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Thomas Cook 'racing to finalise rescue deal'

The troubled travel firm is understood to be in last minute negotiations with bondholders.

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General Motors faces strike by almost 50,000 staff

The strike would be the first at America's biggest carmaker since 2007.

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Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up?

The BBC's Katie Prescott assesses whether drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities could affect consumers.

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SmileDirect Club: The $8bn braces firm boosted by selfies

SmileDirectClub sells braces aimed at improving the appearance of teeth directly to consumers.

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Historic towns to benefit from £95m boost named

The government lists 69 English towns and cities that will benefit from regeneration money.

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Pawnbroker shuts shops as it seeks lifeline

Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown stores have closed their doors, but a helpline is unanswered.

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Has the US flotation bubble burst?

As the market awaits a WeWork listing, what has happened to the other firms which have debuted?

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‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

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Pound climbs to highest level since July

Sterling rises as traders believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit is receding.

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WeWork founder Adam Neumann's voting power curbed

The office space firm changes its structure after investor fears put its stock market debut in doubt.

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New Scottish headquarters in Glasgow for whisky firm Chivas Brothers

It is part of a £500m investment by Chivas Brothers, which is also extending its Dumbarton bottling plant.

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‘My boss lets me set my own salary’

How picking your own pay has become the latest employment perk.

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SSE sale of retail business to Ovo creates new UK energy giant

The transfer of 3.5 million SSE customers will make Ovo the UK's second largest energy firm.

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Whirlpool tumble dryer recall uncovers 65,000 dangerous machines

Despite the full recall, hundreds of thousands of fire-prone machines may remain in UK homes.

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Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all

Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology.

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High-tech ways to keep employees happy

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want?

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Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes?

The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash.

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Can solar power shake up the energy market?

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

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The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on

Amid a growing backlash against fast fashion, firms are looking at new fabrics from mushrooms and pineapples.

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