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BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

How the 2019 coffee crisis might affect you

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:31:49 GMT

Farmers are struggling as coffee prices drop to historic lows, so why is the cost of a latte rising?

Rory Cellan-Jones: 'My proton beam therapy diary'

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:41:16 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones kept a video diary of the proton beam therapy he received for his eye tumour.

Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:47:56 GMT

Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses.

UK workers who lose jobs to AI will be retrained

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:07:45 GMT

The government launches a scheme to retrain workers whose jobs may vanish because of automation.

Summer dilemma: Can you wear flip-flops to work?

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:07:25 GMT

Summer has finally arrived, but are there sartorial limits to what you can wear to work?

Netflix shares sink 10% as subscriber take-up slows

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:19:25 GMT

The video streaming pioneer blamed price rises for adding fewer paid subscribers than hoped.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:44:50 GMT

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

Water bills set to be cut by 50 over five years

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:01:52 GMT

The regulator says water firms must also invest billions more in improving services between 2020 and 2025.

The nuclear fight for Sizewell on Suffolk's coast

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 00:27:39 GMT

The nuclear industry says new plants are essential, but protesters say the environment is under threat.

No-deal Brexit could cause 30bn economic hit, watchdog says

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:53:44 GMT

The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Killed for spying: The story of the first factory

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:04:25 GMT

Completed in 1721, the Lombe brothers' five-storey textile mill was quickly copied around the world.

'My $19 Uber ride cost 100 times that'

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:58:58 GMT

Passengers reportedly paid 100 times more than they should have after Uber's payments system goes awry.

Lavazza boss: bringing new blood into the family firm.

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:11:02 GMT

CEO Secret: How family-owned coffee firm Lavazza brought in new blood in its bid to go global.

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:07:39 GMT

Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:23:48 GMT

A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better.

'I got wiped out, but I was determined to make it back'

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:50:48 GMT

How entrepreneur Andy Scott was able to rebuild his business and personal fortune.

Desktop dining rules: No boiled eggs or tinned fish

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:01:15 GMT

There are unofficial rules for what you can eat at your desk, but should you even be doing it anyway?

Asos shares slump as it warns on profits

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:28:41 GMT

The online fashion giant says sales growth has been held back by warehouse problems in the US and Europe.

Sotheby's auction of rare sneakers nets more than $850,000

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:17:18 GMT

The first major auction of sneakers nets $850,000, with the last and rarest pair still up for grabs.

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:11:10 GMT

Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.

Thomas Cook boss: 'Our customers' holidays are secure'

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:53:11 GMT

Struggling Thomas Cook, which is planning a 750m cash injection, seeks to reassure customers.

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:07:01 GMT

India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.

Three months after I was paralysed, I was back at work

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:09:49 GMT

When tech entrepreneur Hiroki Takeuchi was paralysed in a cycling accident, he was back in work just three months later.

Circle K stores ditch 'Secretary Day' condom offer

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:16:02 GMT

The ad urged shoppers to surprise female secretaries with a gift of a wine, chocolate and condoms.

Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:36:34 GMT

The number of likes is a measure of how well content is doing on the social media platform.

Would you drink camel milk?

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:06:47 GMT

Australia's growing number of camel farmers say that global demand for camel milk is rising fast.

How social media could ruin your business

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:12:52 GMT

Negative social media can be a major threat to businesses and can quickly destroy trust in a brand.

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