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Why did the Airbus A380 fail?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The A380 is the world’s largest passenger aircraft When Singapore Airlines took the A380 superjumbo for its first commercial flight in 2007, there was widespread applause that the future of air travel had arrived. But the Airbus programme, long-delayed and over-budget, never really shook off predictions that it would be […]

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Nico Rosberg: Bringing F1 thinking to Davos

Two years ago F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg dramatically walked away from the sport. Now he’s taking on the world of business, and wants to bring electric transport to the masses. He spoke to the BBC’s Joe Miller at the World Economic Forum in Davos. See more from Davos 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46964819

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Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Johnson & Johnson plunged more than 10% on Friday, after Reuters reported that the US pharmaceutical giant had known about asbestos tainting its talcum powder for decades. The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer. Reuters’ review of documents found […]

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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Image copyright Reuters Superdry, best known for its coats and hoodies, has warned of weaker than expected profits, saying shoppers have not bought extra winter layers this year. It now expects annual profits of between £55m and £70m – analysts had been expecting around £84m. Superdry’s shares plunged by as much as 30% after the […]

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Dream job: ‘My 9-to-5 is a US road trip’

Image copyright Leo Millward Many people dream of taking control of their working life. Leo Millward has done just that, by turning it into an American odyssey. “I’m extremely fortunate to be born at a time when technology has lent itself to having this particular working lifestyle,” says Millward, 60. “I love it, I can’t […]

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Landmark day for state pension equality

Image copyright Getty Images From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65. The move to equalise male and female pension ages began 25 years ago, under John Major’s government, and has been gradually phased in. Women who are 65 on […]

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Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Authors of the letter say the original ballot did not reflect the choices now facing the UK More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK’s Brexit deal. The chief executive of Waterstones and former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King […]

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Irish border problem is a ‘red herring’, says DUP MP

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption DUP politician Sammy Wilson is an ardent Brexit supporter The big sticking point in the Brexit negotiations has been described as a “red herring” by one of the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs propping up Theresa May’s minority government. Sammy Wilson told the BBC World Service there was no “real problem”. […]

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Facebook sorry for ‘white supremacist ad’

By Joe Miller BBC News Image copyright ReutersImage caption Facebook has said it will add more human reviewers to its advertising system Facebook has apologised after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favoured by white nationalists. News site The Intercept was able to launch a promotion aimed at […]

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What is Mike Ashley’s plan for the High Street?

Image copyright Getty Images What is Mike Ashley’s game plan? The founder of Sports Direct seems intent on taking over the UK’s High Streets. This week the businessman, who has a retail empire that spans budget sportswear and luxury fashion, added Evans Cycles to the High Street names in his sprawling and intertwined retail empire. […]