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US economy adds more jobs than expected in July
US employers added 943,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 16:13

House price growth slows as housing market cools
The Halifax says house prices rose again in July, but the market seems to be cooling down.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 09:53

Tankus the Henge: Touring in France post-Brexit 'a puzzle'
Band Tankus the Henge negotiates touring in France, their first trip there since Brexit rules were imposed.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 01:02

Coronavirus: PM and transport secretary defend travel changes
British tourists in Mexico who are due back after Sunday's deadline will need to decide whether to come home early to avoid quarantining.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 22:49

Electric vehicle sales outpace diesel again
Electric cars outsell diesel again, but new UK car registrations fall by almost a third in July.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 13:22

UK interest rates held at record low despite inflation fears
Bank of England rate-setters keep rates at record low of 0.1% and maintain economic stimulus programme.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 13:15

Net zero targets 'unrealistic' says Oxfam report
Oxfam’s chief executive said that net zero targets made by companies and governments are "unreliable and unproven".
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 17:14

Exhibition celebrates women of fishing industry
An exhibition is dedicated to decades of women who have worked in the industry on the east coast.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 10:49

Petrol prices at eight-year high, says RAC
Prices have risen for nine straight months - and are expected to increase further - the motoring group says.
bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 08:09

Bank scam victims speak of trouble getting refunds
Some banks are not refunding customers' losses as they should be under a new code, a regulator says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 07:17

Rishi Sunak warns young home working may hurt their career
The chancellor says being in the office helped him build strong relationships when he started out.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 13:17

Covid-19: Amber watch-list travel idea scrapped
A government source says they have dropped proposals for a new category in the traffic light system.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2021 22:17

Eurozone out of recession after economy grows 2%
Data suggests all economies in the 19-country bloc expanded in the last three months.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 13:15

Empty shop numbers rise as Covid continues to bite
The number of vacant shops continues to rise after a year of lockdowns, the BRC says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 01:03

'I was asked how often I use the toilet'
Disabled jobseekers have to overcome too many barriers, MPs say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 01:02

IMF upgrades UK economic forecast
Wealth gap between countries could widen due to differing access to Covid vaccines, the IMF says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Jul-2021 20:24

House prices at new high as buyers seek more space
Strong demand for houses will last into 2022 as buyers react to the pandemic, says property website Zoopla.
bbc.co.uk | 27-Jul-2021 01:00

Covid: More pinged workers eligible for daily tests instead of isolation
Waste workers, prison staff and defence workers will be able to avoid isolation, the government says.
bbc.co.uk | 26-Jul-2021 23:30

Ministers consider blocking China's role in UK nuclear power
The move, amid rising tensions with Beijing, could impact the development of a plant in Suffolk.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-Jul-2021 13:17

Heathrow warns of further fall in passenger numbers
The airport says it could see even fewer travellers in 2021 due to testing requirements and restrictions.
news.bbc.co.uk | 26-Jul-2021 11:17

Covid: New testing plan will not work, warn firms
Industry body, the CBI, criticises government plans that allow some key staff to bypass the NHS Covid app.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Jul-2021 19:40

People splash out on food and drink for Euro 2020
Retail sales rose by 0.5% as millions stocked up on food and drink to watch the football tournament.
bbc.co.uk | 23-Jul-2021 11:12

Rural vacuum for getting hold of cash
People living in rural areas have less chance of withdrawing or depositing cash nearby, research finds.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Jul-2021 11:12

The cost of hosting the Olympics
Holding the world's biggest sporting event comes with a hefty price tag
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Jul-2021 01:00

UK food workers to be exempt from Covid isolation
Key parts of the food industry will move to daily Covid testing, the government says, after isolating workers led to supply shortages.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Jul-2021 00:37

Inflation spike temporary, says BoE deputy governor
The recent pick up in price rises is not expected to last, says Bank of England deputy Ben Broadbent.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Jul-2021 17:39

Covid: Shoppers told there is no need to panic buy
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwateng says the government is "concerned about instances of shortages".
bbc.co.uk | 22-Jul-2021 12:02

Bitcoin climbs as Elon Musk says Tesla 'likely' to accept it again
The firm had said in May it would no longer accept the cryptocurrency over environmental concerns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Jul-2021 04:38

Charity, dating and pet spending booms, says Nationwide
People have been spending more on non-essentials as Covid restrictions ease, Nationwide says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Jul-2021 01:02

Nord Stream 2: US and Germany reach deal on controversial Russian gas pipeline
The US says the agreement prevents Russia from using the pipeline as a political weapon over Europe.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Jul-2021 23:37

UK borrowing leads to record interest payments
A surge in inflation means the government spent £8.7bn in interest payments last month.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Jul-2021 12:34

UK firms must apply for exemption for 'pinged' staff
Exemptions will be "considered on a case-by-case basis", but firms warn time is not on their side.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2021 21:12

Global shares slide amid Covid economic recovery fears
Stock markets in the UK, the US and Europe fall on concerns that rising cases may impede a recovery.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2021 22:51

Oil producing nations agree deal to control prices
The Opec cartel and Russia will boost supply which should see petrol prices at the pumps come down.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2021 20:03

Petrol prices at eight-year high, says AA
Prices hit the highest since October 2013 amid forecasts of a very busy summer on UK roads.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jul-2021 13:18

Covid staff shortage could shut meat production lines
The industry has warned of shortages as one in 10 staff are told to isolate by the NHS Covid app
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jul-2021 01:00

Small shops face £1.7bn debt mountain, says report
The warning is in the latest report on the future of High Streets by former retail chief Bill Grimsey.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jul-2021 01:00

UK job vacancies climb past pre-pandemic levels
New figures show the number of vacancies is 77,500 higher compared to the beginning of last year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jul-2021 12:29

China's post-pandemic economic rebound loses steam
The world's second largest economy grew by 7.9% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jul-2021 06:15

Should we trust big tech with our health data?
Our medical records are in demand by tech firms who want to use the data to help tackle illnesses.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jul-2021 01:03

Price rises speed up again as economy unlocks
The inflation rate hit 2.5% in June, exceeding the Bank of England's target for a second month.
news.bbc.co.uk | 14-Jul-2021 12:47

North West England leads housing boom with prices up 15%
Official figures show property prices also rising rapidly in Scotland, Wales and the North East of England.
news.bbc.co.uk | 14-Jul-2021 12:21

Carry on flying, says government green plan
The policy has been ridiculed by environmentalists who say the government is putting too much faith in innovation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 14-Jul-2021 01:03

Inflation: Used cars and food push US prices higher
Consumer prices in the US rose 5.4% in the 12 months ending in June, official data show.
news.bbc.co.uk | 13-Jul-2021 17:40

Covid passes for nightclubs branded unworkable
The government is passing the buck by not making the policy mandatory, say nightclub operators.
news.bbc.co.uk | 13-Jul-2021 17:11

Banks must support households as furlough unwinds, says report
People and firms will need to rely on banks as government support ends, the Bank of England says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 13-Jul-2021 13:15

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