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Twenty years after the first online transaction, Ben Thompson visits the John Lewis online distribution centre in Milton Keynes to look how the internet has changed the way we shop.
UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts.
New affordability checks have only put a "gentle dampener" on the UK mortgage market during their first months of operation, lenders say.
Law firm Harper Macleod says it is merging with solicitors Bird Semple to create one of Scotland's largest private client practices.
A Green Party MP has accused the government of having "something to hide" after the publication of a partly redacted analysis of the potential effects of fracking for shale gas.
Five former energy regulators have suggested that too much regulation may have hindered competition among energy suppliers and kept energy prices high.
The debate over expanding the UK's air capacity has heated up after record passenger numbers at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in July.
The United States has offered billions to contribute to Africa's economic development, but many who left the continent to build a new life in America may be missing out.
Some of the smartest - and potentially most dangerous - minds in the hacking community gather in Las Vegas for their annual meeting, Def Con.
The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.
Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?
Fracking is supported by the majority of UK people, an oil and gas group says, but environmentalists argue that the research is flawed.
UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
How extreme sports inspired a million dollar start-up making a flying camera to capture all the action.
How two extreme sports fan created a million dollar start-up making foldable drones.
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung
Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.
A Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries hits the frozen fish industry in Scotland, which counts Russia as one of its most important customers.
The costs and considerations of retiring overseas
Birmingham's City TV - one of the companies given licences to broadcast local television channels - enters administration without ever broadcasting.