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Entrepreneurs back Prince Andrew's business scheme

A source close to the prince says he will continue to be involved in the scheme amid fears for its future.

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UK workers 'pull sickies to avoid going to work'

A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a day off.

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BA passengers face delays after 'technical issue'

The airline is booking passengers into hotels after some were stuck for up to 10 hours.

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Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

In one of Australia's biggest class actions, a court ruled the firm failed to warn women of the risks.

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General election 2019: Labour to pledge windfall tax on oil companies

The move is part of Jeremy Corbyn's plan to "transform" the UK into a low carbon, green economy.

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General election 2019: Boris Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance

The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.

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Would you rent a vacuum cleaner for $499 a month?

Japanese firm Softbank says its robot is meant to replace "over-worked janitorial teams".

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Ryanair baggage fee policy ruled as 'excessive' in Spain

A Spanish court made the ruling after a passenger was forced to pay a fine for extra luggage.

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Climate change: China coal surge threatens Paris targets

China is adding coal power equivalent to the EU's entire generating capacity.

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How to buy an Instagram following

The growing marketplace for buying fake followers on the social media site.

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Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe, the land where cash barons thrive

The authorities are battling to cap inflation as the Zimbabwean dollar is reintroduced.

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Why do billions of people still not have glasses?

It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s.

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How China plans to lead the computer chip industry

China wants to end its dependence on imported computer chips, but experts says it will struggle.

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'Why economists get things wrong'

Economists seek to explain our world but they often get things wrong, argue two Nobel prize winners.

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'I spend 250 days a year away from home'

Federico González runs the Radisson Hotel Group, and refuses to name his favourite place to stay.

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Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing

The booming tech industry has pushed San Francisco house prices out of the reach of ordinary workers.

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Dubai Air Show: The man putting a jolt into electric air racing

An Airbus-backed competition to race electric aircraft hopes to revolutionise engine technology.

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Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras?

The global surveillance market continues to grow at a fast pace, led by Chinese technology.

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The growing importance of the night-time economy

The UK's night-time economy is now said to be the UK's fifth-biggest industry with annual revenues of £66bn.

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