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Federal Reserve warns US economy path depends on virus

The US central bank brought forward its projection for an interest rate hike into 2023 on Wednesday.

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Eviction ban on firms behind on rent is extended by nine months

The government's ban on landlords evicting companies in rent debt will now end in March 2022

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'Mediocre' male managers are stopping women's rise

A survey of women in finance finds men are progressing because they are better at office politics.

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John Lewis boss says young staff lack basic numeracy skills

Chairwoman Dame Sharon White says that new recruits' literacy and numeracy are weak.

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Owner fears kitten death linked to food

Pet food from Sainsbury's, Pets at Home and other brands recalled after rise in fatal cat disease.

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Goldman Sachs delays return to office for workers

The investment bank, along with NatWest, is reviewing plans for staff to come back to the office.

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Lina Khan: The 32-year-old taking on Big Tech

The new Federal Trade Commission chair has Big Tech in her sights.

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Funeral firms ordered to make prices clearer

The Competition and Markets Authority says funeral directors and crematoriums could risk court action.

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Clothes and fuel costs push UK inflation to two-year high

The rising cost of fuel and clothes pushes the inflation rate above the Bank of England's 2% target.

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Covid: Cash and card use dived in lockdown, says report

Most payments by consumers are spontaneous but options were limited by the Covid crisis., say banks.

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Made.com shares close lower after £775m placement

The online furniture seller did not sparkle in its stock market debut, with shares closing 4% lower.

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UK could be left behind in the electric car race, warns report

The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.

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Gigafactories: Europe tools up against US and Asia as a car battery force

As demand for electric cars grows, giant battery factories are being built across Europe.

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Tech firms use remote monitoring to help honey bees

From Ireland to Israel, companies are coming to the aid of the environmentally critical insect.

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Providing jobs for young people in Brazil

How Brazil's "Favela LinkedIn" and "Street Presidents" schemes are providing jobs for young people.

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'I can speak freely and use swear words as I see fit'

The rise of email "newsletter" providers that allow writers to directly connect with readers.

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CEO Secrets: My 'dark times' building a billion-dollar firm

Matthew Gross, founder and CEO of digital education platform Newsela, shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

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Young Thai workers race to reopen deserted beaches

Workers in Thailand's Covid-hit tourism industry talk about their hopes and fears for the future.

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