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Coronavirus: What is a recession?

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Eat out to help out: More than 10.5m meals claimed in first week

Image copyright HM Treasury Diners used the “eat out to help out” scheme more than 10.5 million times in its first week, the Treasury has said. Under the scheme, which is intended [...]

Unemployment in the pandemic: 'It's hard to stay positive'

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Many people currently working from home are fearful of ultimately losing their jobs Latest [...]

UK employment falls by biggest amount in over a decade

Image copyright Getty Images Employment in the UK fell by the largest amount in over a decade between April and June, official figures show. The number of people in work decreased by 220,000 [...]

Retail sales rise despite fewer High Street visits

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose again in July, but shops are still trying to make up lost ground, industry body figures suggest. They show the number of visits to High Streets [...]

Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade?

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Black Lives Matter: Campaign for black businesses has been 'extraordinary'

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US jobs growth slows in July as pandemic takes toll

Image copyright Getty Images Hiring in the US slowed sharply in July as the country struggled to control the coronavirus pandemic. Employers added 1.8 million jobs last month, down from a record [...]

TikTok: Trump administration plans Chinese tech crackdown

Image copyright Reuters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has outlined the steps he wants US companies to take to deal with “untrusted Chinese apps”. The measures go far beyond [...]

Coronavirus: 'I hated my flat during lockdown'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lockdown made Joanna Coghlan realise she wanted to move away from her flat near Battersea Power Station [...]