Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Carillion held rescue talks with the government since October in a bid to stave off collapse, says boss.
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CBI criticises short-term policies to improve skills base

Employers' group says short-term fixes are no answer to Britain's long-term skills problem.
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Newcastle United: Mike Ashley ends takeover talks with Amanda Staveley

Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley has ended talks with British businesswoman Amanda Staveley over a takeover believed to have been worth around £250m.
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Waitrose hit as Verifone payment system crashes

The supermarket chain has apologised after a system failure left customers unable to pay by card.
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Tesco Clubcard changes anger customers

The supermarket giant drops the value of some of its rewards and raises some of the others.
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Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips.
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UK inflation rate drops back to 3%

The rate fell from November's six-year high of 3.1% mainly because of the impact of air fares.
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McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.
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Peter Hain accuses London law firm of 'whitewash'

UK peer Lord Hain accuses Hogan Lovells of failing to properly probe corruption at South Africa's tax agency.
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TVR sports car firm stake bought by Welsh Government

Welsh Government has bought a 3% stake in the firm ahead of production starting in Ebbw Vale.
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South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms

The money is linked to a corruption-plagued consultancy deal involving state power company, Eskom.
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OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

More than 200 people report seeing fraudulent charges following a purchase via the OnePlus site.
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Product safety flaws 'exposed by Whirlpool danger dryers'

More than a million fire-risk dryers are still being used in UK homes, a committee of MPs says.
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Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales

Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.
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House prices: Midlands sees biggest rises

The region saw the biggest price growth in the year to November, with London recording the slowest.
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Debt fears for poorer households

A quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments.
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Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end

The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.
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Detroit Motor Show: Autonomous vehicles move centre stage

At the home of US motor manufacturing, Ford is showing off the driverless car being used in a joint venture to deliver pizza's for Domino's.
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A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK

Faulty tumble dryers which can catch fire are still widely used in the UK, a committee of MPs warns.
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H&M child model's mum says ad 'not racist'

Terry Mango defended the brand, after her son was caught up in a racism row.
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Carillion's collapse - what happens now?

Britain's second biggest construction company has collapsed. What does it mean for the projects it worked on, and the schools and hospitals it worked for?
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Why the A380 never really took off

Airbus has said it will stop making its superjumbo if it does not get any more orders.
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Pick-up trucks dominate Detroit Auto Show

Pick-ups are the king of US cars, and with low gas prices they're likely to retain that crown.
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'You can run a football club and still wear a dress'

"You can run a football club and still wear a dress," says Carolyn Radford, the CEO of Mansfield Town FC.
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Surge pricing: How it works and how to avoid it

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab price journeys higher when demand spikes. But can you get around it?
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Family of H&M child model moved house 'for security'

The mother of a child model caught up in an H&M racism row says her family has had to move house.
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Just Eat offers £10 to woman after a driver sent her unwanted messages

Just Eat says its "appalled" at its initial response to a customer who complained about messages from a delivery driver.
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‘Superheroes don’t work 90-hour weeks’

As the number of employees working over 48 hours a week rises, some companies are experimenting to find better work-life balance.
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Made in Medellin

How two student friends set up and grew popular bikini and swimsuit business Agua Bendita.
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Carillion fallout

Carillion's collapse throws the future of its big UK building projects and those that work on them into doubt.
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Heads up

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.
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Panic buying

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.
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'That's it, go home'

How the collapse of Carillion has affected those who worked with and for the company.
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Auto changes

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.
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Carillion's woes

The construction firm is to be liquidated after its huge financial troubles finally overwhelmed it.
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Sticky business

How a UK expat introduced Americans to the joys of traditional British desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding.
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Trouble brewing

Women say they are being groped at events, abused on social media and belittled in their jobs.
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Socking it to 'em

John Cronin and his father, Mark, explain how they've grown their colourful socks business.
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War on waste

How the UK's big retailers are trying to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic waste they produce.
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Will taps run dry?

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.
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Financial secrets

A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?
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Donald's decision

Of all the questions hanging over world trade in 2018, none loom larger than Donald Trump's attitude to it.
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Unwelcome extra

Business will no longer be able to charge customers for paying by card, so what does this mean for prices?
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Big designs

How young Australian entrepreneur Melanie Perkins set up and grew popular design website Canva.
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Net gains

Basketball rivals the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are in the UK to boost the NBA's global presence.
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How bad is it?

Carrie Gracie's resignation at the BBC got us wondering how widespread the problem is in the UK.
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