BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Cadent hit by record penalty over gas supply failures

Wed, 22 May 2019 08:16:19 GMT

Cadent left some customers without supplies for more than five months and had no records for 775 tower blocks.

'The bullying got worse and worse and I snapped'

Sun, 19 May 2019 23:07:28 GMT

How a troubled childhood gave investor Guy Hands the drive to succeed in life.

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices

Thu, 16 May 2019 23:10:02 GMT

Professionals are finding holes in the system and turning into entrepreneurs to fill gaps in the market.

The pistachios that need police protection

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:51:07 GMT

In Sicily, police are moving to stop criminals stealing the island's pistachios ahead of this year's harvest.

How Japan is keeping people with dementia safe

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:20:59 GMT

Each year in Japan thousands of elderly dementia sufferers go missing, but technology can now help.

Are barcodes the way to protect dementia patients?

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:22:07 GMT

How technology and community support is keeping people with dementia in Japan safe.

What are the EU rules about state aid?

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:36 GMT

What does the EU say about state aid and could Brexit make it easier?

What went wrong at Jamie's Italian?

Wed, 22 May 2019 08:58:06 GMT

Stretched staff, cavernous premises and the curse of the coupon.

Pret to buy Eat in vegan deal

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:42:16 GMT

Pret a Manger is buying food chain Eat to "turbo-charge" its Veggie Pret chain.

PMQs: Corbyn and May on saving British Steel and jobs

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:37:58 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says the government has "again failed our steel industry" with thousands of jobs at risk at British Steel and in its supply chain.

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:22:35 GMT

Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

How the humble brick built the world

Fri, 17 May 2019 21:15:52 GMT

Why bricks are still a vital building technology.

Hawksmoor wine mistake: How is any bottle worth £4,500?

Thu, 16 May 2019 16:17:27 GMT

Experts explain why wine can be priced at thousands of pounds, how it tastes, and who buys it.

Energy bills push inflation to 2019 high

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:25:45 GMT

Consumer inflation was 2.1% in April, boosted by energy price rises and air fares.

British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:53:44 GMT

British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.

M&S sales and profits fall amid shake-up

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:05:22 GMT

The retailer says it is making "good progress" as it pursues a programme of store closures.

North-South divide in house prices

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:50:45 GMT

Property values fell by 1.9% in London in the year to March, but rose by 3.6% in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Boeing 737 Max: China's top airlines seek compensation

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:07 GMT

China was the first country to ground the 737 Max in March after two fatal crashes involving the jets.

Are our weddings too white?

Sat, 18 May 2019 23:52:18 GMT

Why it might be time to rethink the way we celebrate as more couples come from diverse backgrounds.

What has happened to energy since privatisation?

Thu, 16 May 2019 02:08:33 GMT

What has happened to bills, profits and how the UK compares with the rest of the EU?

If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:30:20 GMT

This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms.

EE to launch UK's first 5G service in May

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:07 GMT

Firm says that Huawei's 5G phones will not be available initially.

US-China trade war: Shoe giants urge Trump to end tariffs

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:24:03 GMT

Nike and Adidas are among 173 firms who say higher tariffs are "catastrophic" for consumers.

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:24:47 GMT

Chinese company is dealt an "insurmountable" blow as chip designer says it must comply with US trade ban.

The Nobel prize-winner tackling Parkinson's disease

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:20:22 GMT

Nobel prize-winner Randy Schekman is launching a new project to tackle Parkinson's disease.

The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:24:08 GMT

AI-powered advertising copywriters are coming, but can they be taught to be as inventive as humans?

'Your team is your product, build a well-oiled machine'

Sun, 19 May 2019 23:15:04 GMT

Travel website boss Avi Meir advises focusing on staff because "your team is your product".

Middlesbrough: Keeping the flames alive at final foundry

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:09:01 GMT

There is only one foundry left in Middlesbrough - the town once known as Ironopolis.