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Hunt's tax plans could 'cost up to £65bn', says IFS

The economic think tank says the Conservative leadership candidate has made some "expensive" pledges.

How to get the best price when buying a car

As car sales plunge, desperate dealers are said to be offering huge discounts, so how can drivers benefit?

Boeing suffers new 737 Max issue that could delay return

Regulators uncover a new issue with the doomed aircraft that could delay its return to service.

Eurostar backtracks on train booze ban

Customers can take unopened alcohol to their destination, the train service has clarified.

Bathstore calls in administrators putting 500 jobs at risk

The bathroom specialist will stay open while the administrator tries to find a buyer for the 135-strong chain.

Flat-pack home? Ikea moves in on UK housing

The Swedish company's joint venture BoKlok is working with Worthing council to build affordable homes.

Wayfair staff to walk out over sales to detention centres

Hundreds of staff in Boston are protesting over Wayfair helping to furnish US border detention camps.

Sharp fall in foreign investment in UK

The UK is facing increasing competition from countries such as Ireland, France and Germany.

Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after 'poor' sales

Shares in the fashion chain have plunged as it backed a previously spurned takeover by billionaire Philip Day.

Robots 'to replace up to 20 million factory jobs' by 2030

A huge acceleration in the use of robots will affect jobs around the world, Oxford Economics says.

Pound's fall has stopped us buying a round of drinks

Sterling's woes make life tougher for some foreign workers, but for many firms, it's good news.

When poverty means living without soap

A father-of-five speaks of living in destitution - a reality for many behind closed doors. a charity says.

Caledonian Sleeper Highland service launch delayed

New carriages featuring double beds were due to be introduced, but will now be diverted to Glasgow and Edinburgh instead.

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers.

£2bn rail upgrade proposal put forward for Midlands

Midlands Connect say it would mean direct services between some cities for the first time since 2004.

China suspends some Canadian pork imports as tensions rise

China halted imports of some Canadian pork products as tensions between the countries rise.

Tesco customer in a pickle over labelling

Customer query over best before date on burger relish prompts Twitter exchange.

Have we all underrated the humble pencil?

Is it really the miracle product of the free market, as many economists have claimed?

How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m

When malicious hackers disable a business and demand a ransom, many firms pay up. But should they?

Bulletproof coffee: Would you add butter to your brew?

Entrepreneur Dave Asprey is the man behind the craze of adding butter and oil to your mug of coffee.

Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us

Air travel accounts for 2%-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Are electric engines an answer?

The breakfast cafe where customers don't have to pay

Eggs & Bread asks its customers to pay what they like - one of a number of not-for-profit food projects open around the UK.

Should we dislike the 'Like' button?

Social media companies know approval can be addictive, so how should we manage the compulsion to be liked?

Fast fashion: Should we change how we think about clothes?

Buying "fast fashion" is harming the environment so what can we do to limit its effects?

How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.

'I just got fed up with the sexism. It was everywhere'

How Dame Stephanie Shirley went from child refugee to computer industry and women's rights pioneer.

The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't

How do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains?

When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships

For some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas.

The man who helped feed the world

The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.

Paris Airshow: Difficult decisions for Boeing lie ahead

At the Paris Airshow, Boeing faces some difficult choices following the fatal 737 Max crashes.

How to cope with email overload

It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems.

'My allergies drove me to create my beauty firm'

Skin Inc founder Sabrina Tan says "insanity with a purpose" drove her to launch beauty firm.

Guildford's buses go electric

Guildford has introduced a fleet of electric buses for its park and ride service to the town centre.

Glastonbury Festival organiser not looking too far ahead

Emily Eavis explains how the festival grew out of her father's dairy farm.

Ransomware cyber-attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments

A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.

Who really pays in a tariff war?

Donald Trump has labelled himself "Tariff Man", in his bid to use tariffs to boost domestic jobs.

'Hire people who are going to disagree with you'

Emily Foges says her firm's success is down to young employee who told her she was getting it wrong.

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Guildford's buses go electric

Guildford has introduced a fleet of electric buses for its park and ride service to the town centre.

Glastonbury Festival organiser not looking too far ahead

Emily Eavis explains how the festival grew out of her father's dairy farm.

Ransomware cyber-attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments

A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.

Who really pays in a tariff war?

Donald Trump has labelled himself "Tariff Man", in his bid to use tariffs to boost domestic jobs.

'Hire people who are going to disagree with you'

Emily Foges says her firm's success is down to young employee who told her she was getting it wrong.

Employment: Happier working a four-day week?

One firm in Brighton is trialling a four day week for its workers.

How recyclable is your food shop?

Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled.

Mark Carney on Facebook's digital currency Libra

The Bank of England's governor explains how Facebook's digital currency could work.

Climate protesters interrupt Hammond's Mansion House speech

The chancellor was addressing a City of London event at the Mansion House for the financial services industry.

Developing a drone protection system

Defence firm Raytheon has developed a mobile system to protect the military and airports from drones.

Electric and petrol cars: Views of Milton Keynes drivers

Electric cars are expensive, the batteries run out and then they have to be charged up, but why are they so popular in Milton Keynes?

The plane that can fly 600 miles on batteries alone

The Israeli firm Eviation unveils a plane which can travel over 600 miles on battery power alone.

How can a company be valued at billions, but not make any profit?

You can't have a company worth billions of dollars and not make a profit, right? Wrong, and here's why.

Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

The factory making shoes out of plastic bottles

This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

CEO Secrets: My clubs aren't 'pale, stale and male'

Entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro talks about his vision for private members' clubs in the 21st century.

Carole Ghosn calls for President Trump to back her husband

The wife of the former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn wants pressure put on Japan over his legal battle.

