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Jack Ma: 'No way' to one million US jobs

The Alibaba founder rows back on a pledge to create a million US jobs amid rising US-China tensions.

Retailer Orla Kiely ceases trading on cash crunch

Orla Kiely's shops and website have closed amid reports that its parent company ran out of cash.

Tesco's new discount chain Jack's takes on Aldi and Lidl

The new supermarket aims to have the cheapest prices and will offer far fewer products than Tesco.

EU wants 'full picture' on Amazon data use

Officials have concerns about potential conflicts of interest, says competition chief Margrethe Vestager.

Ryanair investors 'may lose voting rights'

UK shareholders are concerned about their rights in the event of a hard Brexit ahead of the AGM.

UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

The UK inflation rate for August unexpectedly rises to 2.7%, the highest in six months.

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Thomas Borgen quits following an investigation into suspicious payments through its Estonian branch.

Wagon Wheels maker Burton's sells chocolate plant to Swiss firm

The Swiss firm will take on all 48 staff working at Burton's manufacturing site in Wirral.

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Cathay Pacific misspelled its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of one of its planes.

House prices rise fastest in North West

Property in the region climbed 5.6% in the past 12 months, while London prices fell 0.7%.

Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority said the merger "raises sufficient concerns" for investigation.

Millions overcharged for mobile contracts

Citizens Advice says many consumers are still charged for smartphones even after they are paid off.

'Wild West' Bitcoin 'should be regulated'

Digital currencies pose a "litany of risks" and investors have little protection, says an MPs' committee.

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

China's Premier Li Keqiang says it is essential to uphold principles of free trade and multilateralism.

Qantas eyes non-stop London-Sydney flights

The Australian airline wants to launch the service by 2022 - if the right planes are available by then.

Apple pays disputed Irish tax bill

The tech giant has paid €14bn, that the European Commission ruled it owed due to illegal tax breaks.

Tesco opens new Jack's discount store

Supermarket group Tesco launches the first outlet of its discount Jack's chain.

TimeOut boss: 'I am the chief servant officer'

TimeOut boss Julio Bruno says he is not a chief executive officer but a "chief servant officer".

Storms, viruses, bankers: What could cause another economic crisis?

Ten years ago the global economy almost collapsed, but what happened next and what might cause another global economic crisis?

'I lost my dream job at Lehman and now make pasta'

Natalia Rogoff lost her "dream job" when Lehman Brothers went bust, she then set up a pasta business.

How sunglasses became a million dollar idea

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

'I wanted to set up the antithesis of Lehmans'

Three former Lehman workers recall the bank going bust 10 years ago and how they've used their experiences to set up their own companies.

Discount matching 'undermined profits'

John Lewis's Charlie Mayfield tells the BBC matching rivals' deep discounting wiped out profits.

Was 2008 the worst time to graduate?

Around 1.5m students graduated from US universities just as the financial crash upended the economy.

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console

Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer are among the titles on Sony's new miniature PlayStation.

IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias

IBM is launching software which will monitor algorithms in real time and highlight how they make decisions.

The secret life of a female bodyguard

Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.

Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

How likely is it that we will see mobile phones that use self-healing materials any time soon?

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

Why do billionaires want to own the news?

Salesforce founder's purchase of Time magazine is the latest example of moguls buying news outlets.

The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk

Elon Musk has found success with PayPal and Tesla - and has a colourful private life to match.

'I dialled into work and prayed my baby wouldn't wake up'

Winning flexible working hours can bring a new set of major problems, a survey finds.

The rise of the payment app: 'I hardly use cash any more'

Person-to-person payment apps are rising fast in popularity around the world, but are they safe?

Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app

Nigerian tech entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo has invented an app which will help cut down on food waste.

'People thought we were interns but we were in charge'

Jamie Beaton and Sharndre Kushor, founders of popular online tutoring business Crimson Education, say their young age can confuse people.

The Bezos backlash: Is 'big philanthropy' a charade?

The Amazon founder has pledged to donate $2bn, but critics say he should pay Amazon workers more instead.

The day Lehman Brothers went under

The BBC talked to people involved about their memories of the bank's collapse on 15 September 2008.

Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech hub?

How a city best known for pizza, football and crime is embracing tech to revive its fortunes.

Will 'Never knowingly undersold' kill John Lewis?

John Lewis Partnership is under pressure to question the slogan that arguably defines its business model.

The UK's growing tech trade ties with Israel

As the UK looks at developing more trade deals outside the EU after Brexit, its increasing ties with Israel could provide the model.

Who's winning the race to offer superfast 5G?

China, the US and the UK are all vying to dominate the market for next-generation mobile networks.

The magic number when it comes to composting

More and more packaging is claiming to be "biodegradable" or "compostable", but what does that really mean?

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