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‘Why economists get things wrong’

Economists seek to explain our world but they often get things wrong, argue two Nobel prize [...]

Did a ‘soap spill’ really divert a flight?

Evidence seen by the BBC casts doubt on American Airlines’ reason for two crew members falling [...]

Chick-fil-A tweaks giving policies after protests

The firm has drawn fire for its owner’s stance on same-sex [...]

Prince Andrew: KPMG ends sponsorship of royal’s scheme

The controversy over the duke’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein is understood to have been a factor in the [...]

Should workers be allowed to nap at work?

The US government has issued a directive banning sleeping at work. But sleep experts say they should [...]

Tata Steel to cut 3,000 jobs in ‘severe’ market

Tata Steel says 3,000 jobs will go in its European business, which includes the UK and [...]

Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

The Saudi Arabian state oil firm says 1.5% of its shares will be put up for [...]

General election 2019: PM puts corporation tax cuts on hold to help fund NHS

Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on [...]

De-clutter guru Marie Kondo opens online store

After preaching against household clutter, the best-selling author is launching a store selling [...]

Kylie Jenner sells stake in cosmetics company for $600m

The reality TV star said she is building the brand into an “international beauty [...]

Business rates: ‘We might as well hand back the keys’

One trader says that after a seven-fold increase in rates, he “might as well hand back the [...]

Pawnbroker warns probe could spark loan shark rush

H&T has stopped issuing cash loans as the City watchdog reviews some of its historic [...]

Ford unveils all-electric car – the Mustang Mach-E

The new vehicle has a 370-mile range, no door handles and storage under the front [...]

Airbus wins $30bn of orders for 170 aircraft

Airlines Emirates and Air Arabia announce $30bn of orders for 170 aircraft at the Dubai Air [...]

Yahoo Japan and Line set to merge

The deal would combine Japan’s largest messaging service with its largest search [...]

Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras?

The global surveillance market continues to grow at a fast pace, led by Chinese [...]

‘I spend 250 days a year away from home’

Federico González runs the Radisson Hotel Group, and refuses to name his favourite place to [...]

Sexist and biased? How credit firms make decisions

Amid probes into Apple’s “sexist” credit card, questions are being asked of IT-based financial [...]

Dubai Air Show: The man putting a jolt into electric air racing

An Airbus-backed competition to race electric aircraft hopes to revolutionise engine [...]

Xbox’s boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak talks to Xbox’s Phil Spencer about the future of [...]

The growing importance of the night-time economy

The UK’s night-time economy is now said to be the UK’s fifth-biggest industry with annual revenues of [...]

Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing

The booming tech industry has pushed San Francisco house prices out of the reach of ordinary [...]

Uber’s paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

Ride pick-up app’s algorithm offers drivers freedom while trapping them at the same time, experts [...]

Christmas adverts – do they really work?

Big budget ads are already gracing our screens but do they actually benefit the big brands behind [...]

Hong Kong: ‘I was tear gassed getting my lunch’

The increasing unrest in Hong Kong is affecting businesses in one of the world’s biggest commercial [...]

Cladding puts flat owners’ lives on hold

People in UK tower blocks are unable to re-mortgage or sell their homes because of [...]

Dubai Air Show: Aerospace industry meets for deals and displays

About 1,300 exhibitors are expected at the biggest aerospace and defence event of the [...]

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn [...]

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

A number of World Trade Organization countries have asked for compensation over [...]

Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS

Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were “mugged” when Lloyds took over the [...]

General election 2019: What are nationalisation and privatisation?

The two topics are a big discussion point in the general election, but how do they [...]

BT Sport retains exclusive Champions League rights in £1.2bn deal from 2021-24

BT Sport wins the exclusive rights to show the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League from 2021-24 in a £1.2bn [...]

Hong Kong in first recession for a decade amid protests

Months of anti-government protests have taken their toll on the territory’s [...]

Banks disagree on how to pay for fraud refunds

Without a new deal, victims of money transfer fraud could be left without protection from [...]

Alibaba backs Hong Kong’s ‘bright’ future with huge listing

The $13bn listing would be the world’s largest this year and comes amid growing unrest in Hong [...]

How trainers became a million dollar idea

The BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst explains how trainers became a million dollar [...]

How the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use

Steph McGovern explains how the government raises money from you to pay for the services you [...]

Life-like Russian androids and other news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the week’s best technology [...]

Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’

The plans would double or treble the number whose wages are set by government, a think tank [...]

HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays

The rail scheme faces huge cost overruns, but it’s not the only big project behind schedule and over [...]

General election 2019: Tories promise help for ‘left-behind’ towns

A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the [...]

General election 2019: Labour pledges ‘free broadband for the country’

John McDonnell said the party will bring free fibre broadband to every UK home by 2030 if it wins the [...]

‘Boeing was at my father’s funeral and I was not’

Few victims’ families were able to attend the covering over of the Ethiopian Airlines crash [...]

European Investment Bank drops fossil fuel funding

The world’s largest public bank is to stop backing oil, gas and coal projects at the end of [...]

Argos recalls Cuggl baby gates over safety fears

Argos has asked customers to bring back the Cuggl gates for a refund after tests showed [...]