BBC Business Headlines

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale
Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.


EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia
The failing Italian airline has received seven offers from interested companies.


UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack
The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.


Oil prices rise amid Iraq tensions
Crude prices rise as Iraqi forces capture territory from Kurds and the US mulls sanctions on Iran.


Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK
More than a million vehicles worldwide are being recalled over a potential airbag safety issue.



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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.