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Is the BBC about to charge for iPlayer?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Sort of and probably, is the answer

Apple iPhone 6

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn makes $2bn by selling ALL his shares in Apple

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has made over $2bn by selling all his shares in Apple.

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RBS reports £968m loss

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

The Royal Bank of Scotland has just reported a pre-tax loss of £968m for the first quarter. This is more than double of last year’s loss of £446m.

Best

The best of LLB: Here are stories that got everyone talkingVideo

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Interviews, investigations, features and more…

Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell’s colossal £70m pay package: here’s what he’s got to say for himself

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

Should you be embarrassed to be the highest-earning FTSE100 boss?

Brexit

“Economists for Brexit” launch campaign

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

A group of eight economists have launched a pro-brexit campaign arguing that the British economy would see a 4% boost if we left the European Union.

Business

Here's the secret to cracking that difficult second business

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

Bobby Kalar, founder and CEO of Yü Energy explains

Barclays bank door

Barclays profits fall by a whopping 25%

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

The bank has suffered a bad performance

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UK economic growth slows to 0.4%

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Slow growth for first quarter of 2016

Retail

Here's why London couldn't survive without retail and hospitality

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Polina Montano is co-founder and COO of hiring app Job Today, which launched in London this year.

Apple iPhone SE

Apple reports first revenue drop in 13 years as iPhone sales plummet

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

This is Apple’s first revenue drop since 2003

Tube Westminster Parliament Underground Strike Big Ben London

Big Ben to be silenced – here’s why

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

Big Ben is set to fall silent in 2017 as part of a £29m renovation programme.

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How to get a pay rise

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

The “fear of rejection” is holding Brits back from getting a pay rise, according to a study by recruitment agency Randstad.

Austin Reed

Austin Reed to collapse into administration

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

In yet another blow to Britain’s high streets, 115-year-old British tailor Austin Reed is set to collapse into administration.

BHS

How screwed up is BHS? Take a look at these five stats

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

BHS has more than £1.3bn of debt

Interview recruitment workers job application

15 things candidates look for in a job

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

Are you hiring? Take note

Hinkley Point power station

Hinkley point power station decision delayed yet again

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

EDF pushes final decision back to September

BHS

BHS has gone into administration with £1.3bn of debt

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

British Home Stores has entered administration putting 11,000 jobs and 164 stores at risk

Borrowers

Awkward! The chancellor missed his borrowing target

Thu, 21 Apr 2016

Forget Arrietty and Pod, it seems George Osborne is the best borrower

CV writing

Londoners are the biggest liars when it comes to job-hunting

Thu, 21 Apr 2016

A whopping 40% of Brits admit to lying on their CV

Obama I cant hear you

Brexit Obama: US President to say leaving EU would jeopardise special relationship

Thu, 21 Apr 2016

Obama arrives in UK amid EU referendum wrangling

Is your employee thinking of quitting?

Five telling signs it's time for you to change careers

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Over 47% of UK workers were unhappy in their current careers and looking for a change

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Mitsubishi admits fraudulent exhaust tests

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Car manufacturer emissions scandal round two

Jobs

Unemployment up for the first time since mid-2015, over 1.7 million people looking for jobs

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

UK unemployment rose by 21,000 to 1.7 million between December and February, according to latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

Football classic

These are the top 10 richest football clubs

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Who’s the richest of them all?

Dr  Mark K  Smith

Jack and the Beancounters: Growing an idea into a business

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

ContactEngine CEO Dr Mark K Smith explains how he turned his tech idea into a profitable business

iPhone 6s

iPhone 7 LEAKS: Apple is set to reveal an "all glass" phone

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

The iPhone 7 will boast an all-glass enclosure and drop the hard aluminium casing, according to media reports.

gold bars

31 incredible facts about gold

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

Which is the most expensive gold coin ever auctioned?

Happy Lego

FTSE 100 hits new RECORD for 2016, soars above 6,400 level

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

The FTSE 100 just hit a new record for 2016, rising above the 6,400 level in early trading.

Sir Martin Sorrell

You won't believe how many millions Sir Martin Sorrell is set to be paid this year

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man’s world…

British Gas letter hob

British Gas just lost a lot of customers

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

Its owner Centrica cuts jobs too

Greenpeace

In pictures: Greenpeace activists SCALE Nelson's Column & other iconic London monuments

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

They’ve scaled the Shard and occupied George Osborne’s Cheshire ...

George Osborne

Osborne's stark Bre(ak)xit warning: Britain leaving the EU would lead to a possible RECESSION

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

Leaving EU would shrink UK economy by 6%, says the chancellor

Cycling London Parliament Square

Revealed: The true costs of commuting to your wallet

Fri, 15 Apr 2016

From an annual train ticket prices to car parking and cycling

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British Airways plane was not hit by drone, it has been confirmed

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

Government says incident did not involve drone

NHS balloons

Junior doctors begin second day of all out strikes

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Hospitals coping well after being quieter than expected

Unhappy boy

Revealed: The 20 things buyers HATE about your home

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Damp patched and stains on walls are the biggest turn-offs for potential buyers, according to a survey by Gocompare.com.

Southern Rail train

Southern Rail warns of significant disruption to travel on Tuesday and Wednesday due to RMT strike

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

Southern Rail has said that it expects severe disruption to train services on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a staff walkout.

Drone

“Death rays” and “net-firing bazookas” could be used to shoot down drones at Heathrow

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

Fight against UK’s drone problem gets gladiatorial

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