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US Treasury sent $1.4bn of pandemic aid to dead people

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 19:04
It was one of several "challenges" identified in an audit of federal pandemic relief programmes.

Coronavirus: We're taking pandemic seriously, says beauty firm

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 18:29
Skin care company Dermalogica is calling on the UK government to announce an opening date for salons.

Coronavirus: How Africa's supply chains are evolving

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:49
The coronavirus crisis is transforming and speeding up the evolution of Africa’s supply chains.

Coronavirus: New laws to ease outdoor drinking and dining rules

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 16:25
Pubs and restaurants will more easily be able to get "pavement licences" under plans to boost hospitality.

Unilever renames Fair & Lovely skin cream after backlash

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:02
The Black Lives Matter movement has spurred companies to reassess their products and marketing.

Waitrose will never stock chlorinated chicken, says boss

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:52
He joins calls to stop any relaxation of rules on imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef.

Wirecard: Scandal-hit firm files for insolvency

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:31
The once high-flying payments firm Wirecard files for insolvency after a €1.9bn accounting scandal.

US threatens tariffs on EU beer, gin and olives

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:55
New taxes could be imposed on thirty EU goods as part of a long-running row about aircraft subsidies.

Norton Motorcycles: Former owner told to repay millions

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:50
Stuart Garner "acted dishonestly" as a pension scheme trustee, the Pensions Ombudsman finds.

Virgin Media broadband offline in London again

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:48
Problems at Virgin Media have left thousands of people without home broadband.

Many European countries set to be exempt from quarantine

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:16
The UK looks set to exempt France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and several other European countries.

Coronavirus: ‘I’m frustrated we can’t re-open’

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:48
Trampoline parks owner says, "I’m frustrated we can’t reopen when pubs and restaurants can".

Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:08
The postal service was already facing challenges before the coronavirus pandemic.

Mitie-Interserve deal creates outsourced services giant

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:11
Mitie will buy the support services arm of rival Interserve for £271m, creating a "UK champion".

Bayer to pay $10.9bn to settle weedkiller cancer claims

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 05:03
The chemical giant is settling almost 100,000 US lawsuits from users of its popular Roundup herbicide.

Coronavirus: Qantas to axe 6,000 jobs due to pandemic

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 01:13
The airline says the collapse in billions of dollars of travel revenue means it has "little choice".

Trump administration claims Huawei 'backed by Chinese military'

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 01:13
The US Defense Department has compiled a list of 20 firms it says are backed by Chinese military.

Increase car taxes to help climate, advisers say

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 00:45
Car taxes should increase to help fund the battle against climate change, government advisers say.

US beekeepers fear for their future

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 00:19
American beekeepers are struggling to survive against cheap imports of foreign honey.

Nurseries warn of 'mass closures' as lockdown lifts

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 00:05
England's nurseries and pre-schools warn of huge losses and mass closures without government intervention.