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The gender pay gap has changed "relatively little" over the past four years, says the Office for National Statistics
Delivery firm UK Mail reports a sharp drop in half-year profits following problems with its new automated sorting hub.
Concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith calls the secondary ticketing market "a national disgrace" and calls on the government to take action.
The UK's financial regulator is to investigate whether consumers are getting value for money from companies who invest their savings and pensions
How Netflix managed to become so popular in Brazil
The opening of a McDonald's outlet in the home of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, China has sparked a controversy.
How is China's slowing economy affecting Walmart's plans in Asia?
Asian shares are mixed on Wednesday with investors cautious over fears of fresh terror attacks in Europe.
The app boss who aims to improve the lives of females
Ida Tin wants her business - a women's health app called Clue - to help empower more women track their menstrual cycle.
The price of success in Silicon Valley
Smallpox, race and a British general provoke US student protest
Mike Krieger, cofounder of Instagram, offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.
Supermarket Asda sees like-for-like sales falling 4.5% while its US parent Walmart reports quarterly net profit dropping to $3.3bn from $3.7bn
Greece has secured a tentative deal with the eurozone to unlock the latest tranche of financial aid.
The bankrupt Thai owner of the Redcar steelworks has said that it lost almost £530m from the liquidation of the Teesside steelworks.
The London market rises strongly, with Smiths Group leading the way after striking a deal to cut pension contributions.
Ukraine prepares for a big trade boost with the EU in January - yet a ceasefire remains fragile in the east.
Men's magazines FHM and Zoo have said they are halting publication.
US consumer prices rose by 0.2% in October, hinting that inflation is picking up again and that interest rates may rise in December.