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'Boeing was at my father's funeral and I was not'
The Ethiopian Airlines crash site has been covered over but few victim families were able to attend.

Argos recalls Cuggl baby gates over safety fears
Argos has asked customers to bring back the Cuggl gates for a refund after tests showed problems.

Germany narrowly avoids recession despite trade war hit
The country narrowly avoids recession as it struggles with trade conflicts around the world.

Mercedes-Benz to cut jobs amid tougher emissions rules
Reports suggest more than 1,000 jobs will be shed as the carmaker invests more in electric cars.

Social-media influencers: Incomes soar amid growing popularity
A post worth just £104 in 2014 is now banking £1,276 a report suggests.

Nike to stop direct sales through Amazon
The sportswear firm ends its link with the e-commerce giant to focus on selling directly to consumers.

Women should be able to see male colleagues’ pay, says charity
Transparency law would help address unequal pay between men and women, says the Fawcett Society charity.

Hong Kong protests hit Burberry and Cathay Pacific
The fashion house's sales fell in Hong Kong while the airline said the civil unrest had hit demand.

Pay rise plans: Is the minimum wage enough to live on?
Election promises of a rising minimum wage leave some bosses wondering how to fund staff pay rises.

'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud
Konstantin Ignatov, brother of Dr Ruja Ignatova, pleads guilty to money laundering and fraud.

Google set to offer banking current accounts
The tech giant plans to partner with banks and credit unions in the US to offer current accounts.

General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030
Labour vows to close the gap between the average hourly pay for men and women but Tories are critical.

Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal strikes
The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".

Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts
The latest figures for harmful content on Facebook highlight the enormity of the challenge to remove it.

My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children'
As part of a new BBC blog series, Katie Holden shares what she spent her money on this week.

Is surge pricing a fair way to manage demand?
Ride-hailing app Uber is far from the first company to change prices according to customer numbers.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

The reigning queen of American reality TV
How Lisa Vanderpump juggles being a TV star with running a multimillion dollar business empire.

General election 2019: The jobs eight out of 10 Britons do
Who are the "hard-working" and "ordinary" people that politicians love to appeal to?

Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console
Streaming games services will offer an alternative to the traditional console, but will they kill off?

What does the US want from China? What is its endgame?
The US-China rivalry is about more than trade - it spans economics, defence, culture and technology.

The shareholders fighting to make oil firms greener
"Shareholder activists" are increasingly pushing energy firms to do more to address climate change.

Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system
Former quality manager says Boeing was driven by cost and schedules above safety, which it denies.

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?
Despite widespread reliance on the system, there is no universal plan to deal with GPS disruption.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

How do you update an iconic electric guitar?
How do you update an iconic product like the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar?

Adobe readies for the age of smart glasses and deepfakes
Richard Taylor looks at what is new at the LA Adobe Max Creative Conference for BBC Click.

Swine fever devastates China's pigs
China's pigs are being devastated by African swine fever which has now spread throughout the country.

PMC Bank: Indian customers protest after fraud investigation launched
Nearly a million Indians are left without full access to their bank accounts as police investigate alleged fraud.

How does America see its relationship with China?
Given a trade war, and South China Sea rivalries, how does the US see its relationship with China?

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

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