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Four years and counting: The epic China-US takeover

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 01:49
The deadline for a Chinese firm's buyout of an American rival has already been extended 16 times.

Homebuyers look to country and coast to escape cities

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:15
Searches for homes in villages and seaside resorts have doubled, says property website Rightmove.

Government to pay £2m to settle coronavirus testing case

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:11
The UK has settled a lawsuit brought by a tech firm over the government's contract bidding process.

Coronavirus: Up to £258m self-employment grants 'error or fraud' - HMRC

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:11
HMRC says hundreds of millions of pounds in grants for the self-employed may have been fraudulent or paid in error.

Covid: Taskforce to look at virus testing for UK arrivals

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 19:40
Travellers to the UK may soon be able to get a Covid-19 test to end their 14-day quarantine early.

Covid: Pubs and restaurants in central Scotland to close

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 18:51
The new rules will apply to all licensed premises in the central belt of the country - including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Coronavirus: Almost 900 Manchester Airports Group job cuts

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 17:44
Passenger numbers at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports have fallen by 27m.

Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 17:00
Covid-19 is expected to cause a big rise in those living on less than $1.90 a day, says the World Bank.

Should your accelerator pedal curb your speeding?

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 16:57
The EU proposes fitting all new cars with technology that makes it harder to exceed the speed limit.

Greene King cuts 800 jobs as pub curfew hits trade

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 15:28
The pub giant blames tighter coronavirus restrictions and the winding down of the furlough scheme.

Billionaires see fortunes rise by 27% during the pandemic

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 13:26
Billionaires have grown their wealth by 27% during the crisis, with industrial and tech bosses earning most.

Pure Gym personal trainer sorry for 'very ill-judged' slavery post

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:51
Matt Simpson's post on PureGym's Facebook account said the workout was to mark Black History Month.

Tesco profits surge as online orders double

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 09:03
Profits jumped as people bought more food during lockdown, but clothing sales fell almost 20%.

Union-tracking software proposed by Amazon

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:55
The firm does not deny the contents of the memo, but says it welcomes staff joining unions.

Big Tech: Between a rock and a hard place

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 07:12
Whoever wins the US elections, Big Tech is about to get clobbered.

Trump: US tightens temporary worker visa rules

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 04:55
The H-1B visa has mostly been used by Indian and Chinese technology workers to fill skills gaps.

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Suspected money launderer forfeits £10m properties

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 01:47
A Leeds businessman handed over 45 properties after investigators used an Unexplained Wealth Order.

Bounce back loans: Criminals may have claimed billions

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 01:02
The National Audit Office also says big banks will pocket nearly £1bn between them from the scheme.

US tech giants accused of 'monopoly power'

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:19
A congressional report from House Democrats recommends changes that could lead to breaking up the companies.

Phone bill charges of £1,200 added 'without permission'

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:14
Sally Giles says a subscription service charged her £4.50 each week for more than five years without her consent.

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