BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

Train delays: Who is in charge of the railways?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:01:40 GMT

Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group says the industry need changing.

IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:58:32 GMT

IBM is launching software which will monitor algorithms in real time and highlight how they make decisions.

Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech hub?

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:16:40 GMT

How a city best known for pizza, football and crime is embracing tech to revive its fortunes.

Barclays resolves online banking glitch

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:27:06 GMT

Computer problems had hit the bank as customers complained of being unable to access their accounts.

GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:03:16 GMT

How does the GoPro Hero 7 compare to last year's model - and can it turn the company around?

John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:32:14 GMT

One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.

Uber Eats drivers block streets in pay protest

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:25:53 GMT

Uber Eats drivers are staging protests over changes to their payment structure, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement.

Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:46 GMT

The airline's new Italian luggage charges may amount to unfair commercial practice, a watchdog says.

Wells Fargo to reduce workforce by up to 10%

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:08:24 GMT

The bank expects to reduce staff by 5% to 10% over three years, affecting some 26,000 workers.

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:27:09 GMT

A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

From Belgium to the UK, the journey of an alloy wheel

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:04:37 GMT

From Belgium to Swindon in under eight hours, the journey of an alloy wheel.

The UK's growing tech trade ties with Israel

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:18:28 GMT

As the UK looks at developing more trade deals outside the EU after Brexit, its increasing ties with Israel could provide the model.

Women 'half as likely' as men to start a business

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:23:52 GMT

Treasury says "unfair obstacles" may be blocking female entrepreneurs as it launches a review.

Who's winning the race to offer superfast 5G?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:34:00 GMT

China, the US and the UK are all vying to dominate the market for next-generation mobile networks.

The secret life of a female bodyguard

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:24:17 GMT

Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.

Hologram phone calls - sci-fi or serious possibility?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:54:14 GMT

With 5G, experts say we could enjoy virtual reality in HD on our mobiles and even project holographics.

Tesco opens new Jack's discount store

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:27:55 GMT

Supermarket group Tesco launches the first outlet of its discount Jack's chain.

'Why sheep are important to my wine bar'

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:10:36 GMT

Sheep farmers fear a no-deal Brexit could have a "devastating" impact on rural market towns.

Moss Bros shares dive on profit warning

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:28:33 GMT

The men's tailoring company says the hot weather and World Cup hit sales over the summer.

Sky bid tussle to be settled by auction

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:19:59 GMT

The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch's Fox and US giant Comcast.

Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:52:18 GMT

Nigerian tech entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo has invented an app which will help cut down on food waste.

Government borrowing jumps to 6.8bn in August

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:43:49 GMT

Borrowing rose by more than expected following subdued tax receipts and an increase in spending.

The rise of the payment app: 'I hardly use cash any more'

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:48:49 GMT

Person-to-person payment apps are rising fast in popularity around the world, but are they safe?

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:51:00 GMT

Beijing is being penalised for buying Russian combat jets and surface-to-air missiles.

Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:25:07 GMT

How likely is it that we will see mobile phones that use self-healing materials any time soon?

Why do billionaires want to own the news?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:31:28 GMT

Salesforce founder's purchase of Time magazine is the latest example of moguls buying news outlets.

The Bezos backlash: Is 'big philanthropy' a charade?

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:17:58 GMT

The Amazon founder has pledged to donate $2bn, but critics say he should pay Amazon workers more instead.

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:31:48 GMT

Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.

Will 'Never knowingly undersold' kill John Lewis?

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:26:19 GMT

John Lewis Partnership is under pressure to question the slogan that arguably defines its business model.

Chris Grayling: Passengers were let down

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:57:25 GMT

Transport secretary says he will work to make the system better to avoid a repeat of the timetabling problems that caused mass cancellations on the railways over the summer.

'People thought we were interns but we were in charge'

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:09:13 GMT

Jamie Beaton and Sharndre Kushor, founders of popular online tutoring business Crimson Education, say their young age can confuse people.

Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:53:22 GMT

The food delivery firm's shares drop to a one-year low on reports Uber is mulling a bid for Deliveroo.

Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:05:01 GMT

The bike store chain needs fresh funding as it struggles with tough trading conditions.

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:28:46 GMT

Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer are among the titles on Sony's new miniature PlayStation.

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:37:46 GMT

Customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank were unable to access their accounts online for hours.

India's only self-made female billionaire

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:44:36 GMT

Self-made billionaire Kiran Mazumdar Shaw shares her secrets for succeeding in a man's world.

Trump's tariffs putting the squeeze on the Midwest

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:46 GMT

Companies in the US state of Wisconsin show how President Trump's trade war with China is continuing to hurt.

The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:52:51 GMT

Elon Musk has found success with PayPal and Tesla - and has a colourful private life to match.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:07:35 GMT

Judge says Dominic Chappell gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence in the Crown Court hearing.

The magic number when it comes to composting

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:23:30 GMT

More and more packaging is claiming to be "biodegradable" or "compostable", but what does that really mean?

'I dialled into work and prayed my baby wouldn't wake up'

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:12:25 GMT

Winning flexible working hours can bring a new set of major problems, a survey finds.

Pound falls after May's Brexit statement

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:31:24 GMT

Sterling's slide deepens after the Prime Minister's comments renew fears of a no-deal Brexit.

How the fridge became a million dollar idea

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:51:56 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fridge became a million dollar idea.

The day Lehman Brothers went under

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:50:28 GMT

The BBC talked to people involved about their memories of the bank's collapse on 15 September 2008.

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:56:34 GMT

China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?