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Strawberry fields forever? Think again…

Most food in Singapore is imported, as land is scarce. But now one company has taken a novel approach to growing strawberries in the city state.Reporter: Sarah Toms
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Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?

Image caption The Finnish university has found a way to turn birch trees from its forests into material for clothes If you're struggling for an original Christmas present - how about a wooden dress?At a recent state gala, Finland's first lady wore a dress made from the country's birch trees.But there was nothing frivolous about…
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2018: The year in business – from K-pop to soybeans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The global success of K-pop and boy band BTS was one of the surprises of 2018 One of President Donald Trump's key aims in 2018 was to "level the playing field" of global trade. But so far, his main achievement has been to fill the fields of America with…
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When is a sale actually a sale?

Image copyright Getty Images First it was the High Street, now it's online as well: retailers are desperate to attract consumers by offering huge discounts.There's talk of clothing firms slashing prices to jumble-sale levels in a bid to shift their stock.The perception is that some companies have entered permanent sale mode, with constant special offers…
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Is the tradition of Christmas tipping still going strong?

Image copyright Alamy To some, slipping a note or two into the hands of the postie or the refuse collector at Christmas time is second nature.But others have never heard of it. The tradition of the "Christmas box" sees people give cash or small gifts to those who perform personal services in their lives -…
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US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns

Image copyright AFP Image caption The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute A partial US government shutdown over budget spending could continue right up to the opening of the next Congress on 3 January, a Trump aide has said.The shutdown began at midnight Friday after opposition Democrats resisted President…