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Thomas Cook 'racing to finalise rescue deal' (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:07:36 GMT)
The troubled travel firm is understood to be in last minute negotiations with bondholders.

General Motors faces strike by almost 50,000 staff (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:06:40 GMT)
The strike would be the first at America's biggest carmaker since 2007.

Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up? (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:40:42 GMT)
The BBC's Katie Prescott assesses whether drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities could affect consumers.

SmileDirect Club: The $8bn braces firm boosted by selfies (Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:40:26 GMT)
SmileDirectClub sells braces aimed at improving the appearance of teeth directly to consumers.

Historic towns to benefit from £95m boost named (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:02:55 GMT)
The government lists 69 English towns and cities that will benefit from regeneration money.

Pawnbroker shuts shops as it seeks lifeline (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:30:55 GMT)
Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown stores have closed their doors, but a helpline is unanswered.

Has the US flotation bubble burst? (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:02:53 GMT)
As the market awaits a WeWork listing, what has happened to the other firms which have debuted?

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’ (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:00:11 GMT)
Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

Pound climbs to highest level since July (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:19:40 GMT)
Sterling rises as traders believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit is receding.

WeWork founder Adam Neumann's voting power curbed (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:15:19 GMT)
The office space firm changes its structure after investor fears put its stock market debut in doubt.

New Scottish headquarters in Glasgow for whisky firm Chivas Brothers (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:15:08 GMT)
It is part of a £500m investment by Chivas Brothers, which is also extending its Dumbarton bottling plant.

‘My boss lets me set my own salary’ (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:13:58 GMT)
How picking your own pay has become the latest employment perk.

SSE sale of retail business to Ovo creates new UK energy giant (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:36:11 GMT)
The transfer of 3.5 million SSE customers will make Ovo the UK's second largest energy firm.

Whirlpool tumble dryer recall uncovers 65,000 dangerous machines (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:05:54 GMT)
Despite the full recall, hundreds of thousands of fire-prone machines may remain in UK homes.

Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:07:35 GMT)
Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology.

High-tech ways to keep employees happy (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:26:04 GMT)
Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want?

Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes? (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:12:41 GMT)
The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash.

Can solar power shake up the energy market? (Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:38:39 GMT)
The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on (Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:00:30 GMT)
Amid a growing backlash against fast fashion, firms are looking at new fabrics from mushrooms and pineapples.

Porsche set to lead the charge at Frankfurt show (Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:14:36 GMT)
Porsche is set to lead the charge at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its new electric sports car.

The man who gambled his firm on a £50,000 sword (Sun, 08 Sep 2019 23:03:27 GMT)
How a giant order from the Middle East transformed Grant Macdonald's silversmith business.

Restaurants urged to serve us less food (Sun, 08 Sep 2019 23:57:43 GMT)
UK restaurants waste a million tonnes of food a year, 75% of which could be eaten says charity Wrap.

The secrets of controlling your internet profile (Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:13:10 GMT)
Banksy reckoned we would all be anonymous for 15 minutes, but is this even possible?

Will Brexit hit Britain's fresh vegetable supplies? (Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:00:51 GMT)
While Dutch firms are ready for Brexit, some say that food exports to the UK will be delayed.

High Street: How many UK shops have closed? (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:18:49 GMT)
Many retailers have announced store closures and job losses.

The Chelsea goalie who joined Goldman Sachs (Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:04:43 GMT)
Goalkeeper quits top flight women's football at the age of 25 to start a new career in finance.

Exchange rates: Why is the pound getting weaker? (Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:52:55 GMT)
A simple guide to how currency is valued and what it means for your finances

Why thousands are flocking to corgi cafes (Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:50:59 GMT)
Corgi cafes are all the rage, with these dog-themed businesses popping up across Asia.

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:17:31 GMT)
Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.

How bottled water became a million dollar idea. (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:21:44 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how bottled water became a million dollar idea.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:10:08 GMT)
Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a young boy in 1940s Germany whose mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

Pet Shop Boys bring a pop masterclass to Hyde Park (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:19:59 GMT)
The band rattle through their biggest hits... with a little help from their friends.

Peaky Blinders festival: Fans reclaim the turf (Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:41:06 GMT)
Thousands of flat cap-wearing fans take to the streets where the original Peaky Blinders once roamed.

'Queer girl with a nose ring' rocks the Last Night of the Proms (Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:29:09 GMT)
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton steals the show at the Proms' Last Night, as Pride flags adorn the stage.

Slowthai on the Mercury Prize: 'I've got daisies in my stomach' (Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:53:00 GMT)
His debut album is favourite to win the Mercury Prize, but the rapper is feeling "nervous and shy".

Eddie Money, Two Tickets to Paradise singer, dies at 70 (Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:47:05 GMT)
The Two Tickets to Paradise singer, who sold some 30 million records, had been diagnosed with cancer.

Downton Abbey film: 14 things you need to know (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:11:21 GMT)
The stars of the much-loved drama reveal what it's like to be hitting the big screen.

Shooting Fashion Week: Catwalk and celebrity (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:32:15 GMT)
Photographer Gareth Cattermole on shooting London Fashion Week.

Variant 31: 'Pushing the boundaries' of immersive theatre (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 01:26:03 GMT)
The "live horror" theatre experience where you fight zombies under ground in central London.

The 1975: 'We want to be every single band' (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:06:52 GMT)
Matty Healy's band talk about their Mercury-nominated album and the stress of following it up.

'Too surreal' - Matt Haig on the stage play about his suicidal younger self (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:14:34 GMT)
Twenty years ago, Matt Haig walked to a cliff edge and wrestled with the question of whether to jump.

Emmerdale: How do you write someone out of a soap? (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:48:34 GMT)
When a character suddenly has to disappear, how do the writers get them out of the storyline?

The cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen (Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:10:55 GMT)
The cast of Downton Abbey are hoping fans will get "out of their armchairs and go to the cinema" as they launch the big-screen version of the hit TV show

Stranger Things: The Mancunian who designs the show's artwork (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:03:37 GMT)
Kyle Lambert may not be a household name but his designs have been seen all over the world.

'Everyone said I was crazy': the black ballet pioneers (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:04:40 GMT)
The Dance Theatre of Harlem launched in 1969

Downton Abbey movie: Stars on pressure of film at world premiere (Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:47:45 GMT)
The cast and crew of the hit TV drama reveal their nerves at the premiere of the film adaptation.

College admissions scandal: Five things to know (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:36:28 GMT)
Hollywood stars have been caught up in a college admissions scandal, but how widespread is it?

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