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Business insolvencies rise as government aid wanes

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 22:26
The number of firms going bust in September was at its highest since March 2020.

Virgin Galactic delays first commercial space flight

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 20:42
Shares in the firm dive 20% as it delays first tourist flight to make upgrades.

Pump prices for petrol and diesel are near a record high

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 19:00
Average petrol prices are just 2p off their record high from April 2012, says the RAC.

US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 17:20
Bills could rise by as much as 54% this winter, the US Energy Information Administration says.

Former Boeing 737 Max pilot charged with fraud

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:17
The pilot is charged with deceiving federal regulators evaluating 737 Max jets prior to approval.

Covid: US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:04
Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US for the first time since March 2020.

Lorry driver shortage: Government to lift rules on foreign haulier deliveries

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 06:00
The government wants to lift the limit on how many deliveries a lorry driver from abroad can make in the UK.

Bruno Le Maire: Brexit has made UK supply chain crisis worse

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 05:07
France's finance minister also told the BBC that Europe will be one the world's key economic powers.

Shoppers start to use new £100 contactless payment limit

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 02:19
But retailers say it could take months to update terminals so people can spend up to £100 without a Pin.

Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise?

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 01:00
Can Africa-focussed tech giant Jumia deliver on its promises to a new generation of consumers?

Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 22:30
People in England going away for half term will be able to book lateral flow tests, the government says.

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 21:14
The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.

100,000 workers take action as 'Striketober' hits the US

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 20:57
Staff at tractor maker John Deere walked out on Thursday, with other sectors to follow soon.

Overseas abattoir workers to get temporary visas

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 20:03
The government is to allow butchers into the UK on temporary visas after warnings of mass culls.

Sir Gerry Robinson: Businessman and broadcaster dies aged 72

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 19:45
Sir Gerry Robinson presented the series Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS? for the BBC in 2007.

Ikea warns stock shortages to last into next year

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 16:22
The Swedish furniture giant says it will take another year before shipping and supplies return to normal.

Travel bosses demand date for PCR test switch

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 14:53
It is time for the UK government to confirm when the changes will come into force, say bosses.

Bitcoin: Bank deputy calls for urgent crypto regulation

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 13:06
The Bank of England's Sir Jon Cunliffe raises concerns about the financial stability risk of cryptocurrencies.

EDF not ready to take on more customers from bust energy firms

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:50
Firm says it is "big question" whether the energy regulator can force more people on to large suppliers.

Price of chicken set to rise, UK's largest supplier warns

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:30
Supply chain problems mean prices should be higher, the UK's largest poultry seller says.