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Airlines change cockpit procedures

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.

FTSE slides 1.4% as oil prices jump

The London stock market falls as investors react to a jump in oil prices following airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen.

Diet Coke loses its fizz in the US

Sales of Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola's sugar-free brand as consumers continue to move away from fizzy drinks.

Asian shares up despite Japan data

Asian shares are higher despite weak economic data from Japan underlining the struggle policymakers face in reviving the world's third-largest economy.

Engineer sunk by Petrobras scandal

One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.

Norwegian green energy to power UK

Green power from Norway will soon be powering hundreds of thousands of homes in Britain, National Grid says.

Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs

Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.

France cuts budget deficit target

France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.

Adidas unveils Europe factory plan

German sportswear firm Adidas outlines a turnaround plan that includes making some of its goods in Europe rather than Asia.

Financial risks prompt further action

Worries about the financial stability prompt Bank of England regulators to look into how fund managers would cope with a sudden withdrawal of cash.

Oil prices surge on Yemen airstrikes

Oil prices rise and shares fall after Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, and its allies launch airstrikes on rebel targets in Yemen.

UK retail sales up 0.7% in February

UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.

PayPal fined for illegal payments

PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

Why are people so mean online?

Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

What does your food shopping say about you?

VIDEO: 'Last bank in town' deal agreed

Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.

VIDEO: Indonesia's rocketing rice prices

Indonesians are concerned about a recent spike in rice prices which the government is blaming on mark-ups by market traders.

VIDEO: Kraft and Heinz: a saucy combination

Heinz - best known for its tomato ketchup and baked beans - has agreed to merge with Kraft to create a global food giant.

VIDEO: The $10,000 bag made in the US

Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.

VIDEO: Robert Peston on UK's low inflation

Inflation has dropped to zero percent it's at its lowest level since records began.

VIDEO: How to beat the housing crisis

BBC's Newsbeat meets two first-time buyers who have teamed up in a bid to beat the housing crisis.

VIDEO: Changing Japan through education

Japan's economic slowdown is making its latest generation of pessimistic jobseekers even more cautious about working abroad, reports Mariko Oi.

Tech to barter your way to the good life

Can you save your pennies and barter your way to the good life?

Nigeria's 'champagne' economy boom

Why Nigeria's economy is booming despite Boko Haram

Can data help create English football stars?

Can data help create England's next football stars?

Is lunch an an economic indicator?

What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health

Kosovo firms hope for better future

Kosovo's entrepreneurs hope for a brighter economic future

Analysis: Tory elephant trap on VAT?

David Cameron's VAT pledge and Labour's response

Black cab plant to create 1,000 jobs

A new £250m taxi plant is to be built outside Coventry, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.

VIDEO: Morrisons boss on rebuilding trust

The chairman of Morrisons says the major supermarkets have lost their way on pricing - and that customers have voted with their feet.


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