US Fed cuts interest rates for second time since 2008

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chairman Jerome Powell voted in favour of the cut The US central bank has cut interest rates [...]

Oil price falls as Saudi Arabia calms supply fears

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman’s comment calmed fears about global oil shortages Saudi [...]

House price growth slowest for seven years, says ONS

UK house prices rose at a slower rate in the year to July than at any time since September 2012, up by 0.7%, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there had been general slowdown in UK property [...]

Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation growth slowed sharply in August to 1.7% after computer game prices dropped and clothing prices were slow to recover from the summer sales. The Consumer [...]

Why the Fed's interest rate move matters

Image copyright Reuters The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday. If it does, the aim will be to stimulate [...]

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

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Shampoo tycoon: 'leave the details to the experts'.

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Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up and up'

Image copyright Getty Images If you want to buy a helium-filled balloon for a celebration, then it’s likely you’ll be paying a bit more for the privilege. “Prices just keep [...]

Rise in teenage money mules prompts warnings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young people are at risk of being recruited as money mules Criminals are recruiting [...]

Climate change: Germany's conservatives mull doubling air travel tax

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly Germany’s ruling conservatives have proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights, as part of a wider package to [...]