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Uber to report crimes direct to police to boost safety

The taxi-hailing app will also set up a round-the-clock telephone line to help improve public safety.

£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55

The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.

Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs

The supermarket is moving its customer engagement operations to a single site in Dundee.

Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'

The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds.

UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost

Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.

Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

Regulator to investigate energy firm Iresa

Ofgem will investigate Iresa's treatment of customers following a raft of complaints.

Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?

His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi?

US rejects China-led bid for Chicago Stock Exchange

Regulator's decision is the latest rejection of a Chinese firm's attempt to do business in the US.

Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive

There had been some speculation the carmaker boss would relinquish his role as head of the French firm.

South Africa: the economic challenge

What are the challenges facing South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

The latest versions of the web browser will block "annoying intrusive" ads from today.

Standard Life Aberdeen sees £100bn contract axed

Last year's merger has created competition issues, according to Lloyds and Scottish Widows.

Airbus takes new €1.3bn hit on A400M troop carrier

The aerospace group has now written off a total of €8bn in losses on the military transport plane.

Why young people can't afford to buy homes

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

A tale of two Indian tech cities

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

Why we drive our own buses

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service

Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

Life in the 'golden cage'

As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art?

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Spanish woman's 'sexist' rejection letter sparks furore

An agency in Spain has allegedly rejected a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man.

Faulty appliances 'cause 60 fires a week'

Consumer group Which? wants the government to speed up efforts to tackle faulty home appliances.

No charge

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

Kiwis crackdown

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Manbag mystery

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

Humble origins

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Recycling hacks

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

Norwegian challenger

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

Recipe for success

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

Educated survivor

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Unfair pay

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

Tinder revolution

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Scandinavian blues

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

Risk assessment

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

Probe Down Under

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

Say what?

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

Potato plastics

Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Global collapse

What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

Challenging stereotypes

Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

Daydream believer

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

Fabulous fabrics?

Synthetic fibres have never had a good reputation, but one Japanese business is making polyester and nylon for many of the world's most expensive fashion brands.

Suffragettes: Then and now

Four generations from the same family talk about how working life has evolved for women.

All-electric aircraft?

The pressure to cut emissions, noise and costs is propelling companies towards electric planes.

Computer says no

More firms are relying on artificial intelligence and automation to speed up recruitment, but at what cost?

How Asia's aviation took off

Who's ordering planes? What's the world's busiest air route? We take a snapshot of the region's industry.

Security pioneers

Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.

Timeshare lock-in

Thousands of people are unable to get out of their complex timeshare contracts, the BBC has been told.

Gender pay gap: Q&A

What is the gender pay gap and how has it changed over time?

Speedy delivery

Spurred on by Amazon, the big supermarkets are racing to deliver our shopping the same day we order it.

Shiny no more

Compilations by pop artists are another casualty of the shift away from physical albums to streaming.

Powell position

Jerome Powell takes over as Fed chair: The whole world awaits his first move

League of their own

The Canadian rugby league club that is aiming to get to the top tier of the sport in England.

Mind control

Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Banana blight

As a deadly disease spreads, the fight for a banana plantation in Mozambique might hold the key to saving the world's favourite fruit.

Shrinking snacks

While treats may be getting smaller - research has found that some prices are falling too.

On strike?

Industrial workers want the option of working less to look after their families, while not losing pay.

Rescuing child brides

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

Marketing Britain

As Theresa May visits China to strengthen business ties, does "made in Britain" still have cachet?

Global brew

How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

Things fall apart

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

Robo news

As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

'Too worried to sleep'

A Preston man tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme his benefits were cut when he missed a job centre visit.

Couture couple

How Mandy Watkins and Rupert Youngman built popular womenswear brand Hush.

The magic money tree

Michael Robinson investigates whether money pumped into the economy via quantitative easing did its job

Tips from those at the top

Women business leaders at Davos give the BBC their tips to reach succeed in the corporate world.

The retail ruckus

Clashes over cut-price Nutella in France are not the first time bargain hunters have turned violent.

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Why young people can't afford to buy homes

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

A tale of two Indian tech cities

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

Why we drive our own buses

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service

Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

Life in the 'golden cage'

As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art?

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Flying cars: Will they ever take off?

Some companies are trying to fulfil the long-cherished dream of making a car that can fly. But how practical or affordable will they be?

Tunisia flights resumption took time, says Thomas Cook chief

Thomas Cook chief Peter Fankhauser says it is doing all it can to help UK customers feel safe in Tunisia.

Viewsnight: 'Why are the apps of the future using Victorian working practices?'

Polly Mackenzie argues that workers in the gig economy must have stronger employment protections.

Bitcoin explained: How do crypto-currencies work?

