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Tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon to face Congress

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 01:01
The bosses of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are set to be grilled by Congress.

'My first stall was a filing cabinet on wheels'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:16
CEO Tom Mercer says he started his firm, MOMA Foods, using "a filing cabinet on wheels” as a stall.

Saudi Hajj coronavirus curbs mean 'no work, no salary, nothing'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:12
Covid-19 has hit the annual Hajj and with no international pilgrims, many firms both in Saudi and abroad are suffering.

'Coronavirus has delayed my career prospects'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:11
The government can retrain and support people, but are there the jobs to provide employment?

Fraud: Banks reveal the 10 coronavirus scams to be wary of

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:02
Fraudsters are using Covid-19 as an excuse to prey on consumers' financial worries.

Staycation: 'I would if I could find somewhere'

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 00:02
Holiday rental firms and hotels are reporting unprecedented demand with accommodation filling up fast.

MacKenzie Scott donates $1.7bn since Amazon boss divorce

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 21:38
The charity donations by the novelist follow her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2019.

National Trust joins victims of Blackbaud hack

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 19:23
The charity says a database containing details of its volunteers and fundraisers has been affected.

Coronavirus: Double virus tests 'could cut quarantine time'

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:46
The government is said to be considering a new programme which could see some leave quarantine early.

Selfridges: Staff cuts ‘toughest decision we've ever had to take’

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:10
Upmarket department store chain Selfridges is cutting 450 workers, 14% of its workforce.

Keep furlough open to prevent 10% unemployment, says research

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:42
An economic research group says there is a risk the scheme is coming to an end prematurely.

’Outrageous’ car loan commission banned

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:25
Car loans that encourage dealers to increase interest rates to get extra commission are to be banned.

Greggs on a roll as customers rush back

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:42
The bakery chain saw losses in the first half of 2020 but says sales are now 72% of last year's level.

British Airways faces strike threat over job cut plan

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:20
The head of the trade union Unite warns the airline that it plans to move towards industrial action.

Google's new transatlantic data cable to land in Cornwall

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
The tech giant plans a new high-end transatlantic data cable to go from the US to Bude, in Cornwall.

Najib Razak: Former Malaysian PM guilty on all charges in corruption trial

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:02
Tuesday's verdicts centred on $10m transferred from a wealth fund to Najib Razak's private accounts.

Coronavirus: Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 04:55
The world's biggest long-haul carrier is making the offer to get people flying again.

Training your brain to relax on a virtual island

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:03
A headset that can measure your brain's reaction to images could improve mental health.

Coronavirus: Lockdown wipes £30bn from UK pubs and restaurants

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:02
Lockdown resulted in sales across the hospitality sector plummeting by almost 90% over three months.

Men and women's working hours 'nearly equal'

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:02
A new study shows working hours are now almost evenly spilt but men get paid for more of their time.