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Brexit 'huge blow' to UK economy

The World Trade Organisation's former director-general tells the BBC that the UK economy risks a "huge blow" if it votes to leave the EU on 23 June.

Most online shoppers return clothes

New figures suggest 63% of shoppers who bought women's clothes online in the last six months sent at least one item back to retailers.

Probe into occupational pension schemes

MPs will investigate the UK's 6,000 occupational pension schemes after question marks arise at BHS and British Steel.

Most expensive UK seaside towns named

The UK's most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, according to a report.

Japan tax hike delay hope lifts shares

Japanese shares are trading higher on Monday, on hopes the government will delay a planned hike in the nation's sales tax.

'Guarantees needed if Tata pulls sale'

Tata would need to give guarantees it is in the UK steel industry for the long run if it scraps its planned sale of plants, Stephen Kinnock says.

Firms 'should be flexible' during Euros

Firms should be flexible with staffing during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which begins on 10 June, the conciliation service Acas says.

Lufthansa to suspend Venezuela flights

The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.

Energy suppliers vent comparison fears

Independent energy companies want consumers to be able to see all available tariffs when using price comparison websites.

HMRC loses £50m Qatar tax appeal

HM Revenue & Customs loses an appeal to recover up to £50m in stamp duty from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks.

Fracking go-ahead: What happens next?

Now plans for fracking have been given the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the BBC's John Moylan looks at whether old industrial sites be used for future fracking applications.

Yellen: rate rise in 'coming months'

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen expects interest rates to rise again later this year if the US economy continues to improve.

Cheap fuel lets US drivers hit the road

American drivers take to US roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.

Alton Towers '25% drop in visitors'

Alton Towers has seen a "25% drop in visitors" in the year of the Smiler crash, according to a report.

Watchdog to probe Home Retail takeover

The competition watchdog will examine Sainsbury's takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group.

Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?

A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.

VIDEO: Memorial Day drivers push up oil price

As millions of Americans gear up for the driving season, increased demand at the pumps is pushing up oil prices worldwide.

VIDEO: How one man financed his dream trip

How Gary Goodlander - known as 'Cap'n Fatty' financed his dream to sail around the world.

VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?

The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.

VIDEO: Innovating against the odds in Zambia

Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.

VIDEO: What really goes on at the G7?

Colm O'Regan takes a light-hearted look at the group of countries who meet for the annual Group of Seven summit.

VIDEO: Pensioners 'should not pay to save steel'

Retired steel workers should not have to pay to save the industry through pension cuts, a Welsh Labour MP says.

VIDEO: 'Zambians are now appreciating art'

Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.

VIDEO: Steel pension changes 'to prevent cuts'

Smaller increases in steel pensions would avoid the risk of collapse and cuts, the chair of the scheme's trustees says.

The teenage computer smuggler

The teenager who smuggled PCs through the Iron Curtain

Too tainted? Businesses called 'Isis'

The businesses struggling with the Isis brand

Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?

Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?

How much do models really get paid?

How easy is it really to make a living as a model?

Cooling technologies become red hot

Sainsbury's tests new ways to keep food cold

Greek media upheaval hits Mega TV channel

Debt crisis pushes Greek TV channel to brink

The game that kick-started the Champions League

How a 1986 Real Madrid game kick-started Champions League

How 'robo recruiters' could affect your job prospects

How 'robo recruiters' could be denting your job prospects

How steel workers' pensions could be hit

How much can workers expect to lose over their lifetime?

Source: BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

VIDEO: Memorial Day drivers push up oil price

As millions of Americans gear up for the driving season, increased demand at the pumps is pushing up oil prices worldwide.

VIDEO: How one man financed his dream trip

How Gary Goodlander - known as 'Cap'n Fatty' financed his dream to sail around the world.

VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?

The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.

VIDEO: Innovating against the odds in Zambia

Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.

VIDEO: What really goes on at the G7?

Colm O'Regan takes a light-hearted look at the group of countries who meet for the annual Group of Seven summit.

VIDEO: Pensioners 'should not pay to save steel'

Retired steel workers should not have to pay to save the industry through pension cuts, a Welsh Labour MP says.

VIDEO: 'Zambians are now appreciating art'

Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.

VIDEO: Steel pension changes 'to prevent cuts'

Smaller increases in steel pensions would avoid the risk of collapse and cuts, the chair of the scheme's trustees says.

VIDEO: 'No-one cares how good you used to be'

Sir Paul Smith, the legendary designer, may have been a force in the world of fashion and business for 40 years, but says he is not complacent, because "no-one cares how good you used to be".

VIDEO: Tata boss: No bid shortlist yet

The board of the Tata Steel has confirmed that there is still no decision about which bidders have made the shortlist to take over its UK operations.

VIDEO: 'Steel industry must not be destroyed'

Jeremy Corbyn joins steel workers marching through London to highlight the crisis facing the British steel industry.

VIDEO: China restarts steel furnaces

Despite pledges to cut steel production, China is reopening some of its mills.

VIDEO: 'Ask new M&S boss to come and speak to me'

What do women want from High Street stalwart Marks and Spencer?

VIDEO: 'We're changing in-store environment'

Marks and Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe says he has a plan in place to recover sales in the clothing and home sections.

VIDEO: Tackling abuse on Twitter a 'priority'

Twitter has introduced changes in the hope of regaining popularity, but progress takes time, chief executive Jack Dorsey tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Tobacco companies 'use child labour'

Some of the world's biggest tobacco companies are buying their products from farms that employ child workers.

VIDEO: France's labour reform battle

The French government is facing widespread protests to proposed changes to labour laws.

VIDEO: EU vote: What will our holidays cost?

BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern goes to Edinburgh airport to look at what impact EU membership has on travel and tourism.

VIDEO: The firm that gave every woman a pay rise

A London-based company says a self-imposed tax could solve the gender pay gap.

VIDEO: 'You have to out-innovate everybody'

Nadiem Makarim, the co-founder of Indonesia's mobile app Go-jek says that to be successful, "you have to out-innovate everybody else".

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