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Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

A leading maker of straws says greener alternatives are too costly and their development has stalled.

2 Feb 2018
Business

Bitcoin braces for worst week since 2013

The digital currency drops below $8,000, leaving it down 30% for the week so far.

2 Feb 2018
Business

377 Carillion workers to lose jobs

The Official Receiver of the collapsed group makes some workers redundant but protects 919 jobs.

2 Feb 2018
Business

House price growth in surprise pick-up, says Nationwide

Annual house price growth in January was 3.2%, the Nationwide building society says.

1 Feb 2018
Business

Facebook tweaks prompt fall in user time

The social network's boss, Mark Zuckerberg, says the changes will help the company in the long-term.

31 Jan 2018
Business

Citizens Advice call to investigate 'cost of loyalty'

Citizens Advice says that those who do not switch face paying hundreds of pounds more a year.

31 Jan 2018
Business

Carillion tried to 'wriggle out' of pension contributions

The collapsed outsourcing giant avoided paying into the pension schemes, say MPs.

29 Jan 2018
Business

Rated People and MyBuilder website profiles cause concern

A BBC journalist was able to advertise as a handyman on trusted trade sites despite no experience.

29 Jan 2018
Business

North and Midlands 'most likely to lose out to robots'

Areas with a lot of retail, administration and warehouse jobs will be most affected, a report says.

28 Jan 2018
Business

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91

The billionaire Swede Ingvar Kamprad founded the pioneering furniture retailer at the age of 17.

28 Jan 2018
Business

East Coast rail franchise decision investigated by watchdog

The NAO will examine why Virgin and Stagecoach were able to hand back the franchise early.

28 Jan 2018
Business

Saudi billionaire Twitter investor freed after settlement

Prince Alwaleed is the latest high-profile detainee to be released after an anti-corruption purge.

27 Jan 2018
Business