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Major record labels could face competition inquiry

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:56
The competition watchdog has been asked whether major record labels are distorting the market.
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CEO Secrets: 'In my business, you eat what you kill'

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:16
Music executive Riki Bleau shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.
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Pret to hire 3,000 staff after cutting same number in 2020

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:10
The coffee and sandwich chain says it hopes to open 200 shops and double in size within five years.
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'No clear end to HS2 cost and delays' say MPs

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:08
The Public Accounts Committee is "increasingly alarmed" about key parts of the rail project.
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Catalogue of errors led to £1bn of state pension underpayments

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:01
The National Audit Office says 134,000 pensioners, mostly women, were affected by a preventable scandal.
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Pandemic has changed travel forever, says AirBnB boss

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 23:30
Boss Brian Chesky says people are increasingly combining business and leisure travel thanks to remote working.
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Covid travel test change date needed to avoid losses

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 21:02
Airlines and airports say they need a date for when PCR tests are removed so they don't lose out on bookings.
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Record backlog of cargo ships at California ports

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 18:46
Some 65 container ships are stuck outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, amid trade bottlenecks.
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Government strikes deal to restart CO2 production

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 16:09
It comes after one industry group warned shoppers could start noticing gaps on shelves within days.
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Mask-wearing on public transport sees big drop

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 16:05
Only 20% still wear masks at train stations now it is no longer compulsory, according to Network Rail.
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Where does the UK get its gas and is it facing a shortage this winter?

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 15:35
A surge in gas prices has prompted fears of hard times ahead - but how bad could it get?
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Inflation to remain higher for two years, warns OECD

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:57
The UK is expected to have inflation of 3% at the end of 2022, the highest rate of the advanced economies.
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Staff to gain day one right to request flexible working

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:16
Under government proposals, all employees will be given the right to request flexible working.
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National Express in talks to buy transport rival Stagecoach

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 09:48
The move comes after both bus firms were hit hard by falling passenger numbers during the pandemic.
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Government borrowing falls in August

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 07:19
Borrowing shrinks, but was still the second-highest on record for August as Covid support continues.
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Gas crisis: Energy price cap will stay, say Kwasi Kwarteng and Ofgem

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:53
Price rises will be limited to 12% as Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng rejects fears of power cuts.
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How 'nerd' culture powered through the pandemic

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 00:02
Meet the online content creators beating the odds to build successful careers from their passions.
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US stocks tumble amid fears of market correction

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:48
Wall Street follows Europe lower amid concerns about China's financial system and US growth.
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Pimlico Plumbers sold to US firm Neighborly

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:22
The deal will see founder Charlie Mullins offload his 90% stake in the group.
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Christmas toy price rises and stock shortages warning

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:48
One toy firm says rising shipping costs and HGV driver shortages are making for "a perfect storm".
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