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You're hired: Who will Trump choose to chair the Fed? (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:05:21 GMT)
President Trump will soon choose who runs the most powerful central bank - the US Federal Reserve.

Netflix to raise another $1.6bn to finance new films and shows (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:40:32 GMT)
The streaming service expects to spend up to $8bn next year on new content.

Singapore to freeze car numbers (Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:19:12 GMT)
The country cited land constraints and improved public transport as reasons for the cap.

Former HSBC banker found guilty of fraud in the US (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:16:44 GMT)
US prosecutors said British citizen Mark Johnson defrauded Cairn Energy in a $3.5bn currency deal.

Harvey Weinstein: Company faces harassment inquiry (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:12:07 GMT)
The investigation in New York follows sexual assault allegations made against Harvey Weinstein.

RBS may face further action by financial regulator (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:27:23 GMT)
The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the bank's treatment of some small business customers.

UK to help CES tech start-ups after expo chief's criticism (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:19:50 GMT)
The government will fund small firms to attend the tech expo after claims it did little last time.

Amazon receives 200-plus headquarters proposals (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:33:35 GMT)
Cities across North America are competing to be home to Amazon's next hub.

I'll drink to that: Craft brewers pour their own pints (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:51:30 GMT)
As the number of UK breweries returns to 1930s levels, micro-brewers are serving their own beers.

PPI complaints rise 24% in six months, says FCA (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:29:46 GMT)
The rise occurred even before the FCA announced a deadline for all PPI complaints.

Bank of America's Merrill Lynch fined £35m by UK watchdog (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:15:39 GMT)
Bank of America's Merrill Lynch is sanctioned for failing to report 69 million financial trades.

Dr Martens sees rising revenues in east Asia (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:51:45 GMT)
The British bootmaker sees a big revenue boost from stores in east Asia.

TV tower firm Arqiva eyes £6bn UK listing (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:13:53 GMT)
The UK's largest owner of broadcasting masts, Arqiva, plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Brexit: Business lobby groups call for transition deal clarity (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:58:08 GMT)
Britain's five biggest business lobby groups unite to call for swift action on transition plans.

China lifts ban on stinky cheese (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:56:02 GMT)
Import ban on Roquefort, Brie, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola and Stilton to be lifted immediately.

Dividend payouts this year are on track for a record £94bn (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:03:24 GMT)
Dividends are set to hit a new record this year, boosted by higher payouts from mining firms.

Toshiba forecasts loss due to tax hit on chip sale (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:52:01 GMT)
The Japanese firm agreed last month to sell its chip unit to cover heavy losses at its US nuclear unit.

Chancellor told to freeze taxes in Budget (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:20:15 GMT)
Philip Hammond is urged to help companies prepare for Brexit and not prioritise 'giveaways'.

Spire shares soar on Mediclinic bid rejection (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:57:26 GMT)
Private hospital chain Spire shares jump on news of a rejected bid from South Africa's Mediclinic.

Nikkei hits new highs after Japan election (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:46:02 GMT)
Investors bet on a continuation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.

Will Lidl's low-cost model work in the US? (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:02:52 GMT)
The German supermarket Lidl has opened its first US stores but will its low-cost model disrupt the country's grocery market?

Genetic scientists work to save global banana industry (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:29:41 GMT)
Scientists in Australia are using genetic engineering to try and save the world's banana industry.

CEO Secrets: People matter more than I had ever thought (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:04:57 GMT)
CEO Secrets: What a professional business advisor learnt from running his own firm.

Call to tax unoccupied homes with stamp duty and council tax review (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:23 GMT)
A call is made for new taxes on the empty homes that are owned by super-rich investors.

Cost of living: 'My wage is the same but prices are up' (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:04:06 GMT)
Wages are at their lowest level since 2006 when inflation is taken in to account.

How the paper clip became a million dollar idea (Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:24:03 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the paper clip became a million dollar idea and inspired a resistance movement.

Remittances are a 'lifesaver' for many Liberians (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:39:47 GMT)
Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.

The app helping people navigating Ghana's nameless streets (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:55:53 GMT)
A lack of postal addresses in Ghana has prompted authorities to introduce a digital solution.

Public 'backs ban on long unpaid internships' (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:29:43 GMT)
Most respondents to a survey said no-one should have to work for more than four weeks without pay.

