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Students risk overdraft debt spiral

Consumer groups highlight leading student accounts but warn that many undergraduates rely on overdrafts.

Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.

Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview

In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.

House of Fraser collapse leaves major brands millions out of pocket

Top fashion labels face large losses and online customers are in limbo from chain store collapse.

Trump calls for end to quarterly reporting

US President tells US financial regulators to "look into" having companies report only twice a year.

Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges

The colleges are due to open in the summer of 2020.

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.

Half of staff fear workplace monitoring, says TUC

The TUC finds most workers believe firms are increasing surveillance of internet use and toilet breaks.

The last Blockbuster: 'I'm proud that we've survived'

Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

Whistleblower warns of Vodafone security breaches

Staff at Vodafone call centres have broken the rules on security checks, leaving customers open to fraud.

Chipotle to retrain staff after series of food poisonings

The Mexican restaurant chain made the pledge after the latest in a series of food poisoning incidents.

Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X

Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.

Celebrities warned over social media ads

The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.

Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July

The Office for National Statistics says UK retail sales increased by 0.7% in July, ahead of expectations.

Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?

For one day only, a certain fast-food chain gave one of its London branches a luxury makeover.

'I never know how much money I'm going home with'

A growing push to raise wages of service staff in the US could change the way Americans tip.

Avozilla: The giant avocado variety causing a stir

A giant variety of avocado called the avozilla is attracting worldwide attention.

Electronics boss: 'You need to think 10 years ahead'

Electronics boss Simon Shen says firms should think how people may be living in 10 years' time.

Working mums: 'We're too tough on ourselves'

We ask three women about the challenges of being a working mum.

Cancer survivor grabs Instagram opportunity

Adeline is a cancer survivor in north-east India who started posting creative Instagram videos as a hobby, and now earns money from it.

What do Indians make of Ikea?

Ikea has opened its first store in India. So what do locals make of it?

Can you speed-read these news stories?

The BBC is experimenting with a way of delivering the news more quickly.

The world's first floating farm makes waves

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Why your next flight may go via China

As Chinese airlines launch more and more international flights, are they playing fair to attract passengers?

How housing has divided the young

Rising house prices have divided young people into property "haves" and "have-nots".

Reality Check: Public toilets mapped

A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

From battery-powered trucks to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are going mainstream around the world.

The student trying to solve the food waste crisis

Has a 23-year-old engineering student come up with an invention that could tackle food waste problems?

The travel boss who refuses to do online sales

How Jen Atkinson managed to transform the fortunes of holiday business Inspiring Travel Company.

Roaming charges: What will happen after Brexit?

Will Brits be able to use their mobile phones in Europe after Brexit without paying extra?

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Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?

For one day only, a certain fast-food chain gave one of its London branches a luxury makeover.

'I never know how much money I'm going home with'

A growing push to raise wages of service staff in the US could change the way Americans tip.

Avozilla: The giant avocado variety causing a stir

A giant variety of avocado called the avozilla is attracting worldwide attention.

Electronics boss: 'You need to think 10 years ahead'

Electronics boss Simon Shen says firms should think how people may be living in 10 years' time.

Working mums: 'We're too tough on ourselves'

We ask three women about the challenges of being a working mum.

Cancer survivor grabs Instagram opportunity

Adeline is a cancer survivor in north-east India who started posting creative Instagram videos as a hobby, and now earns money from it.

What do Indians make of Ikea?

Ikea has opened its first store in India. So what do locals make of it?

Can you speed-read these news stories?

The BBC is experimenting with a way of delivering the news more quickly.

'The Hunger Games inspired me to become a make-up artist'

Seventeen-year-old Lila Childs says the Hunger Games films inspired her to become a make-up artist.

How knocking on doors got this kid a job

Reggie Nelson was fed up with being left behind as the world went by so he decided to knock on the doors of the wealthy when his luck changed.

Ikea's plans to woo India

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has opened its first store in India, located in the southern city of Hyderabad.

Will US maternity leave ever catch up with UK?

The US is the only industrialised nation with no paid leave for parents with a new child. How does it compare?

How Instagram is influencing hotel design

Some hotels are making deliberate design choices to look good on Instagram.

Rockets, cars and flame throwers: Who is Elon Musk?

The billionaire who set his sights on Mars: Elon Musk has revolutionised the worlds of rocketry, cars and online payments. What will he come up with next?

Why GDP includes the illegal drugs trade

Our main measure for the economy is GDP and it includes the illegal drugs trade

Would you scan a homeless person?

A scheme in Oxford wants to provide homeless people with QR codes, so people can donate to them using smartphones.

The Brooklyn scene you don't hear about

Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn are challenging the perception that gentrification has pushed out African American entrepreneurs.

How Tuna the dog charmed Instagram

Tuna, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, has 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

Rail boss on her route to the top

"When I started working, there weren’t even ladies' toilets", says HS1 boss Dyan Crowther.

Carney: No-deal Brexit highly undesirable

The Bank of England governor tells the BBC there is an "uncomfortably high" risk of a no-deal Brexit.

How plastic became a million dollar idea

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

'All my spare money goes on my mortgage now'

Homeowner Sarah Cottingham reacts to the rise in UK interest rates.

How a family live with their smartphones

Nearly eight out of ten people now own a smartphone, and we're becoming increasingly dependent on them.

Why Apple is worth $1 trillion... and who could challenge it

Apple becomes the world's first $1 trillion company. Which other companies are close?

Why the US-China trade dispute has experts worried

The world's two biggest economies are at loggerheads, amid concerns tensions might escalate.

Northern Rail and my nightmare summer

The BBC follows one Northern rail user, Lorna, on her daily commute from Burnley to Leeds.

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