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'I learned to read again to get a new job'

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:00
New research found that low levels of literacy costs workers an extra 18 months in lost earnings.

Pennies back in production as cash is hoarded during Covid

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 23:59
No new 1p coins were made by The Royal Mint in 2018 and 2019 but returned to production last year.

CEO Secrets: 'You can run a business and have a baby'

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 23:57
Planning for a maternity leave when you're the boss of a fast-growing company.

Apple iPhone 13 brings portrait mode for video

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 20:39
The portrait-mode style video setting can pull focus on its subjects automatically.

Fashion house in backlash over 'racist' $1,190 sweatpants

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 19:37
Critics say the $1,190 pants, which come with a built-in pair of boxer shorts, rip off US hip hop culture.

Spain targets energy firms as European bills surge

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 18:45
Bills are spiralling in several countries and Spain agrees emergency measures to help consumers.

Javid: Valneva vaccine would not have got UK approval

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:13
Health secretary says Valneva vaccine would not have got regulatory approval after UK cancels contract.

Boeing says air travel to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:05
Plane maker expects global aviation to take another two and a half years to recover.

Tesco launches new refillable shopping with 88 products

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:35
Tesco supermarket has launched a zero-waste shopping service, providing customers with containers.

Brexit: Checks on goods imported from the EU delayed again

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:39
The government blames Covid and supply chain difficulties as it puts back changes.

Ocado says delivery driver wage rise to cost it up to £5m

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:04
The online food delivery is the latest to offer increased wages amid a shortage of lorry drivers.

Job vacancies rise above one million in new record

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 07:47
Official figures show the number of vacancies top one million for the first time since records began in 2001.

Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 07:04
Evergrande has also seen a rare protest staged by investors at its headquarters in Shenzhen.

Apple rushes to block 'zero-click' iPhone spyware

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 04:22
The flaw allows hackers to access devices even if users do not click on a link or file.

Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South African culture

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:02
Some indigenous groups say the planned office in Cape Town is on culturally important land.

Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 00:01
A shortage of vessels is hampering global trade and may lead to empty shelves before Christmas.

Scrap Covid tests for most travellers, says industry

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 00:01
The government has "choked off" travel trade and 70% of firms plan redundancies, says Abta.

Democrats propose partial rollback of Trump tax cuts

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 20:34
Under new plans, corporate and income tax would rise for the richest companies and individuals.

Tesco zero-waste trial launches at 10 stores in England

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:53
The trial will enable shoppers to buy certain products in reusable packaging they can return to stores.

Fake Walmart news release claimed it would accept cryptocurrency

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:28
A news story claiming Walmart would accept cryptocurrency Litecoin was fabricated, the retail giant says.