BBC News - Business 16 February 2018

Uber to report crimes direct to police to boost safety

The taxi-hailing app will also set up a round-the-clock telephone line to help improve public safety.

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£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55

The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.

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Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'

The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds.

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UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost

Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.

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Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs

The supermarket is moving its customer engagement operations to a single site in Dundee.

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Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

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Regulator to investigate energy firm Iresa

Ofgem will investigate Iresa's treatment of customers following a raft of complaints.

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Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?

His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi?

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Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive

There had been some speculation the carmaker boss would relinquish his role as head of the French firm.

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Why young people can't afford to buy homes

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

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Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service

Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

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Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

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