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Royal Mail staff to stage four-day strike action

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 18:20
If 115,000 staff strike, it could be the biggest ever action by the Communication Workers Union.
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US invests $280bn in high tech to compete with China

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 17:34
US President Joe Biden said the new funding for tech would keep the US competitive.
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Thames Water plans to introduce hosepipe ban 'in weeks'

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 14:48
The firm plans to bring in restrictions for 15 million customers "in the coming weeks".
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Felixstowe port workers to strike after talks fail

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 12:28
The UK's biggest container port faces an eight-day walkout after staff rejected a pay offer.
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Rail strikes: No services on some trains on Saturday

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 11:51
Rail firms reveal reduced timetables as thousands of workers walk out on Saturday over pay.
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Warning energy prices to hit over £4,200 in January

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 09:34
Consultancy Cornwall Insight now forecasts a typical household will pay £4,266 a year for energy,
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Cost of living: The people using OnlyFans as a second job to help with bills

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 09:06
A campaign group says more young people are joining the site because of the rising cost of living.
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John Lewis boss: I've never seen the economy like this

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 06:39
Dame Sharon White says worker shortages will fuel inflation further with more people retiring early.
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Supermarket food could soon carry eco-labels - study

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 05:00
Scientists hope that a scoring system will lead manufacturers to compete over sustainability.
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Olive oil prices to rise as heatwave hits production

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 00:11
Prices in supermarkets could increase by 20-25% later this year, one leading exporter tells the BBC.
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Are we falling in love with robots?

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 00:03
Far from being scary, people who actually live with robots are finding them endearing.
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China housing crisis: The people living in unfinished apartments

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 00:01
As Chinese developers spiral into debt, people with nowhere else to live have moved into unfinished apartments.
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Boris Johnson rules out immediate cost-of-living measures

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 19:43
It comes as business boss Tony Danker warns the UK cannot "afford a summer of government inactivity".
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Avanti West Coast suspends sales and cuts timetables

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 18:41
Avanti West Coast says its limited timetables will run until further notice due to staff shortages.
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Qantas asks executives to work as baggage handlers for three months

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 08:55
The airline's head of operations has asked for 100 volunteers to fill the roles for three months.
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Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors to buy Ford car plant in India

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 06:09
The American motor industry giant announced last year that it would close its Indian car factories.
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JetBlue Airline boss over-hiring to beat staff exodus

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 02:54
Low-fare carrier JetBlue said it is a necessary policy when recruiting, as the industry re-starts.
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The lockdown side-hustles that turned into full-time businesses

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:35
The pandemic turned some people into savvy entrepreneurs but how many have ditched their day job?
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The plans for giant seaweed farms in European waters

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:16
As worldwide sales of the algae soar, the European Union wants to establish giant seaweed farms.
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Cost of living: People turning back to cash as prices rise

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:12
Post Offices handled a record £801m in personal cash withdrawals in July.
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