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Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuring

Australia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year's result.

Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestone

Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound milestone for the speed and distance of its electric vehicles.

Data to show health of Scottish economy

The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland's public services.

Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage

Virgin Trains questions footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service, saying he had walked past available seats.

Mothers' pay lags far behind men

The gap between the hourly earnings of the two sexes becomes steadily wider after women have children, in part because mothers miss out on promotions, a study says.

Post-Brexit property sales remain steady

Property buyers completed sales in July irrespective of any uncertainty in the housing market following the Brexit vote, figures suggest.

Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack

The Ashley Madison dating site had "inadequate" security systems and used fake icons to make people think it was safe, reveals a report.

US new home sales rise at fastest pace since 2007

US new home sales jumped in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, according to official figures.

Big four supermarkets report a drop in summer sales

German discount chains Lidl and Aldi continue to grab market share from the big four supermarkets which all reported a drop in sales according to market data.

More than 1.5 million families are in extreme debt, according to a TUC/Unison report

Around 1.6 million families are living with extreme debt problems, according to a report from the TUC.

VW settles dispute with suppliers

Volkswagen resolves dispute with two external suppliers which has halted production at several plants in Germany, hitting the output of Golf and Passat models.

Persimmon profits up amid 'robust' demand

Housebuilder Persimmon reports a 29% jump in first-half profits and says customer interest since the Brexit vote has been "robust".

Second-hand car sales hit record level in first half

The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached its highest level yet with more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year.

UK's manufacturing output eases back, says CBI survey

The UK's manufacturing output eased back in the three months to August, according to the latest industrial trends survey from the CBI.

Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship

Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.

Ramen noodles 'are most valuable US prison commodity', study suggests

A study suggests ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in some US prisons.

Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals

Japan may look to produce the 2020 Olympic medals using precious metals salvaged from electronic waste.

Neil Woodford scraps bonus pay at his investment firm

One of the UK's most respected investors, Neil Woodford, scraps bonuses because they are "largely ineffective" in boosting performance.

FTSE 100 rises 40 points to 6,869

The FTSE-100 index rose by 40 points on Tuesday to close at 6,869, boosted by shares in leading mining and housebuilding firms.

'My job is to inspire people to tidy up'

Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.

Buses battle it out on test track

BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough

Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.

Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap

Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.

CEO Secrets: Thoughts on a career at PwC

Dennis Nally, who has just stepped down as head of accountancy network PricewaterhouseCoopers, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given.

Urjit Patel: What issues face the new RBI governor?

What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?

Meet the professional online gambler

Donald, 26, talks through his day as an professional online poker player and explains why he doesn't think it has a future.

Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson on Forbes rich list

Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson in Forbes' annual rich list, while Jennifer Lawrence remains the world's highest-paid actress.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses licence over speeding

Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.

In the rough

The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.

Who's bugging you?

After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.

Enforced paternity leave...

What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?

'Astronomical' prices

For many Australians the dream of owning their own property is slipping away. But could a shared ownership scheme help address the affordability crisis in Sydney, the country's most expensive city?

Delivering results

How the chief executive of UPS went from low level, part-time worker to chief executive of the world's largest parcel delivery service.

How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself

We're often urged to strive for excellence, to be the best we can be, to push for more - but some argue we'd be happier if we calmed down and embraced mediocrity.

Changing of the guard

India appoints a government insider as the new head of its central bank. Can Urjit Patel emerge from his predecessor "rock star" Raghuram Rajan's shadow?

Can't wait, won't wait!

Online shoppers want fast websites and apps that are also visually rich and personalised, but how technically difficult is this to achieve?

Farming dreams

The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.

Time for a comeback

A look at the small but growing number of luxury British watchmakers who aim to put the UK back at the forefront of the global timepiece industry.

Farming support

The weaker pound since the UK’s Brexit vote means euro-denominated EU farming subsidies could worth 15% more to British farmers next year. But the boost may be a short-term one.

Victory, taxed

US athletes are leading in the Olympic medal count but when the winners return home they will be welcomed with both national pride - and a hefty tax bill.

'It spoils everything'

Plans to develop an opencast coal mine in Northumberland have split locals - some support the jobs created under the scheme, while others are concerned about the impact on tourism.

Jobs at risk

Bangladesh's garments industry is nervous that foreign buyers might pull out after a recent attack by Islamic militants killed 20 people, most of them foreigners.

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