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Singapore vending machines now dispense salmon, crab and even cacti

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 23:53
The city state has a dizzying array of vending machines, dispensing everything from cacti to pizza.

Leon boss warns longer lockdown 'will cost lives'

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 13:10
John Vincent says extending lockdowns, even by a number of weeks, "matters hugely".

HSBC fraud helpline's 20-hour wait 'disgraceful'

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 01:58
The daughter of a fraud victim says it took hours to speak to staff after thousands were stolen from her father's bank account.

Is business the 'path to peace' in the Middle East?

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 22:32
How peace between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain is reshaping business and the region's alliances.

Maersk: Consumers can foot shipping's climate change bill

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 22:31
From footwear to medical equipment, shipping can be a big part of any product's carbon emissions.

Holidays: Travel industry begs for 'route out of crisis'

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 22:31
Industry figures have urged the prime minister to provide a "roadmap" to get people travelling again.

Covid: Matt Hancock acted unlawfully over pandemic contracts

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 16:02
The health secretary breached his "legal obligation" to publish details of deals, the High Court rules.

NatWest sets aside £3.2bn to cover bad loans

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:24
The bank sinks to a loss but will resume dividend payments to shareholders

Uber drivers are workers not self employed, Supreme Court rules

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:10
Long running court battle ends with ruling ride hailing app drivers are workers not self-employed.

Retail sales slump in January amid lockdown

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:42
Sales fell sharply last month with much of the High Street closed amid the latest Covid restrictions.

UK government borrowing hits highest January level since records began

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:24
It is the first time in 10 years that more have been borrowed than collected as tax and other income.

Huawei turns to pig farming during US sanctions

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 04:16
The Chinese smartphone giant is also pivoting into coal mining technology in its search for new revenues.

UK to launch 'high risk' science agency

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:09
The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.

The search widens for hot rocks that provide power

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:03
Geothermal power projects have seen a surge of investment as countries encourage renewable energy.

'We can't get a refund for our flights'

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:01
Holidaymakers prevented from flying by travel restrictions or lockdowns may not be entitled to a refund.

Robinhood boss says GameStop episode 'unacceptable'

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:00
Lawmakers grill key players in the GameStop trading frenzy at a hearing in Washington.

Norfolk Vanguard: Ministers wrong over wind farm go-ahead, says judge

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:14
The resident who brought legal action says a High Court judge's decision is a "very good start".

Slash business rates to save High Street, says Next boss

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:13
Boss Lord Wolfson says that unless rates are lowered, many shops will have to close unnecessarily.

McDonald's looks for 'gender parity' by 2030

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:54
The fast-food chain has been under fire over racial discrimination and handling of sexual harassment claims.

Crispin Odey indecent assault case: Hedge fund boss 'groped like an octopus'

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:27
Crispin Odey put his hand down a young colleague's shirt and up her skirt, a court hears.