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Insurer Aviva apologises to mistaken Michaels

Several thousand customers receive an apology from Aviva after they were all wrongly called Michael.

Northern Rail: Your tales of 'atrocious' service

Commuters and business owners in one village express their frustration about rail disruption.

Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

Coronavirus fears hit global shares and oil price

Worries over the virus' spread hit financial markets, with stocks from Wall Street to Tokyo down.

Firms urged to crack down on office football chat

A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.

Anger over Presidents Club clothing range

The charity that closed down after a groping scandal has had its name revived to sell dresses.

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The government is expected to make a decision about the Chinese technology giant on Tuesday.

Amigo: Sub-prime lender puts itself up for sale

The sub-prime loans company has faced scrutiny from the regulator and complaints from customers.

Dos Santos: Whistleblower named a Football Leaks author

Man behind football revelations named a Luanda Leaks whistleblower about Africa's richest woman.

'Almost 10,000' retail jobs lost this year

Tough competition on the UK High Street means there are more job losses to come, say insolvency specialists.

Coronavirus: Companies tell workers 'stay at home'

The moves come after the Chinese government extended the Lunar New Year holiday by three days.

Would Greta Thunberg's generation play with these toys?

More sustainable toys are coming on the market designed to appeal to planet-conscious consumers.

Air India: Can the national carrier finally find a buyer?

The Indian government has said it will sell its entire stake in the loss-making national airline.

British Steel: Rival bidder on standby if Jingye sale fails

Turkish giant Cengiz is "ready to bid" if UK government rescue talks with Jingye fall through.

Davos 2020: How do we get more female leaders?

We asked a number of top Davos attendees how to boost the number of women in leadership roles.

Davos 2020: Quarrels, but little consensus

The World Economic Forum at Davos produced rows over climate change and trade, but little consensus.

George Soros takes aim at 'authoritarian' Presidents Xi and Trump

"The world would be a better place if they weren't in power," Mr Soros said at Davos.

Davos 2020: Algae proposed as an alternative to plastic

A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used an an alternative material to plastic.

Davos 2020: Can Formula 1 really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?

Can Formula 1 motor racing really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?

CEO Secrets Nico Rosberg: Manage the hell out of time

Formula 1 star and entrepreneur Nico Rosberg shares his business advice in a special edition of CEO Secrets from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The man teaching 300 million people a new language

Luis von Ahn is the founder and boss of Duolingo, the world's most popular language learning app.

The rapid rise of 'Buy now, pay later'

Deals allowing customers to spread payments interest-free are increasing but charities warn of building debts.

Memorial benches: 'A quiet reminder of people gone, but not forgotten'

Dedicated benches can be a place of solace, but may only be temporary and costs can be prohibitive.

Coronavirus: Could it damage the global economy?

Inevitably, it will have economic consequences. But how severe and how far will they spread?

What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?

More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms.

UK's best High Street is Welsh valleys town Treorchy

Treorchy has been praised for a thriving community - bursting with independent businesses.

Deepfakes: A threat to democracy or just a bit of fun?

Deepfakes, or computer-generated images of people, can be dangerous for democracy, warn experts.

'I have to live on $1,175 a year'

Brazil's army of fruit workers speak of struggling with low pay and dangerous working conditions.

Davos 2020: Being a teen activist is all consuming

Still only 19, environmental activist Melati Wijsen launched her first campaign at the age of 12.

'I had to get tickets... it was a huge sum: £397!'

As part of a BBC blog series, Sunneva María Svövudóttir from Iceland shares what she spent this week.

What happens when we're too old to be 'useful'?

Can we afford to pay pensions, given the huge demographic challenge of our ageing population?

Fast fashion: Can it ever be ethical and cheap?

Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant debates whether fashion can be sustainable and cheap.

'We don't yet know exactly what Brexit will entail'

"Get Brexit done" may have been a popular general election slogan, but what exactly does it mean?

Tesco chief executive on getting rid of multi-wrap plastic use

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis on the plan to ditch the plastic wrap on tinned food.

How the energy drink became a million dollar idea

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

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

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Fast fashion: Can it ever be ethical and cheap?

Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant debates whether fashion can be sustainable and cheap.

'We don't yet know exactly what Brexit will entail'

"Get Brexit done" may have been a popular general election slogan, but what exactly does it mean?

Davos 2020: Quarrels, but little consensus

The World Economic Forum at Davos produced rows over climate change and trade, but little consensus.

Tesco chief executive on getting rid of multi-wrap plastic use

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis on the plan to ditch the plastic wrap on tinned food.

How the energy drink became a million dollar idea

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

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

Mental health: How to spot if you are suffering 'burnout'

Nerina Ramlakhan explains the four signs of burnout that people can exhibit, due to stress at work.

Mental health tip: 'Combine peak performance with moments of rest'

"It's important to combine peak performance with moments of rest," says Lloyds Bank chief executive.

Davos summit: Protesters hike up to Davos

Several hundred protesters are making a three-day hike up to Davos, to coincide with President Trump's arrival at the World Economic Forum.

Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit in numbers

BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Davos 2020: What to expect at the WEF summit

BBC Economics editor Faisal Islam on what to look out for at this year's summit in Davos.

Post Office 'assisting' review of postmasters' convictions

The Post Office's response comes after ex-workers call for convictions to be overturned.

This is what a million pound coin looks like

An extremely rare Edward VIII sovereign has been sold for £1m, the most expensive UK coin ever sold.

How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea

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

Hays Travel: 'We're different to Thomas Cook'

The company has taken over all 550 Thomas Cook stores after the package holiday firm collapsed.

CEO Secrets: Vegan ice cream entrepreneur shares her advice

Cecily Mills explains how moving back to her parents' house provided her business breakthrough.

India's first trans queen: 'Show yourself loud and proud'

Nitasha Biswas won India's first transgender beauty pageant and now campaigns for transgender rights.

Carlos Ghosn: Did ex-Nissan boss really escape Japan in a box?

The BBC's John Simpson pushes Carlos Ghosn on how he managed to flee to Lebanon.

How the executive toy became a million dollar idea

Aaron Heslehurst explains how the executive toy became a million dollar idea.

CEO Secrets: The boss who likes to hotdesk with his workers

CEO Secrets meets the boss who likes to hotdesk with his workforce.

Indian firms are seeking to benefit from Brexit

Indian firms are seeking Brexit benefits as EU countries lobby them to move to their countries.

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.

Jewellery brand boss: 'Make your own rules'

Jewellery brand boss: "Make your own rules, because the old industry may not apply any more."

The model swapping fast fashion for sustainability

A model thinks she can persuade people to swap clothes instead of buying new ones.

Christmas shopping online or in person - who wins?

Online shopper Susie Smith goes head-to-head with her store-loving mother to see which is better.

Monzo boss warned: 'Worst decision of your life'

Tom Blomfield, who founded mobile bank Monzo, describes his personal journey starting a business.

Sports Direct: reforming rates can save House of Fraser

Reforming business rates is key to rescuing retailers from "turmoil", says Sports Direct's Chris Wootton.

Last days of Long Clawson village butcher's shop

It has been run by three generations of the same family and originally delivered meat by horse and cart.

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