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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.

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.

‘I can’t wait to go shopping again, it's been ages’

Some are eager to hit the High Street when non-essential shops reopen on Monday - but others remain wary.

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.

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.

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.

'Lockdown taught us we're more than just a gym'

On Monday, businesses will reopen after months of being closed, but can they adapt to the "new normal"?

Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant

The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.

Amazon defeats historic Alabama union effort

The contest was test for the e-commerce giant, which has faced global criticism for worker treatment.

Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits

The event sees countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.

Is England's café culture set for a boost?

Councils tell the BBC more than 840 pavement licences have been granted in the biggest English cities.

'I'm on day eight and no Covid test has arrived'

Customers say they are being "scammed" by private firms failing to deliver Covid test kits and results.

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak texts to David Cameron released

Labour calls for an inquiry into "lucrative contracts" awarded to an employer of the former PM.

Home movers have a spring in their step, says the Halifax

The stamp duty holiday extension led to a "resurgence" in the housing market in March, the Halifax says.

Covid-19: People can start thinking about foreign travel - Shapps

The transport secretary says people are no longer being advised against booking holidays abroad.

Workers with Down’s syndrome: ‘We feel safe’

Only 5.6% of adults with learning disabilities were in full-time employment last year, research shows.

US blacklists seven Chinese supercomputer groups

President Biden's actions continue US moves to make it harder for China to obtain its technology.

Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment

The Duke of Cambridge says investing in nature is a cost effective way of tackling global warming.

Wiltshire pub's new chalet 'breaks Covid rules'

The bar, with pizza oven and TV, does not comply with outdoor shelter guidelines, a council says.

'Satan Shoes' to be recalled as Nike agrees to settle lawsuit

The art collective that sold the customised sneakers will recall the shoes and offer full refunds.

Why global tax talks are back on the agenda

International efforts to reform business taxation have been given new impetus by the new US administration.

Morrisons to stop selling plastic carrier bags

The supermarket chain will remove 100 million plastic carrier bags from its network over the next year.

Clubhouse: Is the audio app really worth $4bn?

A report suggests Twitter considered paying the sum for the rapidly growing live-audio app.

Women could be owed 'lottery-winning' pension sums

Up to 5,000 female pensioners could be entitled to huge refunds under a little-known-rule, the BBC has learned.

Asos 'rips up the playbook' for pandemic boost

Sales and profits soar at the online fashion group, which now has 25 million customers around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother-daughter relationship turned upside down by Covid

Margaret and Cordelia have seen a reversal in their financial relationship due to the pandemic.

'Why do I feel pressure to be an entrepreneur?'

Having a side hustle isn't for everyone.

'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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