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Working-from-home guidance shift 'may not save my shop'

End of work-from-home guidance a boost for hospitality, while nightclubs welcome scrapping of Covid passes.

Unilever says it will not increase £50bn bid for rival

Consumer goods giant Unilever says it will not sweeten its bid for the healthcare arm of GlaxoSmithKline.

US and UK finally sit down on steel tariffs

The US and UK have opened formal discussions on border taxes on UK steel and aluminium.

Boss behind mass Zoom firing back in charge

Better.com boss Vishal Garg took time off after his handling of mass job cuts sparked outrage.

Prices of homes on South West coast rising fastest

UK house prices rose 10% last year, official figures show, with demand highest in the South West of England.

What high inflation means - in 90 seconds

The BBC's consumer affairs correspondent, Colletta Smith, breaks it down.

Surging food prices push inflation to 30-year high

The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.

Gen Z on battling soaring inflation for the first time

Those aged 18 to 25 have never experienced inflation before in their lives - how are they coping?

Inflation: Seven reasons why the cost of living is going up around the world

Global inflation - the rate at which prices rise - is at its highest since 2008. Here are seven reasons why.

Millionaires ask to pay more tax

A group of more than 100 of the richest people say current tax systems are "not fair".

Sony slides on Microsoft-Activision Blizzard tie-up plan

The deal would be a major step for Microsoft's Xbox gaming brand in its battle against Sony's PlayStation.

Council-backed energy firm Together Energy latest to go bust

Together Energy, which was backed by Warrington Borough Council, ceases trading due to high gas prices.

More expats may quit Hong Kong over its tough Covid laws: Survey

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong pointed to border closures as an issue for those surveyed.

Oil prices hit seven-year high after attack

An attack on fuel trucks in the Middle East and hopes for a global economic recovery have driven up prices.

Dairylea cheese ad banned for showing girl eating upside down

Fourteen people complained about the advert, including one viewer who said a toddler had copied it.

Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports

Airlines have pushed for postponement, saying risks from 5G will force them to cancel flights.

Backlash as US billionaire dismisses Uyghur abuse

Chamath Palihapitiya says he and most Americans "don't care" about alleged human rights abuse of the Uyghur minority.

Phoenix Group drops 'energetic' from job ads to woo older applicants

Phoenix Group says words like "energetic" and "enthusiastic" may discourage older job applicants.

Pay rises fail to keep up with the cost of living

Data shows weekly wage growth fell for the first time since July 2020 but vacancies hit a new record.

What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?

The cost of living is at its highest rate for 10 years and is expected to increase further.

Aldi opens its first till-free supermarket

The supermarket will bill people after they leave the store as part of a trial using new technology.

Pension Wise: MPs call for automatic pension help appointments

Savers are struggling to navigate the "pensions minefield" and need more support, according to MPs.

Microsoft set to buy Call of Duty maker

It's the biggest deal in gaming history, bringing some of the world's most popular titles to Game Pass.

Morrisons confirms sick pay cut for unvaccinated staff

The supermarket joins a list of firms which pay the legal minimum to unvaccinated staff obliged to isolate.

Hong Kong police charge two former aircrew over Covid rules

If convicted, the two former flight attendants could face up to six months in prison.

US airlines warn of impending 5G flight disruption

Airlines say the start of 5G mobile phone services on Wednesday will hit aircraft navigation systems.

China's Xi Jinping defends 'common prosperity' crackdowns

The Chinese leader made the comments during an address to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

Amazon halts plan to block UK Visa credit cards amid talks

Plans to block the cards are halted as the two sides continue to try to resolve a dispute over payment fees.

UK train services cut due to Covid staff absences

Train operators switch to emergency timetables as a result of high staff sickness rates.

Credit Suisse boss Horta-Osorio resigns over Covid breaches

Antonio Horta-Osorio leaves the bank after breaking UK quarantine rules to watch tennis at Wimbledon.

Funeral costs drop for first time in 18 years

A report says the cost fell by 3.1% but the cheapest type of funeral - a direct cremation - rose in price.

Unilever looks set to continue pursuing £50bn-plus mega-merger

The maker of Marmite and PG Tips says buying GlaxoSmithKline's healthcare arm would be a "strong fit".

ScotWind offshore auction raises £700m

Crown Estate Scotland said 17 projects have been chosen in the first leasing round in a decade.

Wealth of world's 10 richest men doubled in pandemic, Oxfam says

Covid-19 has made the rich richer while poverty has increased, the charity Oxfam says.

Cladding crisis: Norwegian wealth fund urged to pressure firms and builders

Grenfell survivors have asked a huge public fund to have 11 firms "resolve" buildings' fire safety defects.

China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows

Compared to a year earlier, the economy grew 4% in the last three months of 2021, official figures show.

What can we do to get more women into coding?

How visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools used to teach kids coding should be adapted for adults.

How delivery apps created 'the Netflix of food ordering'

Innovative food delivery apps offer everything from multiple restaurant orders to home chef cuisine.

Colombo Port City: A new Dubai or a Chinese enclave?

China is helping Sri Lanka build a new city to rival global offshore centres. Who will it benefit?

Energy bills: 'It feels like I'm sleeping outside'

People tell of their struggles to cope, with energy bills set to soar by more than £700 this year.

The people using YouTube to pay for their French chateau

How chateaux owners are using advertising revenues from social media posts to earn a living.

The controversy of wood pellets as a green energy source

Wood pellets are touted as a 'green' way to make electricity, but many reject these claims.

The AI software that could turn you in to a music star

Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to write tracks that earn streaming service royalties.

CES: Should the world’s biggest tech show have gone ahead?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has gone ahead in Las Vegas, despite the pandemic.

Lithuania: The European state that dared to defy China then wobbled

It stood up to China over Taiwan, but this week Lithuania's president said it made a mistake.

The woman working to get unwanted food to the hungry

Maria Rose Belding explains how she started a US database to distribute unwanted food to the hungry.

Caviar sales soar as more people get a taste for posh fish eggs

Global producers of caviar say that demand has soared since the first lockdown.

Is there a better way to make new resolutions stick?

There are lots of apps that promise to make you healthier and happier but are they any good?

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