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Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 08:02:24 GMT)
The Saudi Arabian state oil firm says 1.5% of its shares will be put up for sale.

Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:28:55 GMT)
The booming tech industry has pushed San Francisco house prices out of the reach of ordinary workers.

Xbox's boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:35:47 GMT)
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak talks to Xbox's Phil Spencer about the future of gaming.

Christmas adverts - do they really work? (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:02:07 GMT)
Big budget ads are already gracing our screens but do they actually benefit the big brands behind them?

Hong Kong: 'I was tear gassed getting my lunch' (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:00:00 GMT)
The increasing unrest in Hong Kong is affecting businesses in one of the world's biggest commercial hubs.

Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:59:19 GMT)
Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were "mugged" when Lloyds took over the lender.

Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’ (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:06:35 GMT)
The plans would double or treble the number whose wages are set by government, a think tank says.

HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:05:28 GMT)
The rail scheme faces huge cost overruns, but it's not the only big project behind schedule and over budget.

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:02:03 GMT)
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.

BT Sport retains exclusive Champions League rights in £1.2bn deal from 2021-24 (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:48:01 GMT)
BT Sport wins the exclusive rights to show the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League from 2021-24 in a £1.2bn deal.

Hong Kong in first recession for a decade amid protests (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:44:56 GMT)
Months of anti-government protests have taken their toll on the territory's economy.

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:55:08 GMT)
A number of World Trade Organization countries have asked for compensation over Brexit.

'Boeing was at my father's funeral and I was not' (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:41:04 GMT)
Few victims' families were able to attend the covering over of the Ethiopian Airlines crash site.

Alibaba backs Hong Kong's 'bright' future with huge listing (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 02:15:58 GMT)
The $13bn listing would be the world's largest this year and comes amid growing unrest in Hong Kong.

General election 2019: Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:59:40 GMT)
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.

Cladding puts flat owners' lives on hold (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:58:52 GMT)
People in UK tower blocks are unable to re-mortgage or sell their homes because of cladding.

Dubai Air Show: Aerospace industry meets for deals and displays (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:53:02 GMT)
About 1,300 exhibitors are expected at the biggest aerospace and defence event of the year.

Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers (Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:54:20 GMT)
Ride pick-up app's algorithm offers drivers freedom while trapping them at the same time, experts say.

General election 2019: What are nationalisation and privatisation? (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:47:46 GMT)
The two topics are a big discussion point in the general election, but how do they work?

Zut alors! The Americans who are farming edible snails (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:36:56 GMT)
Two snail farms in the US are now allowing top restaurants to switch from canned to fresh supplies.

My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children' (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:42:24 GMT)
As part of a new BBC blog series, Katie Holden shares what she spent her money on this week.

Is surge pricing a fair way to manage demand? (Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:05:15 GMT)
Ride-hailing app Uber is far from the first company to change prices according to customer numbers.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence? (Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:02:21 GMT)
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

The reigning queen of American reality TV (Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:14:34 GMT)
How Lisa Vanderpump juggles being a TV star with running a multimillion dollar business empire.

General election 2019: The jobs eight out of 10 Britons do (Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:06:00 GMT)
Who are the "hard-working" and "ordinary" people that politicians love to appeal to?

Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console (Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:16:43 GMT)
Streaming games services will offer an alternative to the traditional console, but will they kill off?

What does the US want from China? What is its endgame? (Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:19:45 GMT)
The US-China rivalry is about more than trade - it spans economics, defence, culture and technology.

The shareholders fighting to make oil firms greener (Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:16:38 GMT)
"Shareholder activists" are increasingly pushing energy firms to do more to address climate change.

Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system (Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:38 GMT)
Former quality manager says Boeing was driven by cost and schedules above safety, which it denies.

How the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:33:48 GMT)
Steph McGovern explains how the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Robyn Crawford says relationship with Whitney Houston was 'love - open and honest' (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:20:52 GMT)
"It was love and it was open and it was honest," the star's former assistant tells the BBC.

Stephen Graham: Actor tells Desert Island Discs 'I didn’t know how to cope' (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:12:24 GMT)
The Liverpudlian actor tells Desert Island Discs he tried to take his own life in his youth.

Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m (Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:09:14 GMT)
Celebrities from the worlds of TV, music, film and sport took part in this year's BBC charity show.

I'm A Celebrity: ITV ends 'bushtucker trials' that include eating live bugs (Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:54:29 GMT)
Bugs could still be used during the show but anything contestants have to eat will be already dead.

The art of hunting down stolen treasures (Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:02:20 GMT)
A gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace remains missing - but how are valuable artworks recovered?

Taylor Swift's old label hits back over 'awards ban' (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:40:50 GMT)
Taylor Swift claims Scooter Braun's label won't let her sing her own hits at an awards ceremony.

How Mary Poppins has changed for the stage (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 02:28:42 GMT)
How the world's most famous nanny went from books and the big screen to the West End stage.

Christmas adverts - do they really work? (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:02:07 GMT)
Big budget ads are already gracing our screens but do they actually benefit the big brands behind them?

The pop star who walked across America (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:01:31 GMT)
After his father died of cancer, Mike Posner hiked almost 3,000 miles from New Jersey to California.

Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:02:16 GMT)
The actress discusses her film Last Christmas and why it's "just not helpful" to read her reviews.

YouTuber Nikki Lilly: 'Ugly is such a thrown-around word' (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:13:45 GMT)
YouTube star Nikki Lilly on not hating the haters, being yourself and her Bafta "highest honour".

Northampton drag queen Pure finds Norwich Euphoria for her first show (Sun, 17 Nov 2019 07:21:06 GMT)
Pure is "so ready" to step on stage for the first time as drag helps her overcome bullying.

Sir Rod Stewart on indyref, Celtic... and model trains (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:09:35 GMT)
The singer speaks about the love for his football team and his impressive model train city.

Al Murray: 'Nephew needs a transplant before Christmas' (Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:26:41 GMT)
Comedian Al Murray is urging people to sign up to a blood stem cell register to help save his nephew.

Cynthia Erivo on playing abolitionist Harriet Tubman (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:00:41 GMT)
The biographical portrait of Harriet Tubman will be shown in cinemas later this month.

Leonardo da Vinci goes 'immersive' at London's National Gallery (Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:25:13 GMT)
The Virgin of the Rocks is being presented as a digital experience at London's National Gallery.

Le Mans '66: Christian Bale and Matt Damon reveal truth behind Hollywood auditions (Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:20:18 GMT)
Christian Bale and Matt Damon on fighting for roles, as they team up in new movie Le Mans '66.

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