1st February 2019

Energy firms under investigation are handed new customers

Image copyright Getty Images Two energy suppliers which have been handed the domestic customers of collapsed firms are themselves under investigation by the regulator Ofgem. Economy Energy and Our Power recently ceased trading and their…



Brexit: Labour MPs in ‘show us the money’ row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Mann: This is not transactional politics Labour MPs have been warned by their party not to accept money for their constituencies in return for supporting Theresa…



US economy adds 304,000 jobs in January

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Construction was one of the sectors that added jobs in January The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 304,000 jobs in January, official figures have shown. The figure was far…


France puts up food and drink prices under new law

Image copyright AFP Image caption French shoppers now have to pay more for some brands of Camembert Nutella, Président Camembert, Ricard Pastis and Carte Noire coffee are among the brands set to cost more in…



Oddbins off-licence chain calls in administrators

Image copyright Getty Images The Oddbins off-licence chain has gone into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk. Administrator Duff & Phelps (D&P) has been appointed to run the business while they attempt to find…


Brexit: Manufacturers stockpiling at record pace

Image copyright Getty Images UK manufacturers prepared for Brexit by stockpiling raw materials at a record pace last month, a closely-watched survey has suggested. The research, by IHS Markit/CIPS, found companies were stockpiling goods in…


How Vaseline became a million dollar idea

If you’ve got a scratch, a graze or dry skin, you might reach for a jar of Vaseline. It’s a petroleum jelly, and people have been using it for well over a century. But who…