Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm's apology

The London mayor welcomes an apology from Uber's boss in which the firm accepted it "must change".
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Oil prices jump over 3% on rising demand and production cuts

Rising crude demand and the impact of Opec production cuts sends price up more than 3%.
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Storms complicate Puerto Rico's debt problems

Puerto Rico is seeking to restructure more than $70bn
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Aldi reports record sales but profits drop amid price war

The chain blames the profit fall on efforts to keep prices low and the cost of opening new stores.
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Bank of England sounds alarm on debt bubble risks

UK banks could lose 20% of all consumer loans in a severe economic downturn, the Bank of England says.
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Motor insurance cost 'widens between sexes'

Insurers have been banned from using gender as a factor when setting premiums for the past four years.
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Air Berlin pushes ahead with EasyJet and Lufthansa talks

The insolvent German airline says it is pushing ahead with negotiations about a possible sale.
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UK's oldest postcard firm set to close

The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.
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Deloitte hit by data breach

The corporate finance giant says "very few" clients are affected.
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John McDonnell 'would bring existing PFI contracts in-house'

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says "wasteful" contracts will be brought back into public sector.
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Gender pay gap widens for managers

For the UK's 3.3 million managers, men earn more than a quarter more on average than women.
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Women's retirement reform pledged by Labour

Hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s would be offered the option of a state pension at 64.
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Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.
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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market

The Labour leader says staying a member could limit the government's powers to invest in industry.
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New Zealand flights return to normal after pipeline repairs

Airlines at Auckland Airport will receive more jet fuel supplies after a burst pipe was repaired.
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UK credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Rating agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.
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Satellites the size of a shoebox

US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.
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Do you still send postcards?

The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.
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CEO Secrets: 'If we soften up, our readers will go'

Known as the Private Eye of the tech world The Register loves to satirise industry giants - and it's paying off.
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Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'

The Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise.
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How this family shop lasted 150 years

The secrets of a hardware store which opened in 1867 and is still going strong.
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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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Personal touch

UK chief executive Matthew Barnes personally approves every new product and sets the price for it.
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Fighting the floods

Flooding has killed hundreds and left millions homeless. Can tech help us predict and prepare better?
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Denim double down

The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.
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Not so fantastic

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
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Missing marvel

Tim Harford chose 50 essential inventions that shaped the modern economy, but what should be the 51st?
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Rounding up

The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender from 16 October when shops can refuse to accept them.
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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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