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Homebase owners may close up to 40 stores

Up to 2,000 jobs are at risk after the Australian owners of Homebase said 40 stores could close.

5 Feb 2018
Business

Another 452 jobs to go after Carillion failure

Staff affected are working on private and public sector contracts and in back office support roles.

5 Feb 2018
Business

London shares follow global markets with new falls

Shares in London start the week with falls of 1% in the wake of losses in the US.

5 Feb 2018
Business

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