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The tech boss who smashed through barriers

Image copyright Neil G. Phillips The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Therese Tucker, founder and chief executive of US financial software business BlackLine.To set up and grow BlackLine Therese Tucker spent her retirement savings, maxed out her credit cards, and took…
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CES 2019: Smelly advent calendar beats 'nose fatigue'

A smelly "advent calendar" that helps people identify their favourite fragrances has been developed by a German start-up.The Cinq kit is designed to beat "nose fatigue" by mixing a user's favourite smells dynamically. The BBC's Chris Fox tried it out - but will he turn his nose up at the result?Read and watch all our…
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Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested over '$2bn fraud scheme'

Image copyright Reuters Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over their alleged role in a $2bn (£1.5bn) fraud scheme connected to firms in Mozambique, according to US authorities.The men have been released on bail in London while the US seeks their extradition. The scheme allegedly involved loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique.Two others,…
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Ramsgate 'can not be ready' for Brexit ferries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Seaborne's contract at Ramsgate was one of three awarded to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit The Port of Ramsgate "can not be ready" for extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the councillor for the harbour area.Seaborne…
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Luton-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering falls into administration

Image copyright MAEL Image caption Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited was established in 1967 and was based at London Luton Airport The engineering arm of collapsed airline Monarch has gone bust with the loss of 408 jobs.Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) is "unsustainable in its present form", administrators KPMG said. Attempts to restructure the firm -…
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More credit unions failing but membership growing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It's hoped that credit unions can provide an alternative to high-cost lenders Nine credit unions went bust last year, the highest number of collapses since 2010 when 10 went into default. It brings the total that have gone under in the past decade to 73.Despite this, the number of…