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Netflix boosts subscriber numbers to nearly 140 million
Friday January 18, 2019

The streaming firm gained 8.8 million customers in the quarter that ended in December.


Grey is the UK's favourite car colour for the first time
Friday January 18, 2019

Half a million people chose a grey car in 2018 making it the most popular colour for the first time.


Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash
Friday January 18, 2019

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.


Philips to close Suffolk factory putting 430 jobs at risk
Thursday January 17, 2019

The electronics giant will close its site at Glemsford in 2020, putting 430 jobs at risk.


Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships
Thursday January 17, 2019

The institution suspends donations from the Chinese telecoms giant amid continuing spying controversy.


Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown
Thursday January 17, 2019

Members of Congress who were due to join the trip are left sitting on a bus at Capitol Hill.


Sears retail chain in $5.2bn rescue plan
Friday January 18, 2019

Sears' controversial chairman Eddie Lampert's multi-billion dollar offer will keep 400 stores open.


Nuclear plant in Anglesey suspended by Hitachi
Thursday January 17, 2019

Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.


Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'
Thursday January 17, 2019

House sale expectations for the next three months are at their lowest for two decades, estate agents warn.


Jack Bogle: The man who pioneered index investing
Thursday January 17, 2019

Jack Bogle, credited with upending the way we invest through index funds has died aged 89.


Watchdog's gender pay gap twice national average despite pledge
Thursday January 17, 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority is paying male staff a fifth more than female staff.


Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme
Thursday January 17, 2019

The public is warned of an email-based campaign that uses a fake BBC News article to seek funds.


No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers
Thursday January 17, 2019

A no-deal Brexit would mean anyone planning to drive outside the UK would need an insurance Green Card.


Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur
Thursday January 17, 2019

Advertising watchdog threatens sanctions if retailers don't check whether they are selling real or fake fur.


Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'
Thursday January 17, 2019

The inflation measure used to calculate some train fares and loan repayments is flawed, a Lords committee says.