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Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell supermarkets to merge

The chains tell the UK competition watchdog they would sell up to 150 supermarkets to be able to merge.

Debenhams seeks £200m in new funds

The struggling department store chain is trying to fend off overtures from Sports Direct's Mike Ashley.

Food Crime Unit pledges tougher action on food fraud

From peanuts in your pesto to mislabelled fish, food fraudsters are now in the spotlight.

Train punctuality standards to be tightened

Train times will be recorded to the minute at every stop in an attempt to improve train punctuality.

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores and cut jobs

The travel firm is cutting more than 300 roles as it closes 21 stores across the country.

Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

The airline has asked to cancel an order for 49 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes.

Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

The firm's public stock offering is expected in the coming months and may be one of the biggest in 2019.

Brexit: Europe's no-deal preparation 'falls short'

Business trade groups across Europe warn the European Commission about its own Brexit planning, Newsnight learns.

Tate art galleries shun Sackler money over opioid crisis

The art galleries group joins the National Portrait Gallery in turning down money due to opioid links.

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.

Levi Strauss shares surge on first day of Wall Street trading

The blue jeans firm re-lists on Wall Street as it prepares for expansion and a revival in denim's popularity.

Bank payment scams claim 84,000 victims

Banks say scam merchants are shifting their attention to conning members of the public directly.

UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse

Bank of England says the outlook will depend "significantly on the nature and timing of EU withdrawal".

Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner site closures agreed

Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner will close 27 of their 87 restaurants in a restructuring plan.

Six new cars rated 'poor' for security in theft-risk survey

The theft-risk report from insurer-funded Thatcham Research looks at keyless entry cars.

'Pink tax': Should personal care products for women cost more?

Should personal care products marketed to women cost more? And is there actually any difference?

KFC's UK and Ireland boss talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken

KFC's UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken.

Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains

The battle for crispy, deep-fried chicken is on. There is a new kid in town and it is not American.

Why women's jeans are getting higher and higher

Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh talks women's jeans with the BBC's Michelle Fleury.

Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?

The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.

Would congestion charge work in NYC?

New York could follow London by introducing a congestion charge, but will it benefit everyone?

'Don't run before you can walk'

"Don't run before you can walk," says tech firm adviser Manish Madhvani - first build your brand.

How long are you going to live?

See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.

World's most expensive cities revealed

Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

Brexit: How will the new tariff system work?

What are tariffs and how do they work?

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.

How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers

If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'

Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.

The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky

The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier

When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.

Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen

Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.

AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?

How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?

The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.

Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock

Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.

Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.

Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you

Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.

How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit

In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.

‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’

How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.

Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal

From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?

What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft?

The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.

Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market

A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.

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