UK economic growth slowest since early 2009

'We’re sorry for Thomas Cook refund delay'

Wetherspoon 'to create 10,000 jobs over four years'

Ted Baker bosses resign as firm issues profit warning

British power plant promises to go carbon negative by 2030

George Laurer, co-inventor of the barcode, dies at 94

SoftBank selling its stake in dog-walking app - reports

'Hackable' karaoke and walkie talkie toys found by Which?

'Thomas Cook crash almost ruined my marriage proposal'

'It's inexcusable we don't know who we can hire'

Investors rush to pull millions from UK property funds

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UK economic growth slowest since early 2009
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade and the worst October since mid-2012.


'We’re sorry for Thomas Cook refund delay'
The body issuing refunds to customers of the tour operator has apologised for payment delays.


Wetherspoon 'to create 10,000 jobs over four years'
The chain says it will invest £200m in new pubs and hotels, as well as enlarging existing ones.


Ted Baker bosses resign as firm issues profit warning
The chief executive and executive chairman at the High Street fashion retailer are to step down.


British power plant promises to go carbon negative by 2030
Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.


George Laurer, co-inventor of the barcode, dies at 94
The US engineer helped to perfect the technology to read barcodes, which revolutionised retail.


SoftBank selling its stake in dog-walking app - reports
The move would mark another disappointment in a bad year for the Japanese investment giant.


'Hackable' karaoke and walkie talkie toys found by Which?
Strangers could connect to the toys via Bluetooth in certain cases, the consumer body claims.


'Thomas Cook crash almost ruined my marriage proposal'
First, the tour firm's failure risked a surprise marriage proposal, now Corryn Banham is trying to get her money back.


'It's inexcusable we don't know who we can hire'
The Conservatives' immigration plans lack clarity, says the head of a UK business group.


Investors rush to pull millions from UK property funds
Many have been shaken by the suspension of withdrawals from a leading property fund last week.


Paul Volcker: Former US Federal Reserve chief dies aged 92
The former head of the US Federal Reserve was known for fighting inflation in the 1980s.


E-scooter company Unicorn goes bust after spending big on Facebook ads
The Texas-based company reportedly sold just 350 of its $699 commuter scooters.


Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.


Tesco considers sale of Thai and Malaysian operations
The UK's biggest retailer may sell its Thailand and Malaysia arms, which could be worth about £7bn.


Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'
Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?


'I slept in a cupboard for three months'
Entrepreneur Mathias Mikkelsen was so desperate to get into a 'hacker house' he slept in a closet.


General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy
BBC Business Editor Faisal Islam looks at the economic issues at stake in the election.


Thomas Cook: 'They told me the money was safe'
Many angry Thomas Cook customers are still awaiting refunds for the holidays that never happened.


HMV faces the music in Christmas crunch test
Canadian Doug Putman rescued the UK music chain, but will the festive season make or break it?


How to have a more sustainable Christmas
From renting your tree, to sponsoring a turkey, a growing number of people are having a greener Christmas.


Bug busters: The tech behind new vaccines
A revolution in the way vaccines are developed is raising hopes of faster protection from deadly infections.


Macron pension reform: Why are French workers on strike?
Hospital staff, police and transport employees join France's biggest strike in decades - but what for?


Cambodia's bicycle firms face bumps in the road
The Asian nation has built up a bike building industry, but human rights concerns could put the brakes on growth.