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New plans to tackle unfair tipping (Sun, 01 May 2016 23:14:29 GMT)
Proposals to tackle "unfair" tipping practices and boost transparency for UK workers and consumers are unveiled.

Two MP committees to quiz Green on BHS (Sun, 01 May 2016 19:23:52 GMT)
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green is invited to appear before two parliamentary committees to answer questions about the High Street chain's collapse into administration.

Puerto Rico set to default on debt (Sun, 01 May 2016 23:36:18 GMT)
Puerto Rico's governor says the territory will not make a debt repayment on Monday after a weekend of crunch talks to resolve the financial crisis end without a deal.

Oil services mega-merger called off (Mon, 02 May 2016 00:57:17 GMT)
US oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon their proposed merger after resistance from regulators in the US and Europe.

Japanese markets fall on yen strength (Mon, 02 May 2016 01:20:46 GMT)
Japanese share markets fall more than 3% at the start of trading as yen strength saps the shares in big exporters.

Questions over China investment deal (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:10:51 GMT)
Nicola Sturgeon says no deals will be done with a Chinese consortium if legitimate concerns about the firms involved are uncovered.

Mobile roaming charges cut within EU (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:12:26 GMT)
UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.

Venezuelans lose sleep to save power (Sun, 01 May 2016 00:02:36 GMT)
Venezuelans lose half an hour of sleep on Sunday when their clocks move forward to save power, as they grapple with a deep economic crisis.

Low oil price hits ExxonMobil profits (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:58:29 GMT)
Oil giant Exxon Mobil reports a 63% slide in first quarter profits following low crude prices, while rival Chevron slumps to a $725m loss.

Eurozone recovery picks up speed (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:35:55 GMT)
The eurozone's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 0.6% in the first three months of the year, but deflation returns.

City to 'thrive' after Brexit, say bosses (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:38:59 GMT)
More than 100 business figures throw their weight behind the campaign to leave the EU, arguing the City of London will "thrive and grow" outside the European Union.

Five issues at the heart of the BHS story (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:50:01 GMT)
The collapse of BHS into administration has led to questions about the way it was managed and whether its demise was inevitable.

RBS losses more than double to £968m (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:24:38 GMT)
Royal Bank of Scotland reports a loss of £968m for the first three months of 2016 - more than double the figure for the same period last year.

Carl Icahn dumps Apple shares on China (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:29:00 GMT)
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn unloads his shares in Apple over the company's prospects in China.

Brussels attacks slow IAG growth plans (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:41:01 GMT)
Airline group IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, says it will slow plans to fly more routes as a result of weaker revenues following the Brussels attacks.

'Wales could have 50 vineyards by 2035' (Sun, 01 May 2016 08:19:13 GMT)
Wales could have 50 vineyards in operation in 20 years' time, according to one grower who has just started selling Welsh wine to France.

VIDEO: Did baked potatoes ruin the '£1 cafe'? (Mon, 02 May 2016 05:38:00 GMT)
The BBC Business series My Shop visits revisits the cafe that opened in London, trying to sell every food item for £1.

VIDEO: How S. Korea is using golf to spur its economy (Mon, 02 May 2016 00:22:34 GMT)
South Korea is trying to make golf more affordable - not to create champions, but to boost economic development.

VIDEO: Holiday saving and spending tips (Sun, 01 May 2016 20:36:41 GMT)
Holidaymakers spend an average of £200 more than they expect on their annual summer holiday, an advice service suggests, so how can spending be kept under control?

VIDEO: Ballet: 'Every dancer should have this' (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:18:11 GMT)
Ballet offers a new way for Nigeria's youth to express themselves.

VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:04:33 GMT)
Despite Nigeria's economic challenges, the hospitality industry still sees room for growth.

VIDEO: Steel at heart of Wales election (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:56:23 GMT)
With one week of polling left in the Welsh Assembly Elections the steel industry is dominating the campaign.

VIDEO: City views on the EU referendum (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:55:35 GMT)
BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern takes a look at where the financial services industry stands on Britain's membership of the EU.

VIDEO: Qantas warns of weaker demand ahead (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:22:27 GMT)
A top executive at Qantas says the Australian election in July could hit demand for air travel.

Five reasons why we love department stores (Sun, 01 May 2016 23:40:57 GMT)
Why we still shop in department stores

The web boss who went from rugs to riches (Sun, 01 May 2016 23:44:52 GMT)
The carpet seller who became a multimillionaire website boss

10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared (Sun, 01 May 2016 00:26:35 GMT)
10 High Street brands that disappeared

Can your job be as flexible as this? (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:55:46 GMT)
Just how flexible can your job be?

