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Tesco shareholder opposes £3.7bn Booker takeover

One of Tesco's biggest investors calls for the supermarket to pull its takeover of the food wholesaler.

New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature

The new 12-sided £1 will be immediately available from 33 banks and post offices around the UK.

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

The technology giant says it may be able to offer the recalled devices as refurbished phones.

'Bond King' Bill Gross settles Pimco feud for $81m

Star bond trader ends "family disagreement" with his former firm in $81m (£65m) settlement.

Flawed nuclear tender sees £100m payout to firms

Two firms which lost out on decommissioning 12 nuclear sites will get £97.5m compensation.

Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property

A third of homebuyers in England have to rely on money from their family, says a new report.

BT fined record £42m for late installations

BT apologises and agrees to repay telecoms firms for delays in installing high-speed lines.

UK banks given new stress test scenarios

The Bank of England tells the UK's biggest banks to prepare for a range of challenges.

Brexit: Food chiefs warn on EU tariffs

Farmers, supermarkets and suppliers call on Theresa May to secure a free trade deal with the EU.

Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

The European Commission makes approval of chemical industry merger conditional on sale of assets.

Dyson 'enormously optimistic' about post-Brexit trade

The billionaire says UK business success lies beyond Europe because "that's the fast-growing bit".

FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar

Sterling hits a seven-week dollar high after Donald Trump suffers a setback in Congress.

South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise

MTR will run one of the UK's biggest franchises, along with majority stakeholder First Group.

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Two girls travelling on a pass for employees' guests were barred from a flight for wearing leggings.

Hurricane makes 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters

An oil exploration firm makes what it is describing as the "largest undeveloped discovery" in UK waters.

Royal Mint ready to launch new £1 coins

The UK's new 12-sided £1 coins will be rolled out on Tuesday - but are we ready?

'Steady as she goes - Brexit leaves our strategy unchanged'

The boss of floor tiles firm Amtico in Coventry says Brexit is not affecting his company's strategy.

Should you take your pet to work?

Some studies suggest taking your pet to the office has its benefits.

CEO Secrets: 'If it has to be now, it has to be a no'

Liz Earle, CEO of Liz Earle Wellbeing, shares her business tips for the CEO Secrets series.

Five tips on how to be an art collector

If you're in the market for some art, here are some top tips from the experts.

It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king

Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.

Why mix earthworms and cocoa shells?

The Ivorian farmers benefiting from a unique, but labour intensive, blend of compost.

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

McDonald's worker, 94, says she will never leave

The great-grandmother still serves breakfast twice a week to her loyal customers in Indiana.

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds'

Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.

Rehab to riches

Khalil Rafati beat his heroin and crack cocaine addiction and went on to become a health food millionaire.

Just Google it

Is Google's position as the world's leading search engine now unassailable?

'Backward on pay'

BBC News asked women how they had coped financially while they were on maternity leave.

Cheaper flights

A new budget airline from the owner of British Airways may not make reaching distant destinations cheaper.

New broom

Theo Leggett examines what changes new owners Liberty Media might bring in to re-energise Formula 1.

Ads in the sky

How new technologies are transforming outdoor advertising.

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Royal Mint ready to launch new £1 coins

The UK's new 12-sided £1 coins will be rolled out on Tuesday - but are we ready?

'Steady as she goes - Brexit leaves our strategy unchanged'

The boss of floor tiles firm Amtico in Coventry says Brexit is not affecting his company's strategy.

Should you take your pet to work?

Some studies suggest taking your pet to the office has its benefits.

CEO Secrets: 'If it has to be now, it has to be a no'

Liz Earle, CEO of Liz Earle Wellbeing, shares her business tips for the CEO Secrets series.

Five tips on how to be an art collector

If you're in the market for some art, here are some top tips from the experts.

It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king

Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.

Why mix earthworms and cocoa shells?

The Ivorian farmers benefiting from a unique, but labour intensive, blend of compost.

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?

Zimbabwe's cash-strapped tobacco farms

Small-scale tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have little to invest due to poor profit margins and a weak economy.

Red Nose Day challenge: 'I feel naked without my beard'

Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, agreed to have his beard shaved off for Comic Relief.

'We're looking for business deals outside Europe'

The director of a safety footwear company says the firm is focusing on new deals outside Europe.

Kids and meditation - it's a business, of course

We find out why some parents in Asia are paying for meditation classes in the hope their kids will cope better at school and in life.

Could this be Britain's cheapest supermarket?

The average price of an item at Nifties in Dover is 60p.

'I am very confident we can find a good trade deal'

Cecile Reinaud runs Seraphine, a London-based maternity wear company. She is on an export drive and is hopeful about the post-Brexit trade deals to be struck.

Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy'

Handbag designer Claudia Fürst is moving her manufacturing operation to Italy to counter the impact of the weak British pound.

Texas cattle rancher fears for future

Rancher Coleman Locke is concerned farmers like him could lose out if the US renegotiates Nafta.

No major currency problem for Scotland, says Mervyn King

"Scotland certainly could be an independent country", says former governor of the Bank of England.

Google boss says sorry for extremist content

Google's European boss apologises for brands appearing next to extremist content that they didn't feel comfortable with.

Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people

Business jargon is putting off young applicants- Radio 4's PM tries to decipher some of it.

Meet Mumbai's Flipper and his six penguin friends

Seven Humboldt penguins have gone on display at Mumbai's main zoo but the move has been controversial.

'I'm owed £9,000 in child maintenance'

Laura Riley has a 10-year-old son, Louis, and has been chasing child maintenance payments for nine years.

New York Times boss Mark Thompson on Trump's accusations

New York Times boss Mark Thompson discusses being in the firing line for Donald Trump's tweets.

Lily Beddall: Girl with Down's syndrome models for Matalan

A two-year-old toddler with Down's syndrome has been chosen as one of the new faces of Matalan.

Are you getting enough sleep?

What does lack of sleep do to you, and cost the global economy? On World Sleep Day, Theo Leggett reports.

Consumers demand cheaper Africa data

Throughout Africa, consumers are complaining of what they see as exorbitant data costs, and are calling on mobile operators to cut prices. The BBC's Vumani Mkhize has more.

Toyota plant investment 'huge part of preparing for long-term future'

Toyota's £240m investment in its Burnaston plant is 'a huge part of preparing for the long-term future' says Toyota deputy managing director Tony Walker.

Think again: Will circular runways ever take off?

Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre believes so.

Former WTO director warns UK on leaving EU with no deal

Former World Trade Organization director Pascal Lamy says that trade would be "more costly" if the UK left the EU with no deal.

Behind the business of Asia's child beauty pageants

We meet one tiny international competitor from Asia and her mum to find out more about life as a child beauty pageant star.

Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry'

Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe are living out of their cabs for months at a time.

The South Africa township women learning tech

In Cape Town, a new scheme is helping women develop web literacy.

Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in

A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded a jacket with technology woven into the fabric.

Toshiba: What has gone wrong?

Why is Toshiba in so much trouble? And how is the company trying to sort out the mess?

60 Second Solutions: How do you attract investors?

The chief executive of the hotel group Yotel, Hubert Viriot, gives his tips on how to persuade investors to put money into your company.

Lifetime Isas: Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains how the government's new scheme could benefit consumers.

CEO Secrets: 'Spend more on staff than clients'

Jamie Bolding, the social media entrepreneur behind Viral Thread and Twisted Food, shares his business tips.

Rail strike: What are driver-only-operated trains?

Background to the strike action over plans to introduce driver-only-operated trains.

What horses can teach us about managing people

What can we learn about managing people from the way we train horses?

'Kenya is ready' say female fitness entrepreneurs

The BBC's Nancy Kacungira went to talk to two budding entrepreneurs in Nairobi's fitness industry.

My Shop: Why did the chicken restaurant cross the road?

Does the fate of one London chicken restaurant signal the future direction of modern restaurants?

Hairdressers train staff to spot signs of domestic abuse

A hair salon in Norwich is training staff to spot signs of domestic abuse.

Reddit is about 'starting a discussion' says co-founder

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on changing perspectives, hosting Trump fans, and future partnerships.

South Africa's tech savvy domestic workers

Cleaning services company SweepSouth is using technology to hire, pay and protect their workforce.

BT boss: Openreach deal better 'long-term'

BT CEO says new Openreach deal is good for certainty and investment

Lord Rose: Costs will be passed on

UK retailers are being warned of tough times ahead

Tanya Mushayi: 'I want to make gender fluid clothing'

The Zimbabwean fashion designer making jackets that can be worn by both men and women.

Indonesia's answer to Donald Trump?

Is Hary Tanoesoedibjo Indonesia's answer to Donald Trump?

How can bosses help staff develop?

The role of chief executives has changed. What’s the best way for bosses to become great mentors?

Spring Budget winners and losers

From fuelling up to funding schools, how will Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget affect you?

How funny is the chancellor?

Philip Hammond gave it his all.

Fearless Girl statue faces Wall Street bull

The sculpture is standing in front of the famous charging bull in New York's financial district.

Asset sales to thank for UK's figures?

Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke says the government "has a good story to tell".

The Budget in 45 seconds

BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed on the three of the main points in Philip Hammond's Budget speech.

Budget 2017: Five key points

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Spring Budget. Here are five key points from his speech.

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