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Elizabeth Arden shares slump on loss

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:59
Shares of US cosmetics-maker Elizabeth Arden plunge after it posts a surprise loss and hires an investment bank to explore its options.

Sats calculator ban 'backward step'

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:57
Banning the use of calculators in this year's maths Sats tests in England is a "backwards step", academics warn.

VIDEO: US children aged 12 pick tobacco

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:47
A human rights group has released a report highlighting how US labour rules allow children as young as 12 to pick tobacco. The BBC went to North Carolina to hear from child workers and a tobacco farmer.

Camera crews allowed into Commons

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:45
A camera crew will be allowed into the Commons for the first time later to cover Prime Minister's Questions.

Why Nigeria has not defeated Boko Haram

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:33
Why Nigeria's army cannot defeat Boko Haram

Schoolgirl offers money to India's central bank

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:14
The 10-year-old who sent $20 to bail out India's central bank

New security plan for Mexico state

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:03
Mexico announces a fresh security push in Tamaulipas, one of the country's most dangerous states where the intelligence chief was killed last week.

VIDEO: 'I left my gang before I was killed'

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:56
'I left my gang behind before I was killed'

Sense of purpose 'adds years to life'

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:45
Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, say scientists.

VIDEO: London's £30,000 house of the future?

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:37
The Y:Cube housing unit is the YMCA's solution to the lack of affordable housing in UK cities.

VIDEO: One woman's electronics revolution

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:15
Ayah Bdeir is on a mission to make electronics accessible to everyone with her company, littleBits.

Call for licensing of sunbed salons

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:13
City seeks to clamp down on sunbed misuse

The third way: Life in a retirement village

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:08
The self-contained community for elderly people

Land Registry staff stage strike

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:06
More than 3,000 staff take part in a strike over government proposals to part-privatise the Land Registry.

Google Maps get GB transport data

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:05
Google Maps now offers coast-to-coast public transport data across Great Britain, including ferries, buses and trams.

'Debt denial' over mortgage woes

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:05
A rising number of people are in "debt denial" and fail to seek help for mortgage repayment difficulties, the financial ombudsman says.

Exercise 'messes with heart rhythm'

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:02
Athletes beware - endurance training may make it more likely that you will need a pacemaker, scientists believe, although exercise is still good for us, they say.

Audi 'lied' about safety testing

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:02
A BBC Watchdog investigation into Audi has discovered widespread lying about the safety testing of the company's vehicles.

How Poundland got its inspiration

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:00
How Poundland's boss got the inspiration for his business

VIDEO: Viz artwork hangs at Cartoon Cafe

Tue, 2014-05-13 14:59
A seaside gallery dedicated to original cartoon art is hosts an exhibition of artwork from subversive comic Viz.
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