Why is building so slow and expensive?

Forward-thinking builders are looking at the ways technology can help the construction industry.

Goggles 'give back' sight to Maisy so she can read again

GiveVision goggles use magnifiers and augmented reality to improve the vision of the wearer

The Japanese estate agent selling 'haunted' houses

Akira has been selling 'haunted' houses for five years and has dealt with around 500 homes.

I was told to be 'less young and girly' to progress

Amy Golding talks about the challenges of being a young business leader for the CEO Secrets series.

Sephora to give staff diversity training.

Beauty chain Sephora are closing stores across the US in order to give staff diversity training.

A pilot by supermarket chain Waitrose aims to get shoppers using less plastic packaging.

A pilot by supermarket chain Waitrose aims to get shoppers using less plastic packaging. Emma Simpson reports.

The 3D-printed house that runs off-grid

This house is so well insulated it only needs solar power to heat it, and can even hide you from zombies.

CEO Secrets: 'I built my fashion brand selling crisps at school'

Entrepreneur Gerald Manu explains the hardships of starting a fashion brand at school.

How Eid and Ramadan affect business in Mombasa's markets

A look at how businesses in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya fared during the month of Ramadan.

Trump says 'likely' Mexico tariffs will happen next week

President Trump told reporters in London that tariffs on Mexican imports will go ahead next week.

Waitrose pilot aims to cut use of plastic

A pilot by supermarket chain Waitrose aims to get shoppers to use less plastic packaging.

'We had to pay two grand before moving in'

"We had to pay £2,000 to move in," says tenant. But now letting agents are banned from charging administrative fees.

What is really happening with India's economy?

What is happening with India's economy? There's a raging controversy over how GDP data is collected.

How practical joke toys became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how practical joke toys became a million dollar idea.

5G put to the test on the street

BBC News puts 5G mobile connectivity to the test on two phones, downloading a podcast.

Live BBC broadcast over 5G network on launch day fails

The BBC News at One O' Clock tried to broadcast an interview about the 5G network using the new technology but ran into some issues.

Netflix chef on 'disturbing' lack of diversity

Chef Samin Nosrat says she is disturbed by the lack of diversity in the food industry.

'Dare to dream', says beauty boss

'Dare to dream', says beauty boss Falguni Nayar, who wants more women to step up and run Indian firms.

The diggers guided by satellites and drones

Moving earth is messy - but new technology means we can dig with an accuracy of a few centimetres.

CEO Secrets: Strava running app boss shares business tips

A boss isn't the captain of the ship, he's the designer, says James Quarles, boss of Strava.

‘Cosplay helps me express myself'

Cosplaying - dressing up as a character from a film, book, or a game - is growing in popularity in India.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

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

Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem

Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem

If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms.

PMQs: Corbyn and May on saving British Steel and jobs

Jeremy Corbyn says the government has "again failed our steel industry" with thousands of jobs at risk at British Steel and in its supply chain.

How Japan is keeping people with dementia safe

Each year in Japan thousands of elderly dementia sufferers go missing, but technology can now help.

Middlesbrough: Keeping the flames alive at final foundry

There is only one foundry left in Middlesbrough - the town once known as Ironopolis.

The Nobel prize-winner tackling Parkinson's

Nobel prize-winner Randy Schekman is launching a new project to tackle Parkinson's disease.

'Your team is your product, build a well-oiled machine'

Travel website boss Avi Meir advises focusing on staff because "your team is your product".

Inside the world's most expensive election

With voting completed, India is now waiting to see who will be its next prime minister.

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European crisis could be brewing.

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing.

How Monopoly became a million dollar idea

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

From sleeping on the streets to designing for Ted Baker

Last year Jamal Reilly was sleeping rough on the streets of London.

Who are the Chinese tech giants know as the BATs?

China has come up with its own champions - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, known as the BATs.

Advice and tips on what to do following the WhatsApp cyber attack and protect your device

Wake Up To Money's Sean Farrington joins Nicky Campbell for a Your Call special in the wake of the WhatsApp hack on how you can protect your device from cyber attack.

Loan charge - retrospective tax bills for freelancers

IT contractors, oil and gas workers, locum doctors, social workers and nurses who took advice from accountants, recruitment firms and tax advisers face unexpected tax demands.

'Delegate everything to your team'

Shopping service CEO Oscar Pierre says a boss needs to "delegate everything to your team".

The hairdressing salon that got rid of mirrors

A hairdressing salon in London has got rid of mirrors, so customers can contemplate art.

Brexit fears caused car parts firm to stockpile

Brexit worries meant car parts maker Pressmark tied up needed cash in stockpiling materials.

Potato farmers want payout from PepsiCo

Indian potato farmers want "compensation for harassment and intimidation" from US giant PepsiCo.

How the chainsaw became a million dollar idea.

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

Will a trade deal end US-China rivalry?

The US and China are trying to hammer out a trade deal. But will an agreement end their rivalry?

Would you buy a home made from poo?

Dried sewage from Europe's largest treatment works in east London is being turned into house bricks.

'This will help so many allergy sufferers'

The parents of a girl who died after eating a Pret sandwich have welcomed new proposals to list ingredients.

CEO Secrets: 'Buying a beer gave me my big break'

MediaCom boss Stephen Allan tells how an unusual tactic gave him his big break in the ad industry.

How to stay focused when working from home

The benefits and pitfalls for the increasing number of people working from home.

The offshore wind turbines getting people off benefits

Gwyn Evans has been unemployed for six months but a free course has helped him get a job earning up to £40,000.

M&S closures: A tale of two stores

The BBC visits an M&S store that is closing and another that is seen as the future.

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