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Thomas Cook collapses as last-ditch rescue talks fail

The tour operator's failure means more than 150,000 British tourists will need to be repatriated.

Thomas Cook: The much-loved travel brand with humble roots

The travel operator, which has collapsed after 178 years, began with a train trip from Leicester.

Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts

The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.

Sirius Minerals: The people who spent thousands on a Yorkshire mine

Sirius Minerals has 85,000 small investors, but the company's troubles mean many are stuck in a hole.

Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales

The move comes amid mounting calls to ban the products, which have been linked to a deadly outbreak of lung illness.

Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges

Police say mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd used falsified documents to certify the dam.

Climate change: Offshore wind expands at record low price

The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.

RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman

Alison Rose will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of the state-owned lender.

Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow

Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.

Why is the Fed pumping money into the banking system?

The US central bank has pumped more than $200bn into the financial markets this week. Should we worry?

India delivers surprise corporate tax cuts to boost economy

The surprise move is part of efforts to revive investment and spur growth in Asia's third largest economy.

Why Booker shortlist is more taxing for some readers

Publishers say VAT charged on e-books and audiobooks unfairly pushes up prices for the partially sighted.

The work experience you can do in your pyjamas

Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?

Why 'hypebeasts' have fallen for Asian streetwear

Asian street fashion is growing in popularity around the world, helped by fashion bloggers and social media.

Why the Fed's interest rate move matters

The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates on Wednesday.

What is the UK's inflation rate?

A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances.

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby

Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.

Rutland: England's only county without a McDonald's

The burger chain wants to open in Rutland but people fear it will "kill" Oakham and bring in "riff-raff".

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.

Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars

The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

High-tech ways to keep employees happy

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want?

Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes?

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash.

Can solar power shake up the energy market?

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on

Amid a growing backlash against fast fashion, firms are looking at new fabrics from mushrooms and pineapples.

Thomas Cook crisis: 'People will not be stranded'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says that people will be taken care of if Thomas Cook collapses.

Hinkley Point C: Building the UK's new 'epic' power plant

Hinkley Point C, the UK's new nuclear power plant in Somerset, is due to open in 2025.

How Scrabble became a million dollar idea.

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

Shampoo tycoon: 'leave the details to the experts'.

Shampoo tycoon: 'Don't try to solve all the technical problems. Leave the details to the experts.'

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.

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