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The number of properties little bigger than a budget hotel room has soared, says Which?
Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:26 pm
The benchmark share index finishes slightly lower after a choppy day of trading.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:45 pm
A total solar eclipse is visible across the US on Monday for the first time in nearly a century.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:05 pm
Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:51 pm
The Chinese SUV maker says it is interested in buying the Jeep owner, but no approach has been made.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:39 pm
Concerns have been raised about the level of personal debt, as consumers spend on plastic.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:40 pm
The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:13 pm
In a letter to Theresa May, the London Fire Brigade and others say white goods must be made safer.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:18 am
The famous van is set to return in modern electric form, five years after production finally ended.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:05 am
It would see French firm Total take control Denmark's Maersk's assets in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:21 am
Crawford Falconer is expected to "build bridges" on trade before Brexit is formally agreed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:55 am
Incomes are too low to provide children with 'no-frills' essentials, says Child Poverty Action Group.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:48 am
Alan Joyce, who was once struck with a pie over his support, will "be active" in Australia's debate.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:43 am
A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:25 am
A government survey finds one in 10 businesses questioned have no plan to deal with hacking.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:17 am
Deloitte says its annual survey of executive pay suggests policies to limit bosses' pay are working.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 11:16 pm
Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 11:14 pm
How Cleusa Maria went from being a child farm worker to running one of Brazil's most popular bakery chains.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 11:11 pm
Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?
Posted: August 20, 2017, 8:44 pm
Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:25 pm
The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:19 pm
Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?
Posted: August 18, 2017, 1:44 pm
To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:41 am
The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:30 am
Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 8:55 am
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 12:05 am
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 12:02 am
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:58 pm
Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:27 pm
China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:23 pm
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:45 pm
Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:32 pm
Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
With people living longer and saving less, are we living through the death of retirement?
Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:04 pm
Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:00 pm
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:00 pm
In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 3:13 pm
How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.
Posted: August 13, 2017, 11:06 pm
These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.
Posted: August 13, 2017, 11:03 pm
A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 8:59 pm
How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".
Posted: August 11, 2017, 8:58 pm
It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 4:14 pm
Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 11:52 pm
Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:51 pm
The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:20 pm