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    National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

    National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor


    The tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff...

    The tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
    Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype

    Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype


    Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than...

    Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.
    Pet insurance payouts hit record of £785m

    Pet insurance payouts hit record of £785m


    The rising cost and sophistication of veterinary treatments is pushing up the size of...

    The rising cost and sophistication of veterinary treatments is pushing up the size of claims.
    Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut

    Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut


    Shares in the online scrapbook company surge 28% on its first day on the New York Stock...

    Shares in the online scrapbook company surge 28% on its first day on the New York Stock Exchange.
    Debenhams boss Bucher steps down

    Debenhams boss Bucher steps down


    He says it is "time to move on" following the takeover of the struggling retailer by its...

    He says it is "time to move on" following the takeover of the struggling retailer by its lenders.
    Retail sales boosted by mild weather in March

    Retail sales boosted by mild weather in March


    Sales grew well ahead of expectations last month, hitting the fastest annual pace since October...

    Sales grew well ahead of expectations last month, hitting the fastest annual pace since October 2016.
    Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users

    Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users


    The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it...

    The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says.
    Amazon plans to shut online store in China

    Amazon plans to shut online store in China


    The partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local...

    The partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local rivals.
    Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights

    Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights


    The Indian airline suspends all of its domestic and international flights as it seeks further...

    The Indian airline suspends all of its domestic and international flights as it seeks further funding.
    The workers juggling careers and caring

    The workers juggling careers and caring


    Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home...

    Two women share their stories of juggling senior jobs and being home carers.
    Will AI kill developing world growth?

    Will AI kill developing world growth?


    Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian...

    Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.
    Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'

    Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'


    The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the...

    The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.
    House price growth at six-year low

    House price growth at six-year low


    House prices rise 0.6% in the year to February, the slowest rate since September 2012, official figures...

    House prices rise 0.6% in the year to February, the slowest rate since September 2012, official figures show.
    The robot that tidies up bedrooms

    The robot that tidies up bedrooms


    Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome...

    Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?
    What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

    What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?


    When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern...

    When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.
    Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

    Why jobs are dominating the Indian election


    By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle rising...

    By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs each year to tackle rising unemployment.
    VW boss 'not aware' of China's detention camps

    VW boss 'not aware' of China's detention camps


    VW chief executive Herbert Diess tells BBC he is "not aware" of reports of detention camps in...

    VW chief executive Herbert Diess tells BBC he is "not aware" of reports of detention camps in China.
    Why a timely nudge might help us save money

    Why a timely nudge might help us save money


    Why an experiment in rural India may help us rekindle a savings habit, despite the squeeze in...

    Why an experiment in rural India may help us rekindle a savings habit, despite the squeeze in wages.
    The estate where neighbours began to ‘vanish’

    The estate where neighbours began to ‘vanish’


    How a group of homeowners in Scotland won a fight to have their "crumbling" new-build homes...

    How a group of homeowners in Scotland won a fight to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired.
    Cricket World Cup is about 'participation not profit'

    Cricket World Cup is about 'participation not profit'


    Ex-South Africa World Cup cricket star Steve Elworthy steps up to the crease as boss of the 2019 ICC...

    Ex-South Africa World Cup cricket star Steve Elworthy steps up to the crease as boss of the 2019 ICC event.
    Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

    Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?


    Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from...

    Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers.
    The nations of the Amazon want the name back

    The nations of the Amazon want the name back


    Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name....

    Rainforest nations have opposed the creation of a new .amazon internet domain name. Why?
    Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

    Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer


    Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting...

    Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?
    The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance

    The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance


    Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their...

    Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades.
    What can bees teach economists about how markets work?

    What can bees teach economists about how markets work?


    The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial...

    The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.
    Why India's rich don't give their money away

    Why India's rich don't give their money away


    IT billionaire Azim Premji's recent pledge of $7.5bn has put Indian philanthropy in the...

    IT billionaire Azim Premji's recent pledge of $7.5bn has put Indian philanthropy in the spotlight.
    'A lot of the team started to get ill'

    'A lot of the team started to get ill'


    How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus...

    How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus outbreak.
    Can Northampton's 'dying' High Street be saved?

    Can Northampton's 'dying' High Street be saved?


    Northampton has lost three major retailers in five years. What can be done to stop the "downward...

    Northampton has lost three major retailers in five years. What can be done to stop the "downward spiral"?
    How high could the lowest salaries go?

    How high could the lowest salaries go?


    The UK's lowest-paid workers are getting a pay rise - helping everyone from bar staff to...

    The UK's lowest-paid workers are getting a pay rise - helping everyone from bar staff to carers.
    Life after a devastating mining disaster

    Life after a devastating mining disaster


    Brazil's Brumadinho dam disaster is having consequences in towns which are near similar...

    Brazil's Brumadinho dam disaster is having consequences in towns which are near similar dams.
    Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'

    Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'


    A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a...

    A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van.
    Should Google, Amazon and Facebook fear this woman?

    Should Google, Amazon and Facebook fear this woman?


    Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their...

    Some think the US tech giants are far too powerful. What would be the best way to curb their power?
    How to create a period-friendly workplace

    How to create a period-friendly workplace


    Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly...

    Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?
    Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

    Extremism is global education fight, says Blair


    Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque...

    Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
    'Muslims don't date, we marry'

    'Muslims don't date, we marry'


    The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for...

    The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.
    Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

    Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money


    Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell...

    Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.
    Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

    Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'


    Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish...

    Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.
    'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'

    'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'


    Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed...

    Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.
    The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky

    The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky


    The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved...

    The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.
    Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier

    Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier


    When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his...

    When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.
    Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?

    Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?


    The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8...

    The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.
    Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

    Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel


    Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety...

    Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.
    Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

    Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?


    Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies...

    Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.
    How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit

    How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit


    In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no...

    In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.
    Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market

    Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market


    A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle...

    A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.