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ECB chief Draghi: QE has made economies more resilient (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:50:44 GMT)
The head of the European Central Bank says quantitative easing has made the world more resilient.

Walmart and Google to offer voice-enabled shopping (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:04:26 GMT)
Step aside Amazon Alexa - soon you will be able to order Walmart products using Google Assistant.

Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:09:06 GMT)
Cases total nearly 500 a day with people in their 30s the most targeted group, a watchdog warns.

How bad is the household bill squeeze? (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:23:41 GMT)
Household bills rose 2.1% in the past year - lower than the rate of inflation, new research finds.

Heathrow landing fee claim not credible, says ex-BA boss (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:46:13 GMT)
Former BA boss Sir Rod Eddington says airlines "don't believe" Heathrow will not raise landing charges.

Employers worry about state of UK economy (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:06:46 GMT)
Recruitment and Employment Confederation survey finds employer confidence turns negative.

WPP cuts growth forecast as second quarter sales slow (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:21:56 GMT)
The advertising giant's chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell says business has been "much tougher".

Forbes list exposes Hollywood pay gap (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:46 GMT)
Mark Wahlberg earned $42m more than the world's best paid actress in the past year, Forbes says.

Great Wall Motor dampens Fiat bid speculation (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:39:22 GMT)
The Chinese automaker says it has not spoken with Fiat Chrysler over a possible acquisition.

Thomas Cook returns to Tunisia (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:23:06 GMT)
Tour operator says safety is a "priority", two years after 30 Britons were killed at a beach resort.

US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:16:29 GMT)
Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.

Vale the Village Voice: New York bible axes print edition (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:26:34 GMT)
The 62-year-old bastion of American alternative journalism is ending its weekly print edition.

Provident Financial shares plunge on new profit warning (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:13:57 GMT)
Shares lose two thirds of their value after the FTSE 100 firm warns on profits for the second time.

Ford eyes deal with Chinese electric carmaker (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:14:09 GMT)
The US firm is exploring a joint venture to make a new line of electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

Identity theft at 'epidemic levels' (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:31:22 GMT)
Identity theft is at "epidemic levels", says the fraud prevention group Cifas, but now there's a way of checking whether you may have been a victim of it.

Chatbot apps help users prepare for death (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:25:55 GMT)
Silicon Valley start-ups seek to disrupt the death industry with artificial intelligence software.

How to cash in on a solar eclipse (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:38 GMT)
A total solar eclipse is visible across the US on Monday for the first time in nearly a century.

'I couldn't tell my parents I had started a business' (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:38 GMT)
Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.

How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:05:36 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.

Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:34 GMT)
Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities' (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:24 GMT)
To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos (Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT)
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

Would you live in a home the size of a Tube carriage? (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:26:12 GMT)
The number of properties little bigger than a budget hotel room has soared, says Which?

Asda sorry for 'Isle of White' shopping bag gaffe (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:06:59 GMT)
The supermarket giant promises to get 10,000 special edition bags reprinted.

Selling citizenship (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:20:51 GMT)
Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.

'Dragon's Den' for migrants (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:25:58 GMT)
A project wants to turn migrants in Europe into entrepreneurs and job creators

Suffering Santas (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:24:06 GMT)
It may be summer but for firms providing Christmas food and presents, things are already gearing up.

Righting wrongs (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:03:49 GMT)
Food firm Dr Oetker, says others should follow it and give back art they own that was looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners.

Digital life after death? (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:20 GMT)
Start-ups are beginning to swoop in on the death and funerals sector to shake up a staid industry.

Piece of cake (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:11:24 GMT)
How Cleusa Maria went from being a child farm worker to running one of Brazil's most popular bakery chains.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Naomi Campbell, Vogue and the photo that caused a backlash (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:54:08 GMT)
The supermodel posts a photo of the overwhelmingly white team under the magazine's last editor.

Four things you didn't know about Dua Lipa (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:48:54 GMT)
Dua Lipa and four things you (maybe) didn't know.

The KLF's four most memorable stunts (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:11:35 GMT)
The KLF make a comeback 23 years after they burned £1m royalties from their hit singles.

There's a Joker prequel in the works (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:12:28 GMT)
The prequel will be set in the early 80s and attempt to capture the tone of the director's most famous films.

Bollywood comes to Yorkshire - and helps the UK film industry strike Gold (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:05:05 GMT)
More Indian films are shooting in the UK - including one starring Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.

The League of Gentlemen to return to BBC Two (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:50:12 GMT)
The comedy is coming back to BBC Two for three special episodes.

Netflix's Stranger Things could end after Season 4 (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:41:05 GMT)
The creators of Netflix's hit supernatural drama reveal they see the show as "a four-season thing".

33 things to know about the new Great British Bake Off (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:37:03 GMT)
From how many ad breaks there are to what the chemistry of the new line-up is like.

Linkin Park plan memorial gig for Chester Bennington (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:18:23 GMT)
Linkin Park are planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington.

Mark Wahlberg earned $42m more than the best paid actress last year (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:46 GMT)
Mark Wahlberg earned $42m more than the world's best paid actress in the past year, Forbes says.

What do the critics make of Channel 4's Bake Off? (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:37:37 GMT)
Viewers have a week to wait before The Great Bake Off returns. But will the wait be worth it?

Novelist Maggie O'Farrell's 17 brushes with death (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:46:02 GMT)
The award-winning author's memoir I Am, I Am, I Am looks at all the close calls she has had.

The KLF return 23 years after bowing out of the music industry (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:18:45 GMT)
The KLF return 23 years after bowing out of the music industry after burning £1m

How the way we watch TV is being transformed (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:05:21 GMT)
The BBC's media editor Amol Rajan looks how the media landscape is changing.

Should this street be named after Maria Von Trapp? (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:51:52 GMT)
Should a street in the Austrian town of Salzburg be named after The Sound of Music's Maria von Trapp?

The magical world of Mr Benn (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:36:24 GMT)
David McKee discusses his much-loved 50-year-old creation, Mr Benn

Great British Bake Off: We had a sneak peek (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:24:56 GMT)
Our entertainment correspondent had a sneak peek at the first episode since GBBO moved to Channel 4.

Viewsnight: Statues are more about our present than our past (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:07:25 GMT)
Tearing down statues can be a step towards justice, argues Rahul Rao in this Viewsnight.

Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox is going to collaborate with Beyonce (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:43:20 GMT)
The Orange Is The New Black star reveals she's going to be working with Beyonce on a new project.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Full line-up confirmed (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:59:03 GMT)
Two pop stars, a vicar and a Paralympian athlete help make up this year's star-studded line-up.

Will Jerry Lewis's infamous 'lost' film ever be seen? (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:32 GMT)
Twitter users hope The Day the Clown Cried may be released in the wake of the comic's death.

What being a mum taught Suranne Jones about Doctor Foster (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:04:25 GMT)
The actress says having a son made her "realise the gravitas" of what Doctor Foster is going through.

Shakespeare's Globe: Six ideas new boss Michelle Terry has for the theatre (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:24:21 GMT)
The theatre's new artistic director Michelle Terry is hoping to steady the ship after a bumpy year.

Neil Finn is recording an album live on Facebook (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:25:25 GMT)
The Crowded House star says live-streaming the sessions stops him procrastinating.

Who are BBC Radio 1's new DJs? (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:28:59 GMT)
Four new presenters will be heard in the station's weekend line-up during September.

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