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Global markets fall after Moderna Omicron warning

Stock markets slide after Moderna boss casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness against new variant.

Inditex: Zara founder’s daughter becomes fashion giant's chair

Marta Ortega has been with the firm for 15 years, starting out as an assistant at its High Street brand Bershka

TSB to close another 70 branches by July

The bank had 475 branches just over a year ago, but a fresh round of closures will leave it with 220.

Covid: 'We’ve had 20 cancellations in one weekend'

As worries emerge over a new Covid variant, hospitality fears it could thwart the busiest time of year.

Mandatory masks: 'We worry people won't shop with us'

Shopkeepers are concerned about enforcing mask-wearing and fear they will have to close again.

EasyJet says Omicron has weakened bookings

But the airline's boss says it is early days and that summer bookings are close to pre-pandemic levels.

Westpac: Australian bank pays out over charging dead people

Australia's second largest bank Westpac has agreed to pay $81m in penalties and compensate customers.

Amazon: Union election to be rerun after claims of foul play

Amazon workers in the US state will get a second chance to unionise in a major blow to the online giant.

MPs back setting new-build house ground rent at one peppercorn a year

People with leases on new-build houses say freeholders are charging them exorbitant amounts.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down from leading the company, saying he's "ready to move on".

Asda charters cargo ship to prevent Christmas shortages

Supermarket says the move ensures it will not run out of decorations, gifts and toys.

Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine

Clearview AI allegedly breached privacy rules and must now delete relevant photos from its records.

Covid: Omicron variant causes passengers to scramble for flights

One traveller told the BBC he had found an alternative flight home, but he faces extra costs of £4,000.

Omicron: What Covid refund rights are there for holidays abroad?

What rights do you have if your holidays plans or rules change, as a new Covid variant affects travel?

Nissan boss warns no end in sight to global chip shortage

The Omicron variant could exacerbate the shortage of chips used in cars, Makoto Uchida tells the BBC.

More work needed to create green jobs, report says

Efforts to create "green jobs" need to intensify if the government is to meet its target, a report says.

Covid: Shoppers asked to respect new mandatory mask rules

The British Retail Consortium says people should show consideration to store workers and other shoppers.

More than 17 million have used buy now, pay later services

Interest in buy now pay later options is surging, with growth fastest among users in their 40s and 50s.

Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder?

The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

Labour shortage: Is Santa Claus coming to town this year?

With fewer Santas donning their suits and more demand for holiday cheer, Santa will be in short supply.

Why broken African phones are shipped to Europe

A lack of recycling facilities in Africa has spurred one Dutch company to import broken phones.

Upcoming Moon missions spur the search for new spacesuits

Nasa has asked the private sector to design new spacesuits that can be used on the Moon.

Browns of Chester: How a city is coping without Debenhams

Browns of Chester served the city for 241 years before it closed when the chain collapsed in May.

Why this city is Europe's best kept cycling secret

Portugal's bike factories have been very busy since April 2020 as cycling has surged in popularity.

CEO Secrets: From Ordsall poverty to being a billionaire

Peter Done, co-founder of Betfred and CEO of Peninsula, shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

Can South Africa embrace renewable energy from the sun?

South Africa's main electricity company Eskom plans to switch from using coal to renewable energy.

The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medal

How a former World War Two pilot came second in a cycling competition for older people.

The small nuclear power plants billed as an energy fix

A host of firms are developing mini nuclear reactors but questions remain over safety and costs.

How pandemic burnout sparked a knitting revival

Covid pushed many of us to ditch screen time for hobbies - knitting was among the most popular.

The boom in buying a car without ever leaving your sofa

Covid changed our shopping habits but will it shift how we make one of our biggest purchases?

The mums using Instagram to offer advice to new parents

Covid has led to an increase in parenting gurus using social media to support new mums and dads.

CEO Secrets: Don't rely on one supplier, have a back-up

Always have a back-up supplier so they can take over if needed, says offcuts boss Nish Parekh.

How smart tech is supporting smallholders in South Africa

Small farms in Africa struggle to compete with commercial agriculture - can new platforms help?

Panini: The sticker firm celebrating 60 years

How the football sticker maker survived a thieving tycoon and competition from Lycra-clad wrestlers.

The robots behind the bar that want to pull your next pint

A growing number of tech firms have developed robots the say could replace bar staff.

Xbox 20th anniversary: 'Will we have TVs in 20 years time?'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks to BBC podcast Press X to Continue on the console's 20th anniversary.

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