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Trump backs Harley Davidson on EU trade tariffs

The US president vows to reciprocate against "unfair" EU duties on motorbikes.

Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers'

Organisers of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women say they are facing backlash at work.

Cathay Pacific to crack down on 'pilferage'

Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes.

Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise

The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage".

Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year

The electric carmaker entrepreneur makes a new promise on driverless vehicles.

'I feel refreshed': Brits embrace multiple careers

More than 320,500 self-employed people in Britain are working two or more jobs, new analysis suggests.

Which? survey reveals customers' least favourite mobile network

Annual study of more than 6,000 mobile customers names most and least popular UK network providers.

US vegan food-maker Beyond Meat eyes $1bn valuation

Beyond Meat says it wants to tap into the growing popularity of veganism.

Prosecutors threaten trial walk-outs in CPS pay row

Lawyers complain about low fees for prosecution work, with 95% saying they would support a walk-out.

More than half of British firms 'report cyber-attacks in 2019'

Almost three quarters of companies are under-prepared for breaches, new research suggests.

Crossrail: Transport boss 'urged to quit' over delays

A damning report says the project to build a new railway under London had an "overly optimistic" culture.

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.

Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen and his family were visiting Sri Lanka, where three of his four children died.

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

President Trump tweeted that he would respect Mr Cain's wishes and not pursue the nomination.

Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

Samsung delays the release of its foldable smartphone after reviewers report broken screens.

Your next new car will try to stop you speeding

Drivers will find it harder to break speed limits, thanks to "intelligent speed assistance" systems.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways?

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.

Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype

Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.

Jet Airways: Taking the last flight of India's stricken airline

The prominent Indian airline has run out of cash and suspended all its flights.

The workers juggling careers and caring

Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home carers.

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?

Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle rising unemployment.

Does your dinner come from a 'dark kitchen'?

Deliveroo's "dark kitchens" are workspaces allowing restaurants to meet demand for app deliveries.

Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative?

Why the US-China rivalry will not end with a trade deal

As the US and China edge closer to a trade deal, analysts expect a new battle in the technology sector.

Will AI kill developing world growth?

Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.

What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.

How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

Is content filtering tech the answer or is education and discussion the key to keeping kids safe?

'We made more than five billion teabags last year'

How Bettys & Taylors went from running teashops to selling tea around the globe.

Why a timely nudge might help us save money

Why an experiment in rural India may help us rekindle a savings habit, despite the squeeze in wages.

How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

Many more firms are monitoring and analysing employee communications and behaviour. Does it work?

The estate where neighbours began to ‘vanish’

How a group of homeowners in Scotland won a fight to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired.

Why India is one of world's most protectionist countries

As elections begin, India's high trade barriers are in the spotlight.

Cricket World Cup is about 'participation not profit'

Ex-South Africa World Cup cricket star Steve Elworthy steps up to the crease as boss of the 2019 ICC event.

How to solve the plastic packaging paradox

Good packaging prevents waste, but too often becomes pollution.

Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers.

'Why I quit as a barrister to follow my dream job'

Why Nisha Katona quit being a barrister to build an "authentic" Indian restaurant chain.

The nations of the Amazon want the name back

Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name. Why?

Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?

Paternity leave: 'All of my dad friends were incredibly jealous'

What's it like to get six months paid paternity leave?

The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance

Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades.

What can bees teach economists about how markets work?

The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.

Gender pay gap: What is the pay gap where I work?

Use our look up to find out the pay gap at your company.

What's the new weapon against money laundering gangsters?

Can advanced technologies help track the cash criminals try to hide?

Why India's rich don't give their money away

IT billionaire Azim Premji's recent pledge of $7.5bn has put Indian philanthropy in the spotlight.

'A lot of the team started to get ill'

How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus outbreak.

Can Northampton's 'dying' High Street be saved?

Northampton has lost three major retailers in five years. What can be done to stop the "downward spiral"?

How high could the lowest salaries go?

The UK's lowest-paid workers are getting a pay rise - helping everyone from bar staff to carers.

Life after a devastating mining disaster

Brazil's Brumadinho dam disaster is having consequences in towns which are near similar dams.

Shanghai Fashion Week: UK brands battle for China's growing market

UK fashion designers are chasing business in Shanghai - one of Asia's biggest fashion weeks.

Should Google, Amazon and Facebook fear this woman?

Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their power?

Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'

A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van.

'I had my misgivings about going abroad for surgery'

Studies show that a growing number of people are going overseas for medical treatment.

Can post-industrial towns survive automation?

Former coal mining communities have been hit hard hit by a death of manufacturing.

How to create a period-friendly workplace

Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".

'The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study'

Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.

'I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies'

How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.

'Muslims don't date, we marry'

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.

Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.

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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Your next new car will try to stop you speeding

Drivers will find it harder to break speed limits, thanks to "intelligent speed assistance" systems.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways?

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.

Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype

Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.

Jet Airways: Taking the last flight of India's stricken airline

The prominent Indian airline has run out of cash and suspended all its flights.

The workers juggling careers and caring

Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home carers.

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?

Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle rising unemployment.

VW boss 'not aware' of China's detention camps

VW chief executive Herbert Diess tells BBC he is "not aware" of reports of detention camps in China.

What does the world's largest single-building airport terminal look like?

Beijing's new Daxing airport will have the world’s largest terminal housed in a single building, officials claim.

Nextdoor CEO: 'Customers bring some of the best ideas'

Sarah Friar, CEO of community website firm Nextdoor, says customers bring some of the best ideas.

Hammond: European elections a pointless exercise for UK

Philip Hammond told the BBC that getting a deal done soon would release the "bandwidth" needed to take key economic decisions facing the country.

Would you sort your rubbish into seven different bags?

A city with impressive recycling credentials has a unique waste system involving seven coloured bags.

How Tetris became a million dollar idea

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

New World Bank boss David Malpass will work with China

David Malpass, the World Bank's new president, pledges to evolve its relationship with China.

'No cheese cakes' warning from Brexit stockpiling firm

Lola's Cupcakes has stockpiled 10 tonnes of cream cheese ahead of Brexit to avoid its factory grinding to a halt.

The fathers of colour who want more diversity in travel marketing

Jonah Batambuze loves travelling with his children, but doesn't feel represented by the travel industry.

How 3D printing aids mass production

A US tech firm is using 3D printing to mass produce metal parts more quickly than ever before.

‘Take baby steps to world domination’

Pram shade boss Cara Sayer wanted to succeed but was overwhelmed by how fast her firm grew.

Brunei LGBT: Protesters at Dorchester hotel call for Royal boycott

Protesters outside the Dorchester in London say the UK should cut ties with Brunei over its harsh new punishments for homosexuality.

'My pension contribution goes straight out of my wages'

UK workers' minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions are rising to 5% of qualifying earnings.

How deodorant became a million dollar idea

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

'My house has taken over my life'

When Justin Revell bought his house, he didn't expect a litany of problems. He and his neighbour Lyn Whiteman helped each other deal with builder Taylor Wimpey.

A pilot explains the Boeing 737 Max's anti-stall system

What might have gone wrong to cause the two recent crashes?

Succeeding as a female CEO in a male-dominated industry

What is it like being a female CEO in a male-dominated industry?

Should devices be easier to fix?

In the US, some are calling for "right to repair" laws, to make it easier to fix broken electronics.

Fishing 'is a labour-intensive industry'

The boss of South African fishing firm Seaharvest talks about the challenges the industry faces.

'Taking big, scary decisions is critical'

"Taking scary decisions is critical", says James Dawson who junked his existing teas to start again.

Competing for drone deliveries

The BBC reports on Tanzania's competition to encourage drone delivery flights.

Meet the man glamming up supercars for the stars

Yianni Charalambous transforms cars for the rich and famous people searching for that extra shine.

Brexit has 'left our lifestyle in limbo'

Recently retired Pat and John say their motor home travel plans are on hold because of Brexit.

Can Mike Ashley save debt-laden Debenhams?

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is considering a bid for Debenhams, but can he can save it?

Lyft arrives at the US stock exchange

Lyft is the first ride-sharing company to go public but Uber is expected to follow soon.

How the ring pull became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the ring pull became a million dollar idea

Artificial intelligence used in kitchen bin

Can technology help to cut the vast amounts of food that never gets eaten?

Happy workers try harder says former Saracens rugby player

A happy workplace culture means better productivity, says former Saracens rugby player turned beer boss Alistair Hargreaves.

Training Britons to take the jobs EU migrants are leaving

The firms training thousands of unemployed people to take the jobs that EU migrants are leaving behind.

Brexit fears boost British tourism

Uncertainty over Brexit is prompting a surge in bookings for British holidays this year.

'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.

Trump: Boeing 737 Max planes grounded

US President Donald Trump announces the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster in Addis Ababa which killed 157 people.

Spring Statement: Chancellor Philip Hammond on economy

The chancellor opens his Spring Statement by saying the UK economy is “remarkably robust” and has “defied expectations”

Warehouses thriving from Brexit stockpiling

Warehouse owner Alan Ferguson says fears of a no-deal Brexit have brought "a 50% uplift in demand".

Scooting off: Is this the answer for short journeys?

Scooters and other micro-vehicles are increasingly popular but the regulations have not caught up.

Tech-filled strap makes old watches smart

A strap that adds notifications and payments to old watches has been designed by Sony engineers.

The people trying to save the High Street

A restaurant in Staffordshire is selling £5 burgers as part of a campaign to boost the High Street.

The interview robot that doesn't make snap judgements

We are all susceptible to unconscious bias - making assumptions about people. Is a robot any better?

Could electric vehicles be the future for Kenyan travel?

Kenya's electricity surplus could be capitalised on by a company reconditioning electric vehicles.

'Plastic pollution is kind of like marriage'

Vasu Primlani is an Indian stand-up comedian who likes to talk about environmental issues in her comedy.

What to do if your business makes you ill

If your business is making you ill, then you're running it the wrong way, says Matthew Upchurch.

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