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Eurozone bailout programme finally over

BBC / Business

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.

04

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

BBC / Business

Dominic Raab says the technical notices are necessary to "mitigate the risks" of a no-deal Brexit.

03

'People no longer go into antiques shops'

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How the internet is changing the UK's antiques trade and widening the auctions market.

02

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

www.bbc.co.uk

Politicians hail the end of Greece's emergency credit, but ordinary Greeks see little change.

Saturday, Aug 18

22

Superdry founder gives £1m to Brexit vote body

BBC

Multi-millionaire tycoon says he donated because "we have a genuine chance to turn this around".

12

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

BBC / UK

Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.

02

Wales completes £800m order for 148 new trains

BBC / UK

The new fleet will have air con and each seat will have a power socket when they are introduced in 2022.

Friday, Aug 17

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Students risk overdraft debt spiral

BBC / Business

Consumer groups highlight leading student accounts but warn that many undergraduates rely on overdrafts.

23

Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview

BBC / Business

In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.

18

House of Fraser collapse leaves major brands millions out of pocket

BBC / UK

Top fashion labels face large losses and online customers are in limbo from chain store collapse.

Trump calls for end to quarterly reporting

BBC / Business

US President tells US financial regulators to "look into" having companies report only twice a year.

12

Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges

BBC / Business

The colleges are due to open in the summer of 2020.

Half of staff fear workplace monitoring, says TUC

BBC / Business

The TUC finds most workers believe firms are increasing surveillance of internet use and toilet breaks.

10

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

BBC / UK

E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.

07

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

BBC / Europe

The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.

02

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

BBC.com

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

The world's first floating farm makes waves

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An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Thursday, Aug 16

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'I run the last Blockbuster video store'

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Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

22

Whistleblower warns of Vodafone security breaches

BBC / Business

Staff at Vodafone call centres have broken the rules on security checks, leaving customers open to fraud.

Chipotle to retrain staff after series of food poisonings

BBC / Business

The Mexican restaurant chain made the pledge after the latest in a series of food poisoning incidents.

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Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?

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For one day only, a certain fast-food chain gave one of its London branches a luxury makeover.

16

Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift

BBC / Business

US retail giant Walmart sees online sales jump while sales at UK subsidiary Asda rise modestly.

15

Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X

BBC / Technology

Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.

14

Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July

BBC / Business

The Office for National Statistics says UK retail sales increased by 0.7% in July, ahead of expectations.

13

Uber's move into bikes and food delivery deepens losses

BBC / Business

Losses mount as Uber tries to build future profits by moves into Eats and bike sharing.

Celebrities warned over social media ads

BBC / Business

The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.

10

Sir Rod Stewart auctions furniture in Essex sale

BBC / Entertainment

A leopard print armchair and a figure of a banjo player are being sold in Sir Rod's "clear out".

B&Q owner Kingfisher sales rise during warm weather

BBC / Business

The DIY group reports a sunshine-assisted 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales during the second quarter.

05

Corona beer owner to pour $4bn into weed

BBC / News

The deal with Canada's Canopy Growth marks the biggest investment in the cannabis industry to date.

03

Fancy a truly huge smashed avo brunch?

BBC / Australia

A giant variety of avocado called the avozilla is attracting worldwide attention.