BBC Business News

Eddie Stobart saved from collapse after crunch vote

Shareholders approve a lifeline for the company famed for its distinctive green and red lorries.

US jobs growth jumps in November

The economy added a higher-than-expected 266,000 jobs, helped by the return of striking GM workers.

Lloyd's of London staff told to behave at Christmas parties

The centuries-old specialist insurance market has faced a raft of complaints about bullying and sexism.

West Coast Rail: Preston-to-Scotland rail fares to be capped

The UK's competition watchdog agrees to cap rail fares on certain routes between Scotland and Preston.

Reuters UK Business

Oil drops even as OPEC curbs output

Oil prices fell Friday even after OPEC agreed to curb output. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

When Ma met Son: tech titans talk guts and glory

Alibaba founder Jack Ma sat down with Softbank chief Masayoshi Son in Tokyo on Friday. Just weeks after he had to bail out WeWork, Son says he's still going with his gut on big decisions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

German industry slump sparks renewed growth fears

Germany's industrial output unexpectedly dropped in October, reviving worries about its economic growth outlook as its manufacturing backbone is hurt by global trade conflicts and disruption in the auto sector. Ciara Lee reports

Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports

Ride-hailing firm Uber says it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, in the United States during 2018, at a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides. Eve Johnson reports.

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