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Coronavirus: More than a quarter of UK workers now furloughed

Some 8.7 million workers have been furloughed since April, government figures show.

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Coronavirus: Row over BA staff future deepens

The airline is in a tense standoff with unions over restructuring and redundancy plans.

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Traders want shorter days, says London Stock Exchange

Most traders want shorter trading hours to improve quality of life, says London Stock Exchange.

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EasyJet hopes to reopen 75% of route network by August

The airline says it will cover 75% of route network by August, but the number of daily services will be low.

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House prices see largest monthly fall for 11 years, says Nationwide

The Nationwide says house prices fell 1.7% in May as the coronavirus crisis hit market activity.

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Coronavirus: Oxfam says call ahead before donating

The charity says it will begin reopening its network of charity shops in England from 15 June.

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Can Zoom turn popularity into profit?

The video conference company may have become ubiquitous during lockdowns but that has brought new challenges.

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Coronavirus could ‘drag on US economy for a decade'

The warning from the Congressional Budget Office comes as tens of millions of Americans are out of work.

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Lockdown break-ups and job changes boost rentals

Supply of new properties for rent is not keeping up with demand, property giant Rightmove says.

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No early return for UK tourists, says Spain

Spain's tourism minister says UK Covid-19 figures "have to improve" before tourists can come back.

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Coronavirus: Marriott reopens all hotels in China as travel rebounds

The hotel giant says it has seen a pick-up in business travel as the sector shows signs of recovery.

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Coronavirus: Ministers 'looking at ways to relax travel quarantine rule'

It comes after some MPs criticised the government's plan to quarantine people coming to the UK for 14 days.

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Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops

Thousands have queued to get into the furniture giant's stores amid strict social distancing measures.

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Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virus

Farming communities in South East Asia are embracing online selling for the first time during lockdown.

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Coronavirus: Restrict toilet access on flights, new rules suggest

A UN agency has endorsed coronavirus flight safety recommendations for governments around the world.

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Amigo Loans investigated over affordability checks

The controversial sub-prime lender says the City watchdog is investigating its practices.

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Primark says no 'special discounts' when shops reopen

The fashion chain says it has built up almost £2bn-worth of stock, but there will be no discounts.

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Carly Fiorina's journey from secretary to CEO

The US entrepreneur started her business career answering the phone, and went on to lead Hewlett-Packard.

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Coronavirus: When will shops open and what will the rules be?

Non-essential shops can reopen in England in June, but will I be able to buy a book or have a haircut?

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