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Petrol driver shortage: Ministers discuss supply issues

Ministers focused on the impact of the lorry driver shortage, with fuel the latest sector to be affected.

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China declares all crypto-currency transactions illegal

Trading Bitcoin and other crypto-currenices is a criminal activity, China's central bank says.

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Airport arrivals hit by passport gate failure

Passengers arriving at UK airports suffer delays after an IT problem hits self-service passport gates.

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Thousands of energy customers facing bill shocks

People are awaiting decisions by the regulator about which surviving company will take on their supply.

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Gas price crisis: Shift focus to using less energy, says boss

The government should concentrate on how people can use less energy to lower their bills, says boss.

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Evergrande: Investors in the dark over $83m bond payment

Financial markets have been rocked this week by concerns over the firm's more than $300bn of debt.

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Hospitality staff set to keep all their tips under rule change

The government is set to make it illegal for hospitality bosses to withhold tips from their workers.

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Ministers weigh up visa changes to fix staff shortage

The government said it is "looking at options" to deal with labour shortages ahead of Christmas.

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Climate change: Construction companies told to stop knocking down buildings

Britain’s top engineers are urging the government to stop buildings being demolished.

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Mondelez threatens trademark battle over bar's lilac packaging

Mondelez believes Primal Pantry's vegan fruit bar "exploits" the trademark of its Milka chocolates.

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Ministers prepare for worst in gas price crisis

Business minister Paul Scully says the government needs to plan for a lengthy spell of high gas prices.

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BP closes some sites due to lorry driver shortage

The oil firm said only "a handful" of sites are affected by the fuel supply issues.

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Theranos trial: Elizabeth Holmes took US general's blood

James Mattis, a former defence secretary, said the Theranos founder convinced him her blood tests worked.

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Inflation: Bank of England says price rises to top 4% by year-end

The Bank keeps interest rates at 0.1% and says there are signs of slowing economic growth.

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Working from home: Staff abuse it, says City boss

Staff should not have the right to ask for flexible working from day one of new job, an employer says.

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Advertising regulator to clampdown on greenwashing ads

The Advertising Standards Authority will launch inquiries into false environmental claims made in ads.

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Millions face winter finance squeeze, says charity

Low-income families face a £710 rise in costs, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates.

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EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones

Manufacturers could be forced to change devices to a uniform charging system.

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Evergrande: Shares in crisis-hit firm jump as debt deadline looms

The debt-laden developer is due to make a $83.5m interest payment on an overseas bond on Thursday.

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