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Last Debenhams stores close their doors

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 22:03
After 240 years of trading, the department store's remaining stores are welcoming customers for the last time.
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Debenhams: 'It's only fixtures and fittings, we'll still be friends'

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 21:55
Staff reminisce about the Mansfield branch of Debenhams, which closed this week, after five decades.
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Covid: Greece ends lockdown measures and opens to tourists

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:44
Flights arrive in Greece as restrictions on movement are lifted, but infections are still quite high.
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Bid to make financial terms and conditions clearer

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:33
The City regulator wants firms to have a Consumer Duty to ensure fairness and value in products.
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Portugal to allow UK tourists from Monday

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:18
The government in Lisbon says anyone arriving will need to take a negative PCR test before departure.
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Gupta empire facing UK fraud probe over Greensill

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 12:36
The group run by Liberty Steel owner Sanjeev Gupta is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
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Cleared postmaster hid conviction from his family

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:28
The convictions of two more former Post Office branch managers - wrongly accused of theft - have been quashed.
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Lebanon: Karpowership shuts down electricity supply

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:18
Turkish firm Karpowership shuts down its generators over a lack of payment and a legal dispute.
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US fuel pipeline 'paid hackers $5m in ransom'

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:16
Reports say Colonial Pipeline paid cyber-criminal gang DarkSide a ransom to prevent a data leak.
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Amazon set to hire 10,000 UK workers

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:01
The tech giant is tightening its grip on retail as the coronavirus pandemic continues
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Jeff Bezos and the secretive world of superyachts

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:59
The world's richest man will reportedly set sail next month on one of the largest superyachts ever built.
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Building's hard problem - making concrete green

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:06
Concrete accounts for 8% of carbon dioxide emissions, but some firms are hoping to cut that down.
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Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, government told

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:04
The benefits of hydrogen-powered heating have been overplayed, say environmentalists.
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IBM says chip shortage could last two years

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 23:23
The President of the US tech giant told the BBC that the shortage could last another two years.
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Booming UK economy to outpace US, says Haldane

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 23:13
The Bank of England economist says it's realistic to expect a 'tennis ball bounce' for the UK
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Airbnb bookings jump as holiday demand soars

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 22:38
The US rental platform said customers had been booking bigger properties in rural locations.
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Portugal: No decision yet on UK holiday travel

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 20:44
The country has yet to decide whether it will allow holiday visits as it extends state of calamity.
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Amazon set to hire 75,000 workers in US and Canada

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:08
The online retail giant is hiring extra staff to meet growing demand as the pandemic continues.
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Gupta-owned bank faces possible liquidation

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:03
Wyelands Bank, part of the empire of beleaguered businessman Sanjeev Gupta, is likely to be wound up.
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Universal credit fraud and error at new high

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:59
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show £8.4bn was lost in 2020-21.
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