BBC Business Headlines

Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas
Some passengers face disruption after 79 Dublin-based pilots and others around Europe plan walkouts.


Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal
French property firm Unibail-Rodamco hopes to launch Westfield shopping centres in new markets.


Satoru Anzaki: Dying Japanese man throws 'end of life' party
Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye.


Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme
The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.


Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies
Italian-born hairdresser who built his south London salon into a global chain dies



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Forgive Us Our Debts: The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility Forgive Us Our Debts: The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility
by Andrew Yarrow

Andrew Yarrow explains in accessible terms why federal debt is rising (and will soon rise much faster), what effects it may have on Americans if debt is not brought under control, why our government borrows, and what it will take to pay it all back.



Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew
by Samuel Fromartz

Organic food has become a juggernaut in an otherwise sluggish food industry, growing at 20 percent a year as products like organic ketchup and corn chips vie for shelf space with conventional comestibles. But what is organic food? Is it really better for you? Where did it come from, and why are so many of us buying it?



The Washing Machine: How Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Soils Us The Washing Machine: How Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Soils Us
by Nick Kochan

Money laundering schemes are used to fund terrorists, evade taxes, sell arms, or accumulate obscene amounts of wealth. They divert money from every honest person into the pockets of criminals.