Spencer Kelly explains all - with the help of a stuffed penguin.

Real animal fur sold as fake in London markets

A BBC investigation finds items consistent with hair belonging to rabbits being sold in London.

'Make sure you are learning all the time'

"Make sure you are learning all the time," says William Eccleshare of advertising firm Clear Channel International.

Key moments in aviation: From aeolipiles to electric planes

Humans have dreamed of flying for thousands of years. Here are some key moments on our journey to the skies.

An investor's guide to the 'fear index'

The VIX "fear index" measures expectations of future share price movements - so how does it work?

What is the point of an air show?

Whether it's Paris or Farnborough, Dubai or Singapore, air shows have a real fanbase. But why?

How saccharin became a million dollar idea.

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

Immigrants in South Africa weave their way to success

Street hairdressing is a popular occupation for many immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Villagers still waiting for share of $6.5m diamond

The villagers who dug up Sierra Leone's $6.5m "peace diamond" say they are still waiting for a share of the sale.

Tesco faces £4bn equal pay claim from women staff

100 female staff are taking Tesco to court, claiming they are being paid less than men doing comparable jobs.

Why are stock markets falling?

Share prices are falling on the world stock exchanges, but why?

The Japanese firm making posh polyester

How Japanese textile company Daiichi Orimono became a key supplier to the likes of Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada.

Carillion chief says his decisions were 'best for the business'

Keith Cochrane, Carillion's interim chief executive, tells the committee he was "seeking to do the best thing for the business".

'Have the courage to speak out'

Chief exec of Lloyd's of London Inga Beale and retail guru Mary Portas give their advice for women.

Singapore Airshow: Why is Asia spending big on defence?

While many countries are slashing their defence budgets, in Asia it is quite the opposite.

Suffragettes: From then to now

Four generations from the same family talk about how working life has evolved for women.

Electric dreams: The race to develop battery-powered planes

The pressure to cut emissions, noise and costs is propelling companies towards electric planes.

'Collaborate with your customers'

Be as close to your customers as the local butcher or pub landlord, says Mike Fairman of telecoms firm Giffgaff.

Pilot shortage: Who's going to fly our planes?

The world is facing a shortage of airline pilots. But why and how can it be fixed?

Waymo v Uber: Who stole what?

A legal battle between Waymo and Uber over the theft and use of the former's self-driving car technology is underway.

Brits try EU migrants' vegetable picking jobs in Cornwall

Recruitment to farms in Cornwall has become more difficult since Brexit, research suggests.

How cat's eyes became a million dollar idea.

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

Nigerian entrepreneur: 'We're farming in a shipping container'

Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja cut costs and reduced waste by moving her farm into the city.

Pilotless sky taxis: The way to beat the rush hour?

As our cities become larger and more congested, could autonomous 'sky taxis' help beat the traffic jams?

Gender pay gap and equal pay: What's the difference?

What's the difference between the gender pay gap and equal pay? BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson explains.

HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A digital currency is being set up in Hull, which rewards people who do good acts that benefit the city.

'When you grow quickly, it can be challenging'

Bulb's chief executive Hayden Wood explains how to manage your business when it is going through stellar growth

Taiwan's techies battle its 'play safe' culture

Taiwan's tech industry is working hard to tackle its "play it safe" culture.

Presidents Club: Networking as a woman in the City

Fiona Hathorn spent 16 years in the City. Here's her thoughts on networking post-Presidents Club.

Should men take a pay cut to reduce the gender pay gap?

After some male BBC presenters agree to pay cuts to help match those of their female colleagues, we take to the streets and ask other men if they'd do the same.

How ice cubes became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the ice industry became a million dollar idea.

IPL: Players to go for millions at 'biggest ever' auction

Indian Premier League clubs will spend big bucks as some of the world's best cricketers go on offer.

Cocoa smuggling: 'We have no choice'

More and more cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast are smuggling their crop into Ghana.

Goldman Sachs boss on the Brexit point of no return

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, says that at some point the US bank's contingency plans cannot be reversed.

'UK can't have its cake and eat it on Brexit payments'

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says the UK must pay for EU market access.

Undercover reporter: Hostesses 'groped at men-only event'

Financial Times reporter Madison Marriage went undercover as a hostess at a men-only charity auction

Labour MP: 'Lads' culture has no place in our country'

MP Jess Phillips addressed sexual harassment claims brought by an undercover reporter at a charity event.

How a village in Essex makes a world-famous breakfast staple

Wilkin and Sons has been producing world-famous jams for more than 100 years.

Davos explained: In 90 seconds

The World Economic Forum kicks off its meeting in Davos, and this year Donald Trump will be among the attendees.

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