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How the executive toy became a million dollar idea

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:03
Aaron Heslehurst explains how the executive toy became a million dollar idea.

Which retailers were the Christmas winners and losers?

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:01
Some retailers had a cracking Christmas, while for some, 2019 was a bit of a turkey.

Why we've never fallen in love with virtual reality

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:01
It was thought VR would be as common as televisions, but despite improvements it is yet to take off.

US wine sellers compare tariffs to Prohibition

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:01
The US plan to impose a 100% tax on European wines will be as bad for business as Prohibition, the industry says.

Energy customers hit with backdated bills

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:00
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.

Betting sites happy for FA Cup ties to be streamed free elsewhere

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 18:57
Betting companies with streaming rights for FA Cup ties say they would allow the games to be streamed on a free platform elsewhere.

Newton Aycliffe Hitachi rail plant to axe 250 jobs

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 18:00
The company says the workforce will be "resized to a team of skilled, core full-time employees".

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken 'to continue after Brexit'

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:29
Chicken and hormone-fed beef bans will continue post-Brexit, the environment secretary tells the BBC.

Transport for Wales: KeolisAmey fined £2.3m for poor performance

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 16:07
Economy minister Ken Skates says the penalty notices are "vital" to improve services.

Airbus 'sees potential to expand' after Brexit

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 16:00
The company had warned it could move wing-building out of the UK in the event of no deal.

Liberty Steel: More than 350 jobs to go in Yorkshire and Wales

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:38
Liberty Steel announces redundancies at its South Yorkshire and South Wales speciality steel plants.

LCF investors see compensation hopes dashed

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:29
Many who lost money when London Capital and Finance collapsed "will not be eligible for compensation".

Northern rail can continue only 'for months', transport secretary says

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:15
A decision is due on the future of the troubled rail firm, which could be stripped of its franchise.

Banks told to stop short-changing loyal savers

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:56
Millions of savers who leave money in the same account for years should get a better deal, the regulator says.

M&S sales squeezed as men shun skinny trousers

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:37
The retailer says it ordered too many tight-fitting men's clothes ahead of the busy festive period.

British Airways owner's boss Willie Walsh to step down

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:46
The chief executive of British Airways owner International Airlines Group is set to retire.

Tesco's sales fall in 'challenging' market

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:14
The supermarket's sales in the months around the festive period fell 0.2% compared with last year.

John Lewis warns it may not pay staff bonus

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:02
The retail group warns on profits as John Lewis managing director Paula Nickolds steps down.

Twitter to test 'block all replies' function

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:46
The move comes as social media firms come under pressure to tackle harassment on their sites.

Netflix rival will limit show times to 10 minutes

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 01:51
Quibi also announced its pricing and a star-studded line-up at the CES tech expo.

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