Living wage: 'We are losing out' (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:01 GMT)
Why some are finding their pay packets shrinking

How do people justify earning more than others? (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:04:18 GMT)
How do people justify earning more than others?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

EastEnders' Peggy to make soap exit (Sun, 01 May 2016 10:21:35 GMT)
Dame Barbara Windsor's final scenes as EastEnders matriarch Peggy Mitchell will air in the coming weeks.

Row over BBC scheduling 'meddling' (Sun, 01 May 2016 17:22:19 GMT)
The government is accused of 'meddling' amid reports the culture secretary will allow rival broadcasters to challenge the BBC over peak-time scheduling.

Music News LIVE: Calvin Harris, Drake and Kesha (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:25:50 GMT)
Rolling coverage of the biggest music news stories from around the world.

Beyonce and Prince dominate UK chart (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:02:04 GMT)
Beyonce and Prince dominate the UK album chart and have multiple entries in the singles rundown.

Poet Walt Whitman health tips unearthed (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:22:55 GMT)
A trove of health journalism by US literary giant Walt Whitman is being published after lying in obscurity more than 150 years.

Stars turn out for David Gest's funeral (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:20:52 GMT)
Friends of David Gest attend his funeral in London, as it is confirmed a tour planned before he died will go ahead.

T in the Park given green light (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:18:17 GMT)
T in the Park will go ahead at Strathallan in July after councillors granted the festival a one-year public entertainment licence.

John Wayne Day scrapped over race row (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:13:52 GMT)
Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.

Capaldi's 'act' to keep co-star secret (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:49:17 GMT)
Peter Capaldi has revealed how a theatre trip to see the new Doctor Who companion turned into a test of his acting skills.

Alec Baldwin to host US Blankety Blank (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:30:40 GMT)
Actor Alec Baldwin is to host a revival of US quiz show Match Game, the inspiration for UK game show Blankety Blank.

Partner admits EastEnders actor killing (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:48:23 GMT)
The partner of former EastEnders actor Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children, his lawyer says.

V&A up for Museum of the Year prize (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:37:29 GMT)
The Victoria and Albert museum is one of five venues nominated for the Art Fund's museum of the year award.

Search warrant issued over Prince death (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:38:35 GMT)
A search warrant was obtained in relation to the home of Prince shortly after he died, court documents show.

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix fans beat world record (Sun, 01 May 2016 23:52:03 GMT)
Thousands of guitarists set a new Guinness World Record in Poland.

VIDEO: Obama stars in spoof retirement video (Sun, 01 May 2016 13:35:19 GMT)
Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States

VIDEO: Ballet: 'Every dancer should have this' (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:18:11 GMT)
Ballet offers a new way for Nigeria's youth to express themselves.

VIDEO: Extension at Belfast's Waterfront Hall opens (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:02:37 GMT)
Extension at Belfast's Waterfront Hall opens

VIDEO: Cregg makes surprise White House briefing (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:05:15 GMT)
The actress Allison Janney, who played C.J. Cregg in the Emmy-award winning West Wing, made a surprise White House press briefing.

VIDEO: How do you become '#Instafamous'? (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:00:25 GMT)
Jayde Pierce has almost half a million followers on Instagram, the photo-sharing social media network.

VIDEO: Are these the best museums of 2016? (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:48:24 GMT)
Which museums are on the shortlist to be named best in Britain?

VIDEO: Jenner takes up Trump toilet offer (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:22:51 GMT)
Caitlyn Jenner posts video of female toilet use after Donald Trump supported transgender right to choose which facility to use.

Sir Lenny Henry: The blues singer (Mon, 02 May 2016 02:45:47 GMT)
Why Lenny Henry is venturing into singing the blues

How Beyonce became an 'albums artist' (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:31:48 GMT)
How Beyonce gave up hit singles and became an albums artist

DNCE: Putting the colour back into pop (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:17:42 GMT)
Joe Jonas's new band is putting the colour back into pop

Threatened with death for working on TV (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:08:09 GMT)
The diva threatened with death for singing and dancing on TV

The ballet dance troupe of Lagos (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:54:45 GMT)
The ballet troupe which started in a Nigerian garage

How 'Scandi crime' made a killing (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:54:02 GMT)
How 'Scandi crime' inspired the Brits

Sixx AM: How Donald Trump inspired our new album (Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:03:05 GMT)
Rock band Sixx AM say Donald Trump inspired an album of protest songs

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