Minimum alcohol price law unveiled in Wales (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:56:02 GMT)
It is claimed one life a week could be saved in Wales if cheap alcohol sales are banned.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Chanje Kunda: The poet using pole dancing to explain particle physics (Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:23:04 GMT)
Chanje Kunda is making science sexy in a theatre show celebrating female sensuality.

Harvey Weinstein: British assistant 'paid £125k for silence' (Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:39:55 GMT)
Briton Zelda Perkins alleges she was sexually harassed by the American film producer.

George Michael heading for posthumous number one (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:23:22 GMT)
The re-release of the late singer's Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 leads this week's album sales.

Kim Cattrall: I have never been friends with Sex and the City co-stars (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:03:30 GMT)
Kim Cattrall explains why she won't go back to SATC, and criticises one co-star in particular.

Doctor Who: Bradley Walsh among three new cast members (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:47:30 GMT)
Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord will be joined by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Renee Zellweger to play Judy Garland on screen (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:02:15 GMT)
The Bridget Jones star is lined up to play the Wizard of Oz actress in a film about her later life.

Gunpowder plot TV scenes spark complaints (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:58:31 GMT)
Viewers voice dismay at the "grotesque" violence in BBC One's new Guy Fawkes drama.

Fan is accused of groping Harry Styles at a charity gig in Los Angeles (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:57:10 GMT)
There's been no comment from the 23-year-old's publicity team or on his own social media feeds.

Radio 1 Teen Awards: What were the stars like as teenagers? (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:05:15 GMT)
Who worked in a sweet factory? Who got expelled from school? We found out at the Radio 1 Teen Awards.

AC/DC producer George Young dies at 70 (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:57:58 GMT)
Australian songwriter and AC/DC producer George Young dies aged 70.

Director James Toback accused of sexual harassment (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:33:55 GMT)
Oscar-nominated film-maker James Toback denies allegations made by almost 40 women.

Justin Timberlake to make Super Bowl return (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:25:08 GMT)
The singer will headline 2018's half-time show, 14 years on from his infamous Janet Jackson duet.

Gemma Collins 'stacks it' at Radio 1 awards (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:49:57 GMT)
Reality TV star Gemma Collins was presenting the award for best TV show when she fell.

Dolly Parton's nine-to-five approach to music (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:02:36 GMT)
The country music star has taken a business-like approach to her career and says other artists should do the same.

How Wim Wenders put the snap back into Polaroids (Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:34:34 GMT)
The movie-maker shows off his eclectic collection of self-snapped prints taken over many decades.

Everything Everything on how they've turned a 'nightmare' into pop music (Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:33:31 GMT)
Everything Everything on how their new album was inspired by the "surreal, nightmarish" news cycle.

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:34:18 GMT)
The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Actress Rosemary Leach dies after 'short illness' (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:25:17 GMT)
The actress, best known for roles in films A Room With A View and That'll Be The Day, was 81.

Was Harry Styles groped as he sang on stage at concert? (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:44:47 GMT)
A woman who was filming the singer performing at a charity gig described what she saw.

Supermarket workers in Jarrow dance into the Halloween spirit (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:07:11 GMT)
A group of Morrisons workers in Jarrow decided to go all out for Halloween - and it paid off.

Clooney and Damon on Weinstein revelations (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:53:44 GMT)
The actors said it was time for Hollywood to change and that it's now 'the moment to believe women'.

The Lion Man: An Ice Age masterpiece (Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:30:46 GMT)
The story behind a small ivory sculpture that was carved 40,000 years ago.

Blue Planet II: Why Sir David will never tire of his work (Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:03:36 GMT)
The great naturalist tells our science editor David Shukman why he'll never tire of his work.

Star Wars' Daisy Ridley: Four things you might not know about her (Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:21:39 GMT)
The Star Wars actor reveals a few things you might not know about her.

Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children's TV treasures (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:37:18 GMT)
Puppets from the animation studio behind Danger Mouse are to get repairs to stop them falling apart.

Thor out of five: Marvel's latest has critics raving (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:48:44 GMT)
Chris Hemsworth is back as superhero Thor in what one critic describes as "a comedy with blockbuster spectacle".

Missed the week's entertainment news? (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:29:12 GMT)
Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment.

Why Tina Turner came out of retirement (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:38:21 GMT)
A new musical based on the singer's life is hitting London's West End in 2018.

Strictly singer launches debut album (Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:30:25 GMT)
Best known for singing off-screen, Tommy Blaize in front and centre for the release of his debut solo album.

Philip Pullman's return 'a stunning achievement' (Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:41 GMT)
Critics greet the author's return to the world of His Dark Materials with eager delight.

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