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Student rent: 'We're paying for a service we're not getting'

The BBC has discovered sharp contrasts in the way universities are handling rent for unused accommodation.

Brexit parcel price shock: 'I had to pay £30 for a gift'

It's not just shoppers facing surprise costs when EU parcels arrive, but what is behind the charges?

Big rise in redundancies among young people

People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.

Co-op and Morrisons payment problems investigated

Supermarkets say card payment problems that led to long queues are resolved, but cause still unknown

Covid vaccine hopes lift IMF's global growth forecast

The IMF raises its economic growth estimate on expectations that vaccines will allow activity to recover.

Rolls-Royce facing £2bn cash reserve hit as flight numbers fall

The company is set to burn through more cash than expected this year as Covid hits the travel sector.

Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’

Crew are asking to be designated 'key workers' so they can go home without risking public health.

Janet Yellen to be first female US treasury secretary

The Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as first female treasury secretary in US history.

Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers

The money comes from the liquidation of a firm co-founded by the disgraced film producer.

Pandemic prompts Super Bowl ad rethink in US

Budweiser will not advertise during the Super Bowl for the first time in 37 years.

Covid vaccines: Casino boss resigns after jumping queue

Rod Baker and his wife travelled to the Canadian Arctic and posed as local workers to get the jab.

Deloitte Football Money League: Pandemic set to cost top clubs over £1.7bn

The coronavirus pandemic will cost Europe's 20 richest football clubs over £1.7bn by the end of this season.

Covid: Hays Travel to close 89 shops as lockdown delays 'bounce back'

The third national lockdown and travel ban meant the travel firm "had to act", a spokeswoman says.

'A spike in pandemic-related investments'

EY Africa's Sandile Hlophe tells the BBC how foreign direct investment in Africa is faring.

Why your face could be set to replace your bank card

Already widely used in China, facial recognition payment is now expanding in other countries.

How Covid turbocharged the QR revolution

As a cheap and reliable way to store information, the humble QR code is finding new uses.

Can a Nudge or two make us better savers?

A government-backed firm is looking for new ways to get people to put money aside for a "rainy day".

'I've never met my team but have lunch with them weekly'

Some firms are encouraging staff who are working from home to take their lunch breaks together.

How to investigate a firm with 60 million documents

Artificial intelligence helped investigators in a daunting examination of Airbus's business.

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