BBC News - Business 15 December 2017

Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes

The airline says it will recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid industrial action at Christmas.

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Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers.

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HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash

Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.

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Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

The mobile network was not clear enough about new fees, telecoms regulator Ofcom says.

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Airbus chief Tom Enders to leave after power struggle

Chief executive Tom Enders will stand down in 2019 and its chief operating officer will leave in February.

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Minimum price 'would increase cost of 70% of alcohol'

There will be sharp increase in the cost of alcohol if a minimum price is introduced, say researchers.

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Families 'struggle' without washing machines

A charity says some households face an "intolerable struggle" but help is available to replace white goods.

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Virgin Trains staff hold 24-hour strike

The walkout by Virgin Trains West Coast workers is the first of a number of UK rail staff strikes.

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Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts

The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.

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Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.

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