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The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

Social media giant faces ire of politicians, investors, clients and users after historic data breach

Prezzo restaurant group to close 94 outlets

The group's owner is closing 94 outlets including Prezzo, Cleaver, Mexico and Chimichanga restaurants.

Baselworld: Tag Heuer chief takes swipe and his industry

Tag Heuer and Hublot watches chief Jean-Claude Biver says his industry must embrace Apple not reject it.

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

A judge grants the Information Commissioner a warrant after claims the firm misused Facebook data.

Lords seek rethink on UK passport contract

The award of the contract to a Franco-Dutch firm will have an adverse effect on UK industry, peers say.

Elon Musk pulls Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years'

Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors".

Former Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga dies at 80

The college dropout made his fortune in waste disposal before he owned the video store chain.

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US.

Ant and Dec: Suzuki ends advertising campaign after drink-drive charge

The car company says its deal with the pair has "come to an end" after Ant's drink driving charge.

Complaints face fresh scrutiny by Financial Ombudsman

Move follows concerns that banks may have been wrongly favoured by inexperienced staff.

Call to extend Heathrow night flight curbs

Plans for a third runway should be improved, MPs say, but not before safeguarding issues are addressed.

Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again'

The president is accused of making a "loser's bluff" after dropping a threat to veto the bill.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Watchdog raids firm suspected of 200m nuisance calls

The company in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, is raided as part of an Information Commissioner investigation.

Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

The Wall Street bank joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US.

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers

Trade body ISBA is meeting with the embattled social networking firm following a data breach.

Death watches draw inspiration from history

How a Scottish designer became inspired to create watches and clocks based on human skulls.

South Africa's lucrative funeral insurance industry

Families in South Africa are increasingly planning for extravagant funeral arrangements.

Advertisers 'nervous' about Facebook association

Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw.

Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete

Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.

De La Rue: Passport decision 'shocking'

He tells BBC Breakfast losing the post-Brexit passport printing contract was a shock.

Video shows fatal Uber crash

A newly-released video shows the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

'Black people are not seen in commercials'

Michelle Fernandes launched her own fashion brand because she wasn't being given opportunities by her employers.

Why tech giants 'don't pay enough tax' in EU

The bloc's tax system was designed for companies with a physical presence, not digital businesses, says Pierre Moscovici, the EU's economics affairs commissioner.

EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

Footage posted online appeared to show a captain and his co-pilot dancing with animated characters.

PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced

The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Lifestyle guru Meghan?

Before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had the foundations of a promising business in the fast-growing online wellness world.

Death watch

Scot Fiona Krüger has carved out a niche in the conservative world of Swiss watchmaking.

Human-eye VR

VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Match fit

Swiss watchmakers are turning to smart devices in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.

Robot wrangler

As we build more robots, more people will be needed to manage them, and they may not all be advanced engineers.

Changing minds

Black Brazilians face higher levels of unemployment, lower salaries and get fewer managerial jobs.

Where time is slow

Switzerland's famous small watchmakers and craftsmen hope the industry's sales slump is coming to an end.

Test tube meat

The sci-fi food of the future could change the way we eat forever, and it is going to be up to food designers to convince us it's not just an acquired taste.

Still ticking

The world's biggest watch show opens this week with the Swiss industry hoping a recent sales crunch is over.

Real men

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence

From Cape Town to Cairo

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?

Catching cyber-crooks

If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.

Tapping or talking

The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?

Three-point turn

Ian McIntosh saved the driving school from near-collapse - but is it protected against future shocks?

High stakes game

As regulators toughen their stance, UK betting firms face a more challenging business climate.

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.

Global 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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