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Boeing delays 737 Max return date to July
The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes.

People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola
The drinks giant says it will not ditch plastic outright but will try to recycle more.

Sainsbury's to cut hundreds of management jobs
The supermarket giant says the cuts are to avoid duplicate roles following its purchase of Argos in 2018.

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment
The number of women in work has grown by 0.5% in the three months to November, the highest rise for a year.

Dixons Carphone gets its sales figures the wrong way round
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.

France agrees to delay new tax on tech giants
A digital sales tax, that provoked a threat of tariffs from the US, has been postponed.

Network Rail probe over Northern and TransPennine routes
The rail regulator says Network Rail's performance was not good enough in the north and central England.

Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.

'My firm lost £90,000 in the House of Fraser sale'
The retailer went through a controversial insolvency process increasingly used to rescue firms.

‘I turned down 50,000 francs to rent my shop during Davos’
Shop owner Catherine Kull Bineschedler says the annual corporate "invasion" is tough for locals.

Workplace bullying: 'Fear is the biggest factor'
A quarter of employees think their firm turns a blind eye to workplace harassment, says a report.

New China virus: Drug makers soar on contagion fears
As the virus spreads, shares in face mask manufacturers also rose by the maximum 10% permitted.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg
The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience
The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience.

Davos 2020: Being a teen activist is all consuming
Still only 19, environmental activist Melati Wisjen launched her first campaign at the age of 12.

'Going to Davos is probably reputational suicide'
A founder of the Occupy Wall Street movement says Davos is a chance for activists and elites to forge links.

Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum and is it elitist?
The rich and powerful will gather in Davos this week, but claims of elitism still dog the event.

How Dan Aykroyd went from battling spirits to selling them
Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd is also the boss of a popular vodka company.

Courier fraud: Victim 'cried for days'
Police warn £7m was stolen from elderly and vulnerable people in 2019 in so-called courier fraud.

Rough Trade: We're selling more records than ever
The music retailer launches a partnership with Apple Music, saying that streaming boosts vinyl sales.

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener
How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

Why is kosher food soaring in popularity?
Sales of kosher accredited food is booming around the world, with more and more firms getting in on act.

Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?
Universal Music UK have changed their work culture to be more inclusive to neurodiverse people.

Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?
Should you just crack on with it when you have a cold, or hide under the duvet for everybody's sake?

The accidental Singer sewing machine revolution
A device that changed women's lives was originally intended to make one man rich.

Plug-in and sail: Meet the electric ferry pioneers
Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive.

Why people use bots to buy limited edition trainers
The resale market of rare trainers has exploded with the use of computer bots, the BBC finds.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change
The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Davos summit: Protesters hike up to Davos
Several hundred protesters are making a three-day hike up to Davos, to coincide with President Trump's arrival at the World Economic Forum.

Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit in numbers
BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Davos 2020: What to expect at the WEF summit
BBC Economics editor Faisal Islam on what to look out for at this year's summit in Davos.

Post Office 'assisting' review of postmasters' convictions
The Post Office's response comes after ex-workers call for convictions to be overturned.

This is what a million pound coin looks like
An extremely rare Edward VIII sovereign has been sold for £1m, the most expensive UK coin ever sold.

How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea.

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