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Government automatically enrols firms in case of no-deal Brexit

Business groups urged the government to act after many firms failed to get a customs number.

UK bosses earn 117 times average worker despite pay cut

The average salary of the bosses of the UK's largest companies has fallen 13% in the last financial year.

Barclays tops list of banks with most IT shutdowns

British banks experienced more than 10 outages a month in the past year, BBC analysis of new data reveals.

Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

The US president confirms that a temporary payroll cut tax could be introduced.

Lightning strike 'partly to blame' for power cut

National Grid could be fined for the outage that affected nearly a million people in England and Wales.

Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.

No-deal Brexit 'could cost farms £850m in profits'

A no-deal Brexit could be a greater challenge than BSE and foot-and-mouth, a researcher suggests.

Scottish castle goes up for sale for over £8m in East Lothian

Seton Castle was built with stone from a palace said to be Mary Queen of Scots' favourite retreat.

YouTube Chicken Connoisseur sees racist link in knife crime warnings

Elijah Quashie says he can see the "racist connotation" in knife crime warnings on chicken takeaway boxes.

Why US firms are desperate to retain ageing workers

Elderly people are forecast to be the fastest growing sector of the US labour force.

Would you accept a loss to keep your money safe?

Some pension fund investors are paying to hold government bonds due to fears over the global economy.

Student loan overpayments of £28m going unclaimed

Graduates have paid millions in repayments even though their student loans have been cleared.

No-deal papers reveal council fears over food supply

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.

'My Instagram got hacked and I lost my business'

Micro businesses say Instagram hackers are costing them money by compromising their accounts.

Juul: Vaping attracts fresh funding despite new lawsuits

Investors pump another $325m into e-cigarette market leader Juul as health concerns increase.

The Cold War spy technology which we all use

Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.

The people policing the internet's most horrific content

Website content moderators have to see some very disturbing material. How do they cope?

Why we lie about being retired

When we retire we often pretend that we're still working according to one Harvard academic.

'The bomb actually landed in the room I had been in'

Laila Pence fled war in Egypt to go on and become a multimillionaire US businesswoman.

Can big investors save the world?

Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?

'How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen'

Investing in digital currencies is fraught with danger, not just because the prices are so volatile.

The farmers who worry about our phone batteries

Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?

Six things that affect your chance of a pay rise

Being a skilled negotiator may help, but other factors play a much bigger part.

The plight of a US dairy farm

It's a family business which has been around since 1942 - but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.

'My dad thought he was a criminal - he wasn't'

More than 200 MPs have called for a suspension and independent review of a controversial tax policy.

Could the 50p in your pocket really make you a fortune?

British coins celebrate everything from the Olympics to Sherlock Holmes - and many end up on eBay.

The Penny Post revolutionary who transformed how we send letters

Despite having no direct experience of the postal service, Rowland Hill invented the Penny Post.

Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?

'If you say you're ethical, you have to back it up'

CEO Secret: "If you call yourself an ethical company, you'll have to back up every claim you make."

'I bought a house thanks to my bullet journal'

Millions of people have shared #bulletjournal or #bujo hashtags on Instagram, so how do they work?

The floating farm for cows

The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

'Fall in love with the problem not the solution'

"Love the problem", advises Sean Petterson whose firm makes monitors to curb workplace injuries.

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Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?

'If you say you're ethical, you have to back it up'

CEO Secret: "If you call yourself an ethical company, you'll have to back up every claim you make."

'I bought a house thanks to my bullet journal'

Millions of people have shared #bulletjournal or #bujo hashtags on Instagram, so how do they work?

The floating farm for cows

The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

'Fall in love with the problem not the solution'

"Love the problem", advises Sean Petterson whose firm makes monitors to curb workplace injuries.

Meet the top flight footballers' tailor

Mo Adass is a master tailor whose clients include footballers from Liverpool FC.

'They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling'

In total, Amanda lost £633,000 from gambling, placing her last bet on the day she was made bankrupt.

How the plastic bag became a million dollar idea

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

'Treat your customers as all-knowing'

Treat your customers as "all knowing", says beauty and fashion firm boss Michael Broukhim.

No-deal Brexit: How might it affect the EU?

The BBC's Adam Fleming explains what a no-deal Brexit might mean for the 27 EU countries.

How Brexit could change the taste of whisky

A future trade deal between the UK and US could alter current regulations of whisky.

Why young Indians are live streaming on social media

Hoping to be social media stars, young Indians are joining a live streaming app called Bigo Live

'I get so much recognition from YouTube'

In India farmers are taking to social media to share innovative farming practices and techniques.

China tariffs devastating, says soybean farmer

The trade war between the US and China has escalated, and US farmer John Boyd Jr says he is feeling the pain.

Would you watch someone eat on the Internet?

American 'Meokbang' YouTuber Blove became a millionaire by having people watch her eat.

How sliced bread became a million dollar idea

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

'Always have a Plan B, it may be better than your Plan A'

"Always have a Plan B, it may be better than your Plan A" says spinning studios boss Melanie Whelan.

'Not only are we black, we're female... for them, it's a turn-off'

Afrocenchix co-founder Joycelyn Mate turned a 'niche' product into an award-winning company.

Fortnite World Cup: 15-year-old Brit Jaden Ashman wins million dollar prize

Fifteen-year-old Jaden Ashman wins half of $2.25 million (£1.8m) after coming second with his teammate in the Fortnite World Cup duo finals.

Creating jobs for India’s transgender community

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has just launched a start-up creating jobs for India’s transgender community.

How the metal detector became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the metal detector became a million dollar idea.

CEO Secrets: The boss who set up the 'black LinkedIn'

Meet the young businesswoman making it easier for young black professionals to network.

Will Ford's new truck persuade people to go electric

Ford has released a video showing a mock up of its all electric version of the US's best-selling vehicle.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos: The Silicon Valley space race

The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

How the doughnut became a million dollar idea

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

The Worcester high street that's come back to life

From a Balkan breakfast to knitting - traders are diversifying to try to buck the trend of falling sales in the high street.

MPs and taxpayers on retrospective loan charge payments

Anger is growing among taxpayers facing large demands from HMRC over their loan charge repayments.

Lavazza boss: bringing new blood into the family firm.

CEO Secret: How family-owned coffee firm Lavazza brought in new blood in its bid to go global.

Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots

Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses.

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