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Persimmon hit by investor revolt over executive pay

The housebuilder narrowly avoids defeat over a plan to pay chief executive Jeff Fairburn £75m.

Sky bidding war erupts with £22bn formal bid from Comcast

The offer by the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures is 16% higher than a bid by 21st Century Fox.

TSB admits its internet banking woes are not over

Crisis-hit TSB said its internet bank is working at 50% capacity, leaving half of customers locked out.

Airbus and Dassault join forces to build next fighter aircraft

The rival companies join forces to build a fighter aircraft to replace the Eurofighter and Rafale jets.

Hotel door locks worldwide were vulnerable to hack

Cyber-security researchers found a way to unlock rooms across the world without leaving a trace.

GoCompare advert encouraged four-year-old to eat coins, says watchdog

A GoCompare advert has been banned from daytime TV for encouraging kids to swallow money.

Viagogo faces legal action by competition watchdog

The reseller fails to give consumers better information about the tickets it sells on, the CMA says.

Whitbread to spin off Costa chain as a separate firm

Whitbread is to split off the UK's biggest coffee chain after pressure from activist investors.

Boohoo online fashion chain sees sales and profits surge

Online fashion retailer says strong results were achieved against a difficult trading background.

Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system

The UK is looking at its own sat-nav system if the EU locks it out of Galileo because of Brexit.

Lloyds Bank profits jump by 23% to £1.6bn

The bank said it had put aside another £90m for payment protection insurance mis-selling claims.

Shire recommends Takeda's revised £46bn takeover offer

The improved bid comes after the Irish drugmaker rejected a series of offers from the Japanese firm.

Loan sharks face fresh government crackdown

The Treasury aims to stamp out the 'lowlife crooks' preying on vulnerable people.

The senior citizens taking on coding

In Singapore, senior citizens are learning how to code computer programs on training courses designed to modernise skills and keep older brains sharp.

'I shouldn't have to police Facebook'

Martin Lewis is taking Facebook to court because of fake adverts showing his face.

Brexit: Five steps to understanding the EU customs union

Five steps to understanding it, ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

How whisky tasting 'plays a tune'

A whisky master blender explains how she detects an orchestra of flavours and aromas in Scotland's national drink.

Carney: Brexit talks could delay rate rises

The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

Will Africa's open skies project take off?

Challenges lay ahead for Africa's airlines as they are granted greater access to the continent.

Britain powers on without coal for three days

National Grid says the 72-hour streak is the longest since the 1880s.

Streaming is music's biggest money-maker

For the first time, music streaming is making more money than sales of CDs and vinyl.

#MeToo at work

How companies deal with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is being scrutinised like never before.

Where's the beef?

The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.

Makeup makeover

Australian entrepreneurship Jo Horgan turned a love of makeup into 87-strong chain of cosmetics stores.

Brazilian saga

Brazil's Odebrecht scandal is one of the biggest corporate corruption cases in history.

Three-way fight

Once synonymous with cheap flights and pre-breakfast pints - is Stansted Airport about to become glamorous?

Race management

This weekend's London Marathon will make 90,000 compostable cups available for runners.

Solar sailing

How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Robo farmers

Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Recession risk

The World Trade Organization faces challenges on two fronts that threaten the way it does business.

Heartbreak hotel

Chris Richardson's life fell apart after the bank took his hotel and sold it to its own property division.

Distraction tactics

What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams?

Ninjas and nanobots

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

Tentative steps

The fitness tracking firm, co-founded by James Park, has been struggling in a more competitive market.

Braking news

Automatic braking systems could save 1,000 lives on the UK's roads over the next decade.

Coffee trends

Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

Bug hunters

Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.

Roadblock ahead?

A good Brexit deal will be vital to the continuing health of the UK car industry say observers.

Safe home

The Harry Potter author is running an international campaign to stop children being isolated in poor-quality institutions.

'600 apps had my data'

Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.

Smoothie operator

Richard Reed, one of the co-founders of smoothie firm Innocent, looks back on the company's meteoric growth.

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