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Cannabis-laced beer and dog treats excite big firms

Image copyright Reuters Big companies are scrambling to grab a share of the $150bn (£119bn) global cannabis market, eyeing products as diverse as beer and dog treats....

Businesses push government to complete HS2 railway

Image copyright Alstom Image caption Alstom’s proposed design for a HS2 train Business leaders are calling on the next prime minister to commit to delivering HS2...

Carney: ‘150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit’

Media captionBusinesses ‘not fully ready’ for no-deal, says Carney About 150,000 businesses still do not have the paperwork they need to keep exporting to...

The ‘chaos’ that nearly derailed Hornby

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of Hornby has said the company was in “chaos” when he took over almost two years ago. Lyndon Davies, who was...

Former Barclays chief John Varley cleared of fraud charges

Image copyright Getty Images The former chief executive of Barclays, John Varley, has been acquitted of charges of conspiracy to commit fraud. The Court of Appeal...

Monsoon seeks rent cut in ‘difficult’ trading

Monsoon Accessorize is calling on landlords to approve rent reductions on some of its 258 leased stores as part of a restructuring of the troubled High Street chain. The...

Carney gives Facebook currency cautious welcome

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is expected to give Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra a cautious welcome in a major speech on Thursday. He will say...

Bank of England cuts UK growth outlook as rates held

The Bank of England has said it expects economic growth to be flat in the second quarter of the year. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had previously...

I’m in work ‘but still struggling to get by’

Image copyright Getty Images As care worker Liam Doherty knows all too well, if you’re in a low-paid job, the slightest setback can capsize your finances. The...

Flats out of fashion with first-time buyers

First-time buyers are bypassing flats and moving straight into houses – leading to a fall in the cost of apartments, official figures suggest. The cost of a...