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Water firms failed customers during ‘Beast from the East’

The water industry regulator says firms did not properly support customers during the “the Beast from the [...]

Feeling the heat?

As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our [...]

Stock markets fall amid trade fears

Wall Street joins European markets in closing lower as trade tensions and political worries in Germany hang over [...]

KPMG’s audit work unacceptable, says watchdog

The accounting industry regulator slams the deteriorating quality of KPMG’s auditing of UK [...]

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

There was a danger that Rupert Stadler could seek to suppress evidence, prosecutors [...]

Ryanair calls for restricted airport alcohol sales

A weekend flight from Dublin to Ibiza had to be diverted to Paris as three passengers became [...]

Don’t bank on it: Why we fail to switch our accounts

The buyer of Virgin Money is likely to find winning customers from the “big four” banks a [...]

Transforming Asia’s skylines

The architect behind some of Asia’s most spectacular new buildings discusses his [...]

Energy firms ‘forcibly’ installing more prepayment meters

Gas and electricity suppliers are forcing too many people to pay in advance, the regulator [...]

Virgin Money bought by CYBG for £1.7bn

The combined group will be the UK’s sixth-largest bank, with about six million [...]

Think about your customers’ needs from the start

Medical app designer: to get your business off the ground quickly, think about your customers’ needs right from the [...]

UK economy faces weakest growth since 2009, employers warn

The British Chambers of Commerce says that the UK economy could see its weakest year since [...]

Debit card payments more popular than cash

More than three million people hardly used cash at all last year, according to the banking trade [...]

Cancer and career

How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his [...]

General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

France threatens to take the unusual step of fining General Electric for not creating [...]

Tesla on fire: UK director Michael Morris’ car bursts into flames

Michael Morris’ actress wife posts dramatic footage of this week’s incident in Los [...]

Tarot vs Trump

Tarot cards are growing in popularity as a way to cope with uncertain [...]

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial

They are accused of “moral harassment” following a spate of suicides among staff in the late [...]

Chinese media mock Trump over tariffs

The US plans to impose tariffs on Chinese goods draw mocking criticism from the state news [...]

Thousands of council tenants could get water payouts

Up to 460,000 council and housing association tenants could get cash back from their water [...]

Theranos founder hit with criminal charges

Elizabeth Holmes is charged with fraud over claims made for blood tests her company [...]

‘Scammers struck as my mum was dying’

The 42-year-old victim was tricked out of £13,000 in a sophisticated scam increasingly used by [...]

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

President Trump unveils 25% tariffs on $34bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright [...]

Govia Thameslink chief executive Charles Horton resigns

Charles Horton is to step down following major disruption for rail [...]

TSB fraud fees victim ‘fully refunded’

Richard Lewis had been unable to access his account after fraudsters emptied it of £18,000 last [...]

Ebbw Vale firm Transcend Packaging lands McDonald’s deal

Transcend Packaging is one of two firms which will supply the fast-food giant with paper [...]

No date set for betting machine stakes cut, government admits

New rules to reduce the maximum bet on “crack cocaine” gambling machines could take two years to come in, reports [...]

Equitable Life is sold for £1.8bn

Eighteen years after its near-collapse, the insurer is being bought by Life Company Consolidation [...]

East Yorkshire factory wins £1.5bn Tube train deal

London Underground orders 94 new trains as part of an upgrade to the Piccadilly [...]

Google diversity figures show little change

The tech giant’s new reports reveals that fewer than 30% of its global staff are [...]

Universal Credit ‘could cost more than current benefits system’

Some claimants have waited eight months for payment – but there’s no way back, says audit [...]

China vows fast response to US tariffs

China will respond quickly to protect itself if the US hurts its interests, Beijing [...]

IMF: US tariffs could undermine global trade

The IMF warns the Trump administration’s trade policies risk undermining the global trade [...]

Stobart Group defiant after ex-boss sacked from board

The owner of Southend and Carlislie airports defends its decision to sack former boss Andrew [...]

Tesco says growth ‘on track’ as sales rise again

The UK’s largest supermarket group reports its 10th consecutive quarter of rising [...]

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

China’s Didi Chuxing will compete with India’s Ola and Uber when it launches in Melbourne on 25 [...]

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws

The fast food giant will swap plastic straws for paper ones in all its UK and Ireland [...]

Kellogg’s recalls Honey Smacks cereals over salmonella fears

There are concerns the cereal product could be linked to dozens of cases of salmonella across the [...]

AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

The merger of the two giants could shake up the US media scene for years to [...]

Going underground

In order to protect crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, Bolivian farmers are moving their farms [...]

What’s it thinking?

“Deep learning” algorithms are becoming so complex their creators don’t understand how they [...]

Banks close 2,900 branches in three years, says Which?

Consumer group Which? identifies 2,900 branch closures in three years, with RBS shutting [...]

Dogfight at Stobart Group as former boss sacked from board

A struggle for control of the Southend and Carlisle airport owner sees former boss sacked from the [...]

Aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce to slash 4,600 jobs

“A shame for Derby”, as Rolls-Royce announces thousands of jobs will go at its headquarters in the [...]

ECB to end crisis-era stimulus programme in December

The European Central Bank says it will end its €2.5tn bond-buying programme in [...]