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The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:31 pm
Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 1:21 pm
The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 1:15 pm
The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 1:10 pm
A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:51 pm
Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:22 pm
When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:56 am
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:24 am
Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:23 am
What are the challenges facing South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:01 am
Lawyers say the anonymous nature of digital currencies could prove tempting for those trying to hide wealth.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 2:51 pm
Girls spend £2.90 a week more than boys at the age of 13 to 15 as boys avoid buying soap and cosmetics.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:52 pm
Consumer group Which? wants the government to speed up efforts to tackle faulty home appliances.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:17 am
Firms should commit to promoting women to senior positions, Treasury committee chairwoman says.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:00 am
Inflation rose by more than expected in January, lifting the prospect of faster interest rate rises.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 6:11 pm
The World Chess Federation loses its Swiss accounts as its president is under US Syria sanctions.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 1:18 pm
The EU and the eurozone both expanded at their fastest pace in a decade in 2017, figures confirm.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 1:11 pm
One of the three Gupta brothers linked to embattled President Zuma is reportedly arrested.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:48 pm
More first-time buyers took out mortgages in 2017 than in any year since the financial crisis.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 11:12 am
January's consumer inflation rate remains close to a six-year high, despite falling food prices.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 10:27 am
Check our interactive map to see if your street has properties owned by firms in tax havens.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 12:15 am
BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.
Posted: February 9, 2018, 9:55 pm
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
Posted: December 10, 2017, 8:30 pm
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 12:21 am
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:20 am
The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:54 pm
How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.
Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:34 am
One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:22 am
Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?
Posted: October 30, 2017, 1:58 am
An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?
Posted: October 27, 2017, 8:49 pm
The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:02 pm
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:41 pm
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:24 pm
Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
Posted: October 12, 2017, 11:06 pm
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 3:27 pm
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.
Posted: October 1, 2017, 11:34 pm
A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?
Posted: September 29, 2017, 2:23 pm
Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?
Posted: September 27, 2017, 11:29 pm
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 11:02 pm
Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:15 pm
The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on
Posted: September 11, 2017, 11:22 pm
The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.
Posted: September 10, 2017, 11:41 pm
Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?
Posted: September 7, 2017, 11:03 pm
The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?
Posted: September 5, 2017, 11:10 pm
The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.
Posted: September 3, 2017, 11:06 pm
Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:35 pm
Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 11:16 pm
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:16 pm
More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:14 pm
Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:20 pm
How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.
Posted: August 6, 2017, 11:36 pm
The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.
Posted: July 30, 2017, 11:17 pm
Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap
Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:12 am
How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:06 pm
Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:31 pm
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:41 pm
Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.
Posted: July 9, 2017, 11:29 pm
If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 11:10 pm
What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:11 pm
What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:05 pm
China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 11:06 pm
South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:36 pm
From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.
Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:18 pm
Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:38 pm

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Providing food in a box to needy Americans is nothing new for the federal government. It already supplies packages containing canned meats and fruits, juices, pasta, cereal and other nonperishable items to nearly 630,000 low-income senior citizens a year.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:54 pm
Idaho's governor last month said that insurers can sell plans that don't meet all of Obamacare's mandates. Blue Cross of Idaho plans to debut such policies soon.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:31 pm
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Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:09 pm
Wall Street is already handing out verdicts on who will win and lose if President Trump follows Commerce Secretary recommendations to impose heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 7:05 pm
Burdened by an ongoing shortage of nurses, U.S. hospitals are snapping up healthcare workers from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 6:43 pm
South Africa's stocks and currency surged after Jacob Zuma's resignation. Is now the time to invest?
Posted: February 16, 2018, 5:46 pm
Bank employees in Argentina are striking for two days starting next week, causing long lines at ATMs and tellers across the country.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 5:44 pm
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Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:42 pm
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela warned President Trump not to ban the South American country's oil. It's a move the administration is considering to crack down on Maduro's regime.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 9:41 pm
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Posted: February 15, 2018, 6:09 pm
Several states are pushing legislation that would seek permission from the Trump administration to contract with wholesalers in Canada and import cheaper prescriptions for their health care systems.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:23 pm
The Goldman Sachs CEO said he thinks the economy is doing better than if Hillary Clinton had won.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 7:22 pm
Prices and wages are rising after years of stagnation. That's a good sign for many Americans, even if they pay more at the pump. In general, price increases should be manageable as wages go up in tandem.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 7:20 pm
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Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:41 pm
The Trump administration wants to overhaul the food stamp program. Here's how it works now.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 11:31 pm
Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:53 pm
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:51 pm