Coronavirus 'a devastating blow for world economy'

World Bank President David Malpass says billions of people will have their livelihoods affected.
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George Floyd: Why are companies speaking up this time?

The outpouring of support for protesters from corporate America is a marked shift.
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Coronavirus: Want to sell a home? Make the garden look nice

Property buyers and renters are on the search for outdoor space after lockdown, research suggests.
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'Unscrupulous' firms targeting key workers

The companies promise big tax savings, but some NHS staff could end up severely out of pocket.
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Coronavirus: Jarrold store prepares to reopen after 12 weeks in lockdown

Jarrold has a department store in the centre of Norwich and celebrates 250 years of trade this year.
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Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extended

No-one will be evicted from their home this summer, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says.
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George Floyd: Reddit co-founder quits board and asks for black replacement

Alexis Ohanian says the move was inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd.
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Coronavirus: BA threatens legal action over quarantine plans

Airline owner IAG is meeting lawyers to decide whether to challenge government over quarantine plans.
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Victoria's Secret UK arm goes into administration

The lingerie retailer had already furloughed 785 of its employees in the UK amid the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Government under fire for cheap loans to big firms

More than £16bn has been handed out to some household names including BA, Tottenham Hotspur and M&S.
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US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May

The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, despite the economic damage caused by the coronavirus.
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Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of Amazon

The entrepreneur condemned the online retailer after it rejected a book about coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine

AstraZeneca says it could provide two billion doses of a potential vaccine, helped by backing from Bill Gates.
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Coronavirus: Job losses 'just the tip of the iceberg'

The boss of the UK's largest recruitment firm says he fears unemployment is set to rise steeply.
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FCA supports steelworkers amid pension overhaul

Charges which lead to savers switching out of high quality pension plans will be banned from October.
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Gambling loophole 'must be shut down'

Charities and MPs warn of a loophole that gets around a ban on people using credit cards to gamble.
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Bentley: Luxury carmaker to cut up to 1,000 jobs

The firm, which makes its luxury cars in Crewe, says up to 1,000 jobs will go.
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BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans

The airline has declined to meet Priti Patel amid strong criticism of the UK's quarantine policy.
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Retailer Gap posts near-$1bn loss due to coronavirus

Stores around the world have been forced to shut their doors due to the virus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Calls for better broadband for working from home

People from rural areas say broadband is so poor they are having to work outside to get 4G.
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Eurozone in fresh emergency action to boost economy

The central bank will increase the size of its bond buying programme by €600bn (£546bn) to €1.35tn.
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Coronavirus: Lookers and Aston Martin cut 2,000 car jobs

The Lookers dealership cuts 1,500 staff and Aston Martin sheds 500, as latest figures show plunge in sales.
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My Money: 'This was not a normal week!'

Alex Wright from Leicester takes us through his weekly spending during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Is coronavirus changing the world of cleaning?

Hi-tech cleaning products are being offered to tackle coronavirus, but are they better than soap and water?
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Coronavirus: Job-hunting advice for graduates, from the Class of 2008

We asked three people who hit the job market just as recession was biting, what got them through.
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'You audition for a show only for it to get cancelled’

With theatres closed, and TV and movie filming on hold, acting school graduates are struggling.
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Mastercard boss: 'Leaders must reassure staff'

Mastercard’s Ajay Banga talks to the BBC’s Sharanjit Leyl in a special edition of Talking Business Asia: Leading in Crisis.
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Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future

Worries about coronavirus transmission spell an uncertain future for millions of sex workers globally.
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How lockdown made food firm 'aim higher'

Vegan food firm boss Andy Shovel says “the lockdown has made us aim higher” with sales targets.
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