Shoppers rush back as High Streets reopen in England and Wales

Footfall doubles as queues form outside branches of Primark, JD Sports and TK Maxx.
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Only two in five pubs in England reopen

Less than half the pubs in England reopened on Monday, the industry says, and many face a fight for survival.
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Microsoft makes $20bn bet on speech AI firm Nuance

The US tech giant is buying artificial intelligence firm Nuance, best known for developing Apple's Siri.
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Cyber-firm Darktrace eyes '£3bn' London share listing

Boss Poppy Gustafsson says London is a "logical choice" despite Deliveroo's flop flotation.
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France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights

MPs vote to stop flights where the journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.
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Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen

Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers.
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Brewdog reveals plans for beer-themed hotel in Edinburgh

The Scottish firm says the Doghouse-branded boutique hotel will be in a former school in Market Street.
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Homebase to put mini garden centres at Next stores

As non-essential retail reopens in England the DIY chain is testing new strategies to reach customers.
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Post Office could offer sub-postmasters a share in profits

Chief executive Nick Read wants the network to operate on "partnership of equals" basis from 2025.
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Oxford Street: Wooing shoppers back to Europe's busiest high street

Empty stores and American sweets - what consumers on Oxford Street can expect to see as shops reopen.
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Alibaba accepts record China fine and vows to change

China's regulators slapped a $2.8bn fine on the e-commerce giant over monopoly concerns
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Covid: Pubs reopening but some 'may not survive'

Landlords get ready to reopen but some say lockdown restrictions may put them at risk of closure.
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Covid: Shoppers 'must respect staff' when retail reopens

People are urged to be considerate when non-essential retail rules ease in England and Wales on Monday.
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Joe Biden: Could his tax plan affect US investment in Ireland?

US investment in Ireland could dry up if President Biden leads a major change to global tax rules.
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Lockdown eases: How we fit bras at a social distance

Bravissimo's Leanne Cahill explains how her shops will work when they reopen after lockdown.
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Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits

The event sees countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.
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Wedding venues: 'It's costing me £250,000 a month'

Wedding industry professionals rue their loss of income as the economy slowly reopens after lockdown.
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Are pay-by-the-minute booths the future of work?

A Singapore-based firm has come up with a useful alternative when working from home is inconvenient.
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Five animals to spot in a post-Covid financial jungle

As the world prepares for an economic reset, several creatures have emerged to help you navigate your way.
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CEO Secrets: 'Older customers want the personal touch'

A ready meal delivery firm targeting older customers says the business was going nowhere until they started taking phone orders.
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Mother-daughter relationship turned upside down by Covid

Margaret and Cordelia have seen a reversal in their financial relationship due to the pandemic.
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'Why do I feel pressure to be an entrepreneur?'

Having a side hustle isn't for everyone.
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'We went here, there and everywhere to make it happen'

Budding academic entrepreneurs say that scientific discovery is only the start of the journey.
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