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The tiny factory for Meow Meow Tweet in the New York countryside can be a little misleading. Full pots of melted ingredients simmer on electric stoves. An employee switches between using a whisk, an electric beater and a spatula.Canisters...
The testing of driverless cars on UK roads is expected to be given the green light in Wednesday's Budget.Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test the vehicles.Writing in the Sun, he said...
A tax on takeaway boxes is to be considered in a bid to tackle the problem of plastic waste.In Wednesday's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to call for evidence on whether a tax on the use of the...
Despite leaving school with no GCSEs, Louchavan Lemard has been named Black Business Man of 2017. Source: BBC News
Speculation is swirling that the Murdoch family is open to breaking up its entertainment business.Shares in 21st Century Fox gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast, Sony and Verizon.Last week the company, which...
Media playback is unsupported on your device Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to use "headroom" in the public finances to target spending on housing and health, a...
Two Budgets in one year means the prospect of significant upheaval for your finances - adding to changes we already know about.Chancellor Philip Hammond will probably want his sequel to be less dramatic in political terms than his March...

In the driving seat

The cost of insuring a car has never been higher.For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in excess of £4000 a year - sometimes more than the car is actually worth.Not long ago, the only...

Cover boy

A growing number of young men are wearing make-up and big brands are embracing the trend. Could the stigma around male cosmetics finally be disappearing? Gianni Casagrande began wearing make-up about three years ago.The 22-year-old from Middlesbrough says he...
Shares in 21st Century Fox have jumped amid reports that several major companies have come forward as suitors for parts of its business.The US firm's shares gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast,...
Shares in Carillion, the UK's second-biggest construction firm, have fallen 34% after it issued its third profit warning since July and said it expected to breach its loan conditions.The firm blamed slower asset sales and delays to a Middle...
The UK's biggest car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has been testing driverless cars on public roads.The trials have been underway for several weeks on a half-mile route in Coventry city centre.The vehicles rely on sensors to detect traffic, pedestrians...
Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world and it is thought this is where a huge, untapped video gaming potential lies. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from the electronic games festival in Abidjan, Ivory...
Shares in Sky were boosted by reports that Comcast and Verizon Communications are interested in buying parts of media giant 21st Century Fox.Fox's 39% stake in Sky is reportedly one of the assets being eyed by the suitors, and...
Sky Bet has extended its multi-million pound sponsorship deal with the English Football League until the summer of 2024.The gambling operation is the headline sponsor for the Championship, League One and League Two football divisions.It gets its logo on...
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories, including:Nintendo is in talks with the animation studio behind Despicable Me about bringing Mario to the big screen Games publisher EA faces criticism over...