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Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels

Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.

Coronavirus forces JLR to ship parts in suitcases

The UK's largest carmaker has said it could run out of some parts in two weeks over supply chain issues.

Venezuela crisis: US blacklists Russian oil firm for helping Maduro

The move freezes any US-held assets of Rosneft Trading SA, accused of supporting Venezuela's leader.

Asda's Christmas sales hit by 'cautious' spending

The supermarket says festive shoppers cut back on gifts for adults and extended family.

Final Beales department stores set to close

The closure of the last 11 Beales stores will put hundreds of jobs at risk.

UK Budget date kept at 11 March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promises to "crack on" with delivering the government's election promises.

HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge

Interim chief executive Noel Quinn reveals extensive job cuts and restructuring to shake up the bank.

No putting meat on expenses, says property firm

Developers Igloo Regeneration has gone vegetarian to cut its environmental impact.

Government backs 'greener' Cheshire and Aberdeenshire hydrogen plants

Pilkington glassmakers and Unilever will trial using hydrogen as they try to cut carbon emissions.

Dutch court backs $50bn Yukos claim against Russia

An appeals court annuls a previous Dutch ruling favouring Russia, in a fight with shareholders.

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet enquiries

Private jet firms have seen a huge rise in people hoping to hire planes but they can't meet demand.

Regular savers tempted with cash prizes

Nationwide is offering a prize draw to lure savers, but would it be better to choose higher rates?

Crisis-hit Wrightbus parent firm gave church £1.35m

The donation was made while the County Antrim bus builder was in deep financial trouble.

Hundreds of staff injured at Amazon UK warehouses, GMB claims

There were 622 serious injuries or near misses in three years, figures compiled by the GMB union claim.

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supplies

The tech giant says it is "experiencing a slower return to normal conditions" in China than expected.

Jeff Bezos: World's richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

The Amazon boss and world's richest man gives 8% of his fortune to fight the planet's "biggest threat".

Shoe Zone: Retailer warns 100 shops could close

Its chief executive has told the BBC that it will close shops if business rates do not change.

'I reinvented the hair tie from my uni halls'

Sophie Trelles-Tvede is the boss of Invisibobble, which is now sold in more than 70 countries.

Crossing Divides: The 'youngsters' gaining respect at work

A demand for social media skills is bringing younger people into the workplace, but this can create friction.

Global fashion industry facing a 'nightmare'

The coronavirus outbreak will have a severe impact on the fashion industry in the first half of 2020.

Pregnant actresses: 'We're not treated like people'

The way some actresses are treated is straight out of "the dark ages", says the Equality Commission.

What will bank branches look like in the future?

UK banks are increasingly looking to overhaul their networks in the face of evolving customer behaviour.

A vet in your pocket: New ways to help ill pets

New video services allow pet owners to get expert advice 24/7, but they still have limitations.

Savage X Fenty: Why sex still sells in women's fashion

As brands come under fire for overly sexualised advertising, how do fashion businesses sell modern sex appeal to women?

Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?

Global pharmaceutical companies may not see enough profitability from developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

HS2: Why do big government projects cost so much?

HS2 is far from alone when it comes to government projects that have gone over budget.

The clever glass box that reshaped the world

Wardian cases safely took plants across the world, revolutionising agriculture, politics and trade.

Blockchain: The revolution that hasn't quite happened

Blockchain was hyped as a secure and cheap way to store or retrieve data, but it is yet to take off.

Crossing Divides: How to cope when your boss is younger than you

Theo is nearly a third of the age of his colleague Charlie - and he manages her. The pair explain how they make the relationship work.

BBC Money: Romance on a budget

BBC Money asks about romance on a budget

RBS boss Alison Rose: 'We're a very different bank today'

RBS chief executive Alison Rose discusses how the bank has changed since the 2008 financial crisis.

CEO Secrets: 'Surviving cancer gave me purpose in life'

Cancer survivor Bradley Woodhouse says he wanted to start a business that "gave me purpose in life".

Bank of England gold: Rare look inside the vaults

The BBC's Frank Gardner is shown how £194bn worth of gold bars are stored.

Food Chain: Pumping up gluten balloons

Baker Lizzie Parle demonstrates the properties of gluten, by pumping it up like a balloon.

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