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UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

UK tech firm Imagination, which has designed chips for iPhones, is being bought for £550m.

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Brexit: Firms call for action after May's Florence speech

After Theresa May's Brexit speech, business groups say it is now time for progress on trade and transition.

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Uber London loses licence to operate

Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

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Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC

Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

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Solar panel imports 'harm US producers'

President Trump will make a decision on help for US solar manufacturers after a trade panel ruling.

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Visitor numbers to UK hit record in July

The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time.

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Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live

The town immortalised by 'The Office' is a "prime spot" for jobs and a good quality of life.

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Eurozone sees 'burst of activity' in September

The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey indicates.

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L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

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FTSE 100 recovers as sterling slips

UK shares reverse early losses to head higher while the pound dips after Theresa May's Brexit speech.

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Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning

Analysts say the situation would have to be catastrophic for investors to flee the currency.

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Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays

Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

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Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business

"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

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SEC faces questions after cyber breach

The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

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What if the animals we eat run out of food?

The man who's turning food waste into maggot-based animal feed.

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Vauxhall: Luton distribution centre marks 50th year

Vauxhall's main distribution centre in Luton was one of the largest facilities in the country when it opened in 1967.

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Smart farming's 'eye in the sky'

Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.

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How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

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Gambia's all-female oyster catchers

The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.

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How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea

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

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Could maggots save global food supplies?

Could maggots boost global food output? One South African firm is using them to boost limited stocks of fishmeal.

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'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

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Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

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Big kids

High street brands are currently enamoured with unicorns, mermaids, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket.

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Invisible threat

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

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Cork questioned

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

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'We prefer American style'

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

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Right to speak

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

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Slow drive?

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

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Pyramid selling

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

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Ryanair cancellations

The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

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Rebel to geek

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

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Success story

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

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With us in spirit

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

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Instagram secrets

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

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Sole traders

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

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Smart money

Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

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Red gold

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

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First page

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

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Northern Rock

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

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Cashing out

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

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Creative currency

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

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