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'Avoid using the microwave to get faster internet'

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 00:05
With millions of people working from home, media watchdog Ofcom has some tips to boost internet speed.

Global stock markets surge after weeks of losses

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 21:21
The Dow rose more than 11% for its best day since 1933, while the FTSE 100 closed 9% higher.

Coronavirus: No extra help for airlines, chancellor says

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 21:05
Rishi Sunak says bailing out airlines would be a "last resort" as the sector braces for a $252bn loss.

Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:43
Vacuum-maker aims to engineer and make a new type of ventilator, but others are focusing on existing designs.

Coronavirus: Supermarkets limit shoppers as rules tighten

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:24
Shops have brought in a host of measures following the introduction of strict new government curbs.

Coronavirus: Self-employed bailout ‘problematic’

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:42
Rishi Sunak refuses to commit to a precise date for help, saying there are issues about the fairness.

Coronavirus: Bank branches close as virus affects access

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:29
Customers should only call phone lines for the most urgent need, to allow vulnerable people to get through.

Coronavirus: Barclay on government help for self-employed

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:23
The government says self-employed people have not been forgotten when it comes to financial help.

Coronavirus: Construction workers fear for their safety

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:00
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.

Wetherspoon boss suggests staff get a job at Tesco

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:09
Tim Martin says workers can take up jobs with supermarkets following the coronavirus shutdown.

Burger King boss: We’re not going to pay our rent

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 09:59
Hundreds of High Street businesses are set to withhold their quarterly rent payments, due on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 09:20
Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.

US tech giants team up to tackle coronavirus

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 02:47
Online retail giant Amazon and Microsoft's Bill Gates are working together to track the outbreak's spread.

Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 01:38
Start-ups are growing fish "meat" in labs and say it will be competitive with fish from the sea.

Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 00:51
Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

Coronavirus: ‘How is £94 a week going to pay anyone’s bills?’

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 00:48
Freelance gig economy workers say they cannot survive on the support offered by the government.

Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 00:05
The auto industry is pledging to help tackle a shortage of ventilators and masks as virus spreads.

Coronavirus: All non-essential shops to close immediately

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 23:02
Only shops selling essential goods such as food and medicine are now allowed to stay open.

Coronavirus: How to apply for government business support

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 18:03
What help is available for companies dealing with the pandemic, and how can businesses claim it?

Laura Ashley to shut half its shops as seeks buyer

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:13
The furniture and fashion chain says the coronavirus "had an immediate and significant impact on trading".