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BBC News - Economy

US markets pare their losses after a heavy sell-off on Wednesday, but the FTSE 100 closes 1% lower.
Posted: August 15, 2019, 3:00 pm
Department store sales reversed six months of decline by showing a 1.6% rise in July, figures show.
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:26 am
A fungal banana disease that experts describe as a serious threat to production has reached Colombia.
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:35 am
Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:11 am
Fears over practices like chlorine-washing chicken are unfounded, says the head of America's farm lobby.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 11:02 pm
Europe's largest economy has seen one quarter of contraction and further shrinkage is feared.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 11:01 pm
More than a third of the population is living in poverty amid recession and inflation.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 3:34 pm
Mo Adass is a master tailor whose clients include footballers from Liverpool FC.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 3:07 pm
Financial markets have taken fright after the appearance of a trusted signal of an upcoming recession.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 1:50 pm
Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 1:21 pm
Hong Kong's airport, one of the world's busiest, has been the main site of protests for days.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 12:10 pm
Leaving the EU without a deal would be "a betrayal" of the referendum result, the former chancellor warns.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 10:14 am
The airport says walkouts on 23 and 24 August are postponed while union members consider a pay offer.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 8:54 am
"Love the problem", advises Sean Petterson whose firm makes monitors to curb workplace injuries.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 11:15 pm
Apple shares soar as the US delays imposing tariffs on mobile phones and other items from China.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 9:29 pm
Earnings growth continues to accelerate but the unemployment rate edges up, official figures show.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 11:11 am
Government contingency planning means the UK is becoming prepared for a no-deal Brexit, says Lord Wolfson.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 5:05 am
Stockton-on-Tees has made great efforts to regenerate its town centre, but with mixed results.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 7:29 am
In total, Amanda lost £633,000 from gambling, placing her last bet on the day she was made bankrupt.
Posted: August 11, 2019, 11:07 pm
Despite mine closures, human rights abuses and price crashes, cobalt may still have an electrifying future.
Posted: August 10, 2019, 11:04 pm
A simple guide to how currency is valued and what it means for your finances
Posted: August 9, 2019, 2:53 pm
A basic guide to how the economy is measured and what that calculation is used for.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 8:40 am
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the plastic bag became a million dollar idea.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 11:12 pm
Treat your customers as "all knowing", says beauty and fashion firm boss Michael Broukhim.
Posted: August 6, 2019, 11:04 pm
A drop in the value of the yuan poses far-reaching consequences for markets and the US-China trade war.
Posted: August 6, 2019, 4:19 am
The US-China trade war is costing jobs and pushing up prices, say firms on both sides of the Pacific.
Posted: July 31, 2019, 11:00 pm
A trade row between Japan and South Korea could pose a threat to supplies of smartphones and devices.
Posted: July 22, 2019, 11:17 pm
The US government has been blocking the appointment of judge to a key international trade court, we ask why?
Posted: June 27, 2019, 2:25 pm

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Kevin Hassett, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, suggested Goldman Sachs may be slanting its economic research to help Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.
Posted: October 2, 2018, 4:35 pm
Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford charts her career path, from her first job to becoming the first openly gay CEO at a Fortune 500 company in an interview with CNN's Boss Files.
Posted: October 1, 2018, 3:24 pm
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Posted: September 30, 2018, 12:56 pm
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Posted: September 30, 2018, 12:56 pm
Corporate insiders at US companies have dumped $5.7 billion of stock this month, the highest in any September in the past decade, according to TrimTabs.
Posted: September 26, 2018, 4:42 pm
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Posted: September 26, 2018, 3:49 pm
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Posted: September 25, 2018, 6:47 pm
US companies have piled on a record-setting $6.3 trillion of debt.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:40 am
The United Kingdom could leave the European Union with very little idea of what its trading relationship will be at the end of a transition period in 2020. That's a new nightmare for business.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:16 am
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Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:08 pm
Liquified natural gas is a fast-growing industry, and China's retaliatory tariffs will hurt.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
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Posted: September 19, 2018, 3:25 pm
Premier Li Keqiang said China "will never go down the path of stimulating exports by devaluing its currency."
Posted: September 19, 2018, 7:26 am
One in four professional investors are bracing for global growth to slow in the next year, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 5:56 pm
As the US government steps up its trade offensive, business leaders in China say that Beijing is ready to dig in for a war of attrition.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:52 pm
For the first time in a decade, Corporate America is steering more money into stock buybacks than investing in the future.
Posted: September 17, 2018, 7:14 pm
Rising interest rates, along with trade wars, have sparked a stampede out of Turkey, Argentina and other emerging markets.
Posted: September 16, 2018, 5:17 pm
The implosion of Lehman Brothers -- and the mayhem it unleashed -- was the most terrifying moment for business and the US economy since the Great Depression.
Posted: September 14, 2018, 5:13 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

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