The car with a 'split personality'

Video What might cars of the future look like? Theo Leggett takes a drive in a new electric concept car from French brand DS.

Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Juul has experienced explosive growth - but will it continue? Juul has all the qualities of a standard Silicon Valley success - fat profit margins, explosive growth, and even the cultural cachet to make its name a verb.But the three-year-old start-up is not a simple technology company: it sells addictive…

US jobs growth jumps in December

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US companies went on a hiring spree in December The US economy created many more jobs than expected in December, according to the latest government data.Employers added 312,000 jobs, far ahead of predictions of 177,000, the Labor Department said.The unemployment rate nudged higher to 3.9%, but is still near historic…

China's economic slowdown: How worried should we be?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sign says "new era in China", but will it be a welcome one? The cracks in China's economy appear to be widening, with signs of weakening growth amid a background of trade tensions. Adding to the worries, China's stock market was the world's worst performer last year, ending with…

'No' Jerome Powell will not resign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he is listening carefully to market signals Federal Reserve Chair Jerome "Jay" Powell took steps to reassure financial markets on Friday, saying that the US central bank would be "patient" about rate rises.He also defended his independence, saying he would not resign if requested…

Economy Energy banned from taking on new customers

Image copyright Getty Images Energy supplier Economy Energy has been banned from taking on new customers until it improves its customer service.The energy regulator, Ofgem, said the ban would remain in place for three months to allow the firm to improve its customer contact procedures.It must also address billing and payment failures, and issue customer…