Image copyright PA Companies will have to reveal how much more their chief executives are paid compared with the average employee, under a package of government reforms. Measures aimed at increasing boardroom transparency in publicly listed companies will be unveiled later. Firms who face significant shareholder opposition to executive pay…

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You’re probably used to waking up to coffee, thanks to a pre-programmed machine. But what about an oven that offers breakfast options based on your health and recipes designed around your level of activity for the day? Or a thermostat that adjusts for the day’s weather and knows when you’re…

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Uber’s self-driving project could have been a collaborative effort between the ride-hailing giant and a major automaker, according to a report by The Information. In the summer, Uber rejected an acquisition offer for the self-driving unit by an unnamed automaker. That led executives to discuss the possibility of further collaboration…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BHS collapsed a year ago with the loss of 11,000 jobs More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after the retailer fell into administration a year ago are still sitting empty, according to new research. BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson visits…

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Image copyright Thinkstock Government schemes to help civil servants, teachers, social workers and health workers get back to work after a career break have been launched. The schemes are paid placements in the workplace which include training. The initial schemes offer 50 places for civil servants, 100 for social workers…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samsung’s DJ Koh Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled “smart speaker” for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC News: “I am already working on it.” The company already has…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dara Khosrowshahi has not commented on the development Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source…

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Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidence that supports our beliefs and that confirms our assumptions — when we could just as well seek disconfirmation of those beliefs and assumptions instead. It feels like we are doing the hard work — doing the research required to build good beliefs…

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has said it will deploy a self-driving truck to protect road crews from speeding vehicles by the end of this fall, potentially extending the program to cover all road maintenance if the trial is a success. The self-driving truck will act as a “crash truck”,…

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