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BBC News - Business

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Chicken shortage hits KFC

KFC has closed 562 chicken restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a shortage of chicken.

'You've got to make tough decisions'

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

Why we drive our own buses

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

Beauty boss

Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

No charge

A third of UK car-owners do not have a driveway - so charging an electric car can be difficult.

Kiwis crackdown

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Manbag mystery

Increasing numbers of British men are carrying manbags, Mintel says, but what is it that makes a bag "male"?

Humble origins

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Recycling hacks

As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.

Norwegian challenger

Low-cost, long haul carriers like Norwegian are rapidly expanding by attracting young passengers. But is it sustainable?

Recipe for success

US flatbread firm Kontos Food is now exporting around the world thanks to a commitment to tweaking its recipes to meet national preferences.

Educated survivor

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Unfair pay

Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap

Tinder revolution

Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?

Scandinavian blues

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.

Risk assessment

Insurer Hiscox focuses on areas like cyber-attack and terrorism, but how do you assess such risks?

Probe Down Under

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

Say what?

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

Potato plastics

Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Global collapse

What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.

Challenging stereotypes

Sweden's capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.

Daydream believer

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

Fabulous fabrics?

Synthetic fibres have never had a good reputation, but one Japanese business is making polyester and nylon for many of the world's most expensive fashion brands.

Suffragettes: Then and now

Four generations from the same family talk about how working life has evolved for women.

All-electric aircraft?

The pressure to cut emissions, noise and costs is propelling companies towards electric planes.

Computer says no

More firms are relying on artificial intelligence and automation to speed up recruitment, but at what cost?

How Asia's aviation took off

Who's ordering planes? What's the world's busiest air route? We take a snapshot of the region's industry.

Security pioneers

Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.

Timeshare lock-in

Thousands of people are unable to get out of their complex timeshare contracts, the BBC has been told.

Gender pay gap: Q&A

What is the gender pay gap and how has it changed over time?

Speedy delivery

Spurred on by Amazon, the big supermarkets are racing to deliver our shopping the same day we order it.

Shiny no more

Compilations by pop artists are another casualty of the shift away from physical albums to streaming.

Powell position

Jerome Powell takes over as Fed chair: The whole world awaits his first move

League of their own

The Canadian rugby league club that is aiming to get to the top tier of the sport in England.

Mind control

Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Banana blight

As a deadly disease spreads, the fight for a banana plantation in Mozambique might hold the key to saving the world's favourite fruit.

Shrinking snacks

While treats may be getting smaller - research has found that some prices are falling too.

On strike?

Industrial workers want the option of working less to look after their families, while not losing pay.

Rescuing child brides

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

Marketing Britain

As Theresa May visits China to strengthen business ties, does "made in Britain" still have cachet?

Global brew

How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

Things fall apart

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

Robo news

As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

'Too worried to sleep'

A Preston man tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme his benefits were cut when he missed a job centre visit.

Couture couple

How Mandy Watkins and Rupert Youngman built popular womenswear brand Hush.

The magic money tree

Michael Robinson investigates whether money pumped into the economy via quantitative easing did its job

Tips from those at the top

Women business leaders at Davos give the BBC their tips to reach succeed in the corporate world.

The retail ruckus

Clashes over cut-price Nutella in France are not the first time bargain hunters have turned violent.