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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain's banking ?system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of...

Global warming threatens future of champagne

Winemakers in France are planning to introduce a new hybrid grape to offset the effect global warming is having on the production of champagne. Over...

Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp...

P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK's biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the...

Nitrate-free bacon to hit supermarket shelves

British bacon free from potentially carcinogenic preservatives will soon appear on supermarket shelves thanks to advances spearheaded by British researchers. Experts have applauded the development...

Apple CEO's earnings climb 74% to $102m

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook took home $102m (£76m) last year, largely thanks to bonuses tied to the company's stock price. Mr Cook became Apple's...

FTSE 100 hits new high as markets reopen

The FTSE 100 has climbed to a fresh record high as UK markets reopened after the Christmas break. London's leading share index rose to 7632.7...

UK workers 'shouldn't expect pay rise in 2018'

Workers in the UK are facing the prospect of another year without a pay rise, a think-tank has warned. The Resolution Foundation (RF) said it...

Tesco faces anger over 'rancid' turkeys

Tesco is facing a festive backlash after it was hit with a series of complaints from customers that their Christmas meals were ruined by...

Quieter stores for Boxing Day shopping

Retailers saw a quieter than expected start to the post-Christmas sales as footfall declined, according to a snapshot of high street and shopping centre...

Britons set for £4.3bn Boxing Day sales splurge

Britons are expected to embark on a £4.3bn spending spree as the Boxing Day sales kick in - up sharply from last year as...

High street chains exposed on trip out with disabled man

A charity has warned that disabled people are being let down by high street retailers - and Sky News witnessed the problems they face...

Wagamama apologises over sick leave warning

A chain of noodle restaurants has apologised after a photograph of a notice prohibiting staff from calling in sick was shared online. Wagamama faced calls...

Facebook founder in fresh bet on data start-up

A firm which invests part of the vast wealth of the founders of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter is leading a €40m (£35m) fundraising for...

WeWork rival IWG attracts £2.5bn bid interest

At least one mystery bidder is circling the serviced office giant previously known as Regus in the wake of an autumn profit warning which...

Primark fashions M&S assault with ex-Zara exec

Primark is throwing the gauntlet down to rivals Next and Marks & Spencer (M&S) by hiring a former executive from the owner of Zara...