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Trump's choice Jerome Powell approved as Federal Reserve head

Donald Trump's choice for the next head of the US central bank - the world's most powerful economics job - has been approved by...

Ducking the test

Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge...

Recipe for success

While curry-mad Britons can't get enough mango chutney, it seems that Americans can't stand the sticky stuff.That was what popular UK snacks firm Graze...

Health trip

Most of us would like to lead long and healthy lives, but what, if anything, can we do to make it possible? Longer life...

Ikea boss says it pays fair share of tax

Ikea Group boss Jesper Brodin has told the BBC that the company pays its fair share of tax worldwide.The flatpack furniture retailer, which has...

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark has said it will close or sell 10 manufacturing plans and cut at least 5,000 jobs, about 12% of its workforce.The move...

Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

Elon Musk, founder of the electric carmaker Tesla, has agreed a new salary package based on it becoming one of the world's most valuable...

What are the most profitable franchises in the UK?

The most profitable franchises in the UK Some of the best-known brands on Britain’s high streets are franchises. From food and drink to health and...

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi

Twitter's chief operating officer Anthony Noto has left the social network to join social lender SoFi as chief executive.Mr Noto was responsible for Twitter's...

Who Founded the Subway Sandwich Franchise?

Who owns the Subway franchise? One of the fastest growing franchises in the world, Subway has gone from being a local neighbourhood sandwich shop to...

'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

China and South Korea have vowed to defend their interests after the US imposed new tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.The tariffs...

Thousands of jobs at risk at Sainsbury's

Thousands of shop floor jobs are at risk as part of a major shake-up at Sainsbury's. The supermarket chain is changing the way it...

US imposes tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.The move is in line with President Trump's 'America First' trade policy,...

Sky dreamers

The twin demands of overcrowded, gridlocked cities and climate change are inspiring a radical rethink of how we get around. Are flying cars, autonomous...

Davos bound

Just a few years ago, it was fashionable in January for journalists to pen pieces announcing that the Alpine gathering of the so-called global...

#MeToo hits Davos

Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this...