House price growth at six-year low

House prices rise 0.6% in the year to February, the slowest rate since September 2012, official figures show.

EU proposes tariffs on £15bn of US products in Boeing row

The EU makes it latest move in a long-running dispute with the US over aircraft subsidies.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways?

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.

Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype

Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.

Jet Airways: Taking the last flight of India's stricken airline

The prominent Indian airline has run out of cash and suspended all its flights.

The workers juggling careers and caring

Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home carers.

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?

Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle rising unemployment.

VW boss 'not aware' of China's detention camps

VW chief executive Herbert Diess tells BBC he is "not aware" of reports of detention camps in China.

Why the US-China rivalry will not end with a trade deal

As the US and China edge closer to a trade deal, analysts expect a new battle in the technology sector.

Will AI kill developing world growth?

Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.

What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.

How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

Is content filtering tech the answer or is education and discussion the key to keeping kids safe?

'We made more than five billion teabags last year'

How Bettys & Taylors went from running teashops to selling tea around the globe.

Why a timely nudge might help us save money

Why an experiment in rural India may help us rekindle a savings habit, despite the squeeze in wages.

How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

Many more firms are monitoring and analysing employee communications and behaviour. Does it work?

The estate where neighbours began to ‘vanish’

How a group of homeowners in Scotland won a fight to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired.

Why India is one of world's most protectionist countries

As elections begin, India's high trade barriers are in the spotlight.

Cricket World Cup is about 'participation not profit'

Ex-South Africa World Cup cricket star Steve Elworthy steps up to the crease as boss of the 2019 ICC event.

How to solve the plastic packaging paradox

Good packaging prevents waste, but too often becomes pollution.

Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers.

'Why I quit as a barrister to follow my dream job'

Why Nisha Katona quit being a barrister to build an "authentic" Indian restaurant chain.

The nations of the Amazon want the name back

Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name. Why?

Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?

Paternity leave: 'All of my dad friends were incredibly jealous'

What's it like to get six months paid paternity leave?

The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance

Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades.

What can bees teach economists about how markets work?

The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.

Gender pay gap: What is the pay gap where I work?

Use our look up to find out the pay gap at your company.

What's the new weapon against money laundering gangsters?

Can advanced technologies help track the cash criminals try to hide?

Why India's rich don't give their money away

IT billionaire Azim Premji's recent pledge of $7.5bn has put Indian philanthropy in the spotlight.

'A lot of the team started to get ill'

How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus outbreak.

Can Northampton's 'dying' High Street be saved?

Northampton has lost three major retailers in five years. What can be done to stop the "downward spiral"?

How high could the lowest salaries go?

The UK's lowest-paid workers are getting a pay rise - helping everyone from bar staff to carers.

Life after a devastating mining disaster

Brazil's Brumadinho dam disaster is having consequences in towns which are near similar dams.

Shanghai Fashion Week: UK brands battle for China's growing market

UK fashion designers are chasing business in Shanghai - one of Asia's biggest fashion weeks.

Should Google, Amazon and Facebook fear this woman?

Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their power?

Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'

A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van.

'I had my misgivings about going abroad for surgery'

Studies show that a growing number of people are going overseas for medical treatment.

Can post-industrial towns survive automation?

Former coal mining communities have been hit hard hit by a death of manufacturing.

How to create a period-friendly workplace

Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".

'The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study'

Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.

'I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies'

How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.

'Muslims don't date, we marry'

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.

Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.

How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers

If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'

Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.

The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky

The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier

When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.

Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen

Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.

AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?

How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?

The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.

Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock

Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.

Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.

Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you

Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.

How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit

In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.

‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’

How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.

Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal

From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?

What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft?

The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.

Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market

A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.

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