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CEO Secrets: Don't fire staff for making mistakes

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 00:24
Tech firm CEO Jeff Lawson warns bosses not to make hasty judgements about their employees.

Oil price rises above $80 for first time in three years

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 19:54
Analysts believe that oil prices will continue to rise amid surging demand and tight supplies.

Petrol supply: Crisis starting to ease, Boris Johnson says

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 19:23
The situation at fuel stations is "stabilising", says the PM, after days of queues and pump closures.

Amazon announces Astro the home robot

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 18:50
Astro can patrol the home when you're not there, or be remotely controlled.

Cryptocurrency expert admits aiding North Korea

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 17:40
The US Department of Justice says he "jeopardised the national security of the United States".

Shortage problem: What's the UK running low on and why?

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 16:43
Shortages are one thing we don't seem to be running out of in the UK right now.

Key workers struggling to travel amid fuel crisis

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 16:07
Panic buying of petrol has left some key workers unable to get fuel to travel to work.

New 159 fraud hotline launched to counter threat

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 13:13
Potential victims who dial it will be automatically connected to their bank's fraud prevention service.

Broadband switching to be made faster and easier under new rules

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 11:34
Switching from one tech to another will no longer require long phone calls to several companies.

Petrol prices at eight-year high amid fuel crisis

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 10:44
The RAC says drivers are facing a "bleak picture" as rising wholesale costs push up pump prices.

Al Gore's firm buys £483m stake in Octopus Energy Group

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 07:47
Al Gore's Generation Investment Management buys a 13% stake in UK firm Octopus Energy Group.

Southeastern: Government takes over services after 'serious breach'

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 07:44
The government says it will consider options for more action, including financial penalties.

Goldman Sachs cuts China growth forecast over power outages

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 04:27
The country has seen electricity shortages that have left some factories and homes without power.

Ford announces $11.4bn investment in electric vehicle plants

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:52
The US carmaker vows to "lead America's shift to electric vehicles" with largest ever factory.

Green investing: How your savings can fight climate change

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:21
Campaigners say you should see your money as a secret superpower that can help save the planet

The race to replace persistent chemicals in our homes

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:15
Why widely-used PFAS coatings found on objects like frying pans and raincoats are in the spotlight.

Taliban: Afghanistan bank boss warns sector near collapse

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:06
The head of one of Afghanistan's biggest banks says the country's financial sector is near collapse.

Homeworking helps careers, say majority of women

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 00:03
Just over half of women think working from home will help advance their careers, says a survey for the BBC.

Fuel supply: Army put on standby to ease pressure on petrol stations

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 22:00
Military drivers are being trained so they are ready to be deployed if necessary, the government says.

Instagram for kids paused after backlash

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 16:44
Facebook delays its child-friendly Instagram version to do more work with concerned parents.