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Global chip shortage: US says firms' stocks have plunged

1 hour 48 min ago
The shortage of semiconductors is continuing to have a major impact on industries around the world.

Autonomous-car 'users not legally accountable' call

5 hours 53 min ago
If anything goes wrong, the company behind the driving system would be responsible, rather than the driver.

Key workers face cost of living squeeze, TUC warns

5 hours 54 min ago
It will be a "hammer blow" to morale if pay fails to keep up with inflation, the trades union body says.

Why Italy's new president could make or break economy

5 hours 55 min ago
Foreign investors are hoping for a candidate who will ensure political stability.

Boohoo starts production at new Leicester factory

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 17:39
The retailer also plans to use the site as a training facility after a review found "many failings".

Food shortage fears rise as CO2 deal deadline nears

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 16:25
The food industry says shortages could return if a deal to secure carbon dioxide supplies is not extended.

Covid: UK economy set to grow more slowly than forecast, says IMF

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:02
The IMF says the global economy is entering 2022 in a weaker position than previously expected.

Spread high energy costs over several years, says Octopus Energy boss

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:31
Smoothing price increases is the best way to avoid hefty rises in bills, says Octopus Energy.

UK toy sales fell last year amid supply disruption

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:47
Sales drop 3% but the industry says it was resilient with good demand from girls for scientific toys.

Holiday bookings jump as Covid travel tests axed

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 10:34
Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.

Royal Mail to cut 700 management jobs

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 08:56
The move is part of an ongoing restructuring designed to streamline processes and save £40m a year.

Government borrowed less than expected in December

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 07:59
Borrowing hit £16.8bn last month as pandemic support for the economy continues.

Cost of living: How oil heating price rise is worrying families

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 06:17
More than 1.5 million UK householders rely on oil for heating, with some seeing 50% price rises.

The Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia to be sold as NFTs

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 04:47
John Lennon's eldest son Julian will keep the physical items as he sells digital versions of them.

‘They were like bandits’ - how did the rich get richer?

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 02:43
Did a Bank of England policy to save the UK economy during the financial crash make the wealthiest people even wealthier?

Marmite maker to cut thousands of jobs worldwide

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 00:54
Unilever, which also makes Dove soap and PG Tips, will cut the roles in more than 100 countries.

AI: Why chefs are turning to artificial intelligence

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 00:34
How a robot is being used in the highly specialised business of creating flavours.

State pension age crucial for lower earners

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 00:33
Low earners are more likely to keep working for longer when the state pension age rises, a report finds.

António Horta-Osório: The banker who can't stay out of the headlines

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 00:32
One of the UK's best-known banking bosses, António Horta-Osório is used to good - and bad - headlines.

Brewdog chief James Watt accused of inappropriate behaviour

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 17:20
Former US workers at the brewing giant say James Watt's behaviour made female bartenders feel "uncomfortable" and "powerless".