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Monthly Archives: May 2018

How lipstick became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how lipstick became a million dollar idea. Source: BBC

'I bought my mum a flat'

How peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms are overcoming trust issues to help us make cash from our stuff. Source: BBC

FirstGroup boss departs after £327m loss

The bus and train operator says the annual results 'fell short' of its ambitions. Source: BBC

Crackdown on high-interest lending announced by FCA

Rent-to-own sector faces a price cap but regulator says a limit on overdraft costs needs discussion. Source: BBC

EU has 'gun held to head' on steel tariffs

UK Steel boss says there will be 'no winners' if US tariffs on European steel are imposed. Source: BBC

Korean Air raided as 'nut rage' family investigated

Raid is reportedly part of a probe into suspected tax evasion by members of airline's founding family. Source: BBC

Thameslink compares poor service to Poundland chocolate

Thameslink is threatened with legal action for comparing its poor service to Poundland chocolate. Source: BBC

Putin critic Bill Browder freed after brief arrest in Spain

The man credited with the creation of the US Magnitsky Act was held in Madrid on a Russian warrant. Source: BBC

UK strikes reach all-time low in 2017

The number of stoppages and the number of workers involved in labour disputes hit a record low last year. Source: BBC

SSE to raise gas and electricity prices

The company becomes the last of the "big six" energy companies to announce early summer price rises. Source: BBC

Markets steady as Italian fears ease

An auction of Italian government bonds will test investor confidence in the eurozone's third-biggest economy. Source: BBC

RBS finance chief quits the bank

The man tipped to be the next chief executive of RBS leaves after four years as chief financial officer. Source: BBC

Exotic mushrooms help Kashmir

In the troubled region of Kashmir, a rare type of mushroom is giving locals a chance to earn money. Source: BBC

Dixons Carphone shares dive on profits warning

The retailer is shutting 92 Carphone Warehouse stores with profits set to fall by about 20% this year. Source: BBC

Pret A Manger sold to private equity firm JAB

UK High Street sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger is to be sold to Luxembourg-based JAB Holdings. Source: BBC

Bank of Mum and Dad 'feels the pinch'

The average parental contribution for home buyers this year will be down 17% on 2017, a survey says. Source: BBC