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Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes
The airline says it will recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid industrial action at Christmas.
Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal
BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers.
Unilever sells margarine business to KKR for £6bn
The Anglo-Dutch firm is selling brands including Flora and ProActiv to the private equity giant.
Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure
The manufacturer of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot is to move manufacturing to three other sites.
HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash
Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.
Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit
The mobile network was not clear enough about new fees, telecoms regulator Ofcom says.
Airbus chief Tom Enders to leave after power struggle
Chief executive Tom Enders will stand down in 2019 and its chief operating officer will leave in February.
Minimum price 'would increase cost of 70% of alcohol'
There will be sharp increase in the cost of alcohol if a minimum price is introduced, say researchers.
Families 'struggle' without washing machines
A charity says some households face an "intolerable struggle" but help is available to replace white goods.
Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn
The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.
Virgin Trains staff hold 24-hour strike
The walkout by Virgin Trains West Coast workers is the first of a number of UK rail staff strikes.
Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.
Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea
Nearly 20 entities have been targeted as Japan widens its blacklist of companies trading with Pyongyang.
Bank sees boost from Brexit progress
The Bank of England says progress in Brexit talks is likely to boost household and business confidence.
Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs
The Israeli drugmaker is struggling with $35bn debt from an acquisition and rising competition.
How public relations became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea.
Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean
The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.
Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts
The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.
My close escape from £10,000 bank scam
Barry Fox, 72, says he had "a close shave" with scammers when trying to buy a Rolls Royce on eBay.
Turning the cactus into a cash crop
Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.
The small jeans firm with a big ambition
With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales.
How inflation is hitting Britain's bakers
Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business.
Helping poorer Kenyans pay for healthcare
Paying for healthcare in Kenya has got easier thanks to M-Tiba, a mobile "electronic health wallet".
The pig farmer taking on Tesco
Richard Baugh addresses concerns about supermarkets using "fake farm" brands
How Toni Mascolo gave hairdressing a makeover
Toni Mascolo, with his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century.
The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?
In the UK sales of caravan are on the rise. 22,000 were sold in the year to June, a 7% rise on the previous 12 months.
Despite the popular belief that women talk more than men, studies consistently suggest it is men who hog most of the airtime.
Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.
The next international Pisa tests are going to compare how well young people understand other cultures.
Care for all
These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?
The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.
Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global.
A political Fed
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
Paint and sip
Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?
A "revolution" in our financial lives will begin next month, but what is it and how will it work?
Chat and pay
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.
The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.
It is in the finest carpets, it is in Harris Tweed, and now you'll even find it in top-of-the-range beds; but at £1 a kilo, UK wool hasn't been this cheap in seven years.
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.
Look at me
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.
At every key moment in US economic history, the chair of the Federal Reserve has set the pace.
Unwrapping the past
An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.
Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.
Tej Lalvani heads up his family vitamins firm but says luck "wasn't handed to him on a plate"
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
When I'm 64
Within 15 years, retirees who are renting may have to pay up to 42% of their income, according to a new study
The inspiring stories of people who quit their day job for something completely different.
Food businesses serving up cheesy dishes are thriving, but is the trend bad for our health?
What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis?
They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.
Skiing faces a number of challenges, including ageing participants, climate change, and even Brexit.
Japan's years of stagnant wage growth and a rapidly ageing population offer lessons to other developed economies.
The digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof - but what is it, and why has it shot up in price?
Bug eat bug
How a Brazilian company put itself at the forefront of biological pest control - using insects to control other bugs.
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.
Need for speed
The founder of the sports nutrition company MaxiMuscle wants to buy back the firm he founded.
This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible.
How Advent has gone from chocolate treats for children to an extravagant present-filled bonanza.
A growing number of businesses are finding creative uses for surplus food - but will the trend ever go mainstream?
Help is on its way!
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.