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Mortgage competition hots up as rates decision looms

Lenders cut the cost of new mortgages, with hopes of further falls, but many homeowners are still stretched.

Carpetright close to collapse with 1,800 jobs at risk

The retailer says it intends to appoint administrators while it works to secure extra funding.

Unilever to slash a third of European workforce

The biggest job cuts at the company for decades are part of an effort to revive growth.

‘We won’t run out of beer’: Pubs prep for Euro final

A surge in beer, burger, and pizza sales is expected ahead of England's match with Spain on Sunday.

EU says X’s blue tick accounts deceive users

The EU says the way the social media site designs and operates blue tick accounts "deceives" users.

Dover port warns of up to two-hour waits at peak times

New EU border checks and travel for the Olympics will increase congestion at the UK's busiest port.

Why both businesses and scammers love India's payment system

Fast and free, India's UPI payments system has been a big success, but has attracted scammers.

Post Office boss to step back to prepare for inquiry

Nick Read will step back from his duties to focus on preparing for the final stage of the Horizon IT inquiry.

Pioneering British AI chip designer bought by Japanese firm

Graphcore was once considered one of the country's most promising start-ups, with a £2bn valuation.

Row over rise in water bills as firms say it's not enough

Water firms have hit out at bill rises of £94 over the next five years after wanting bigger hikes.

Water bills: How much will I have to pay?

The regulator sets price limits for England and Wales, but water bills vary across the country.

UK economy grew faster than expected in May

A strong performance from the retail and construction sectors helped the economy grow by 0.4%.

Influencers plead not guilty in Instagram trading trial

Geordie Shore's Scott Timlin is among those pleading not guilty of promoting the Instagram scheme.

Millions of people not working is ‘unacceptable’ says Labour

Rising levels of worklessness require "immediate action", the new Labour government has said.

US inflation cools to slowest pace in a year

Prices in the US rose 3% over the 12 months to June, lifting hopes that the inflation problem is subsiding.

Thousands could make claims after BA flight delay ruling

The ruling against British Airways has the potential to affect thousands of airline claims every year.

Archegos founder Bill Hwang convicted of fraud

The collapse of Archegos Capital Management caused billions of dollars in losses for several big banks.

China rocked by cooking oil contamination scandal

The controversy over claims fuel tankers were used for food products has been trending on social media.

Musk defeats ex-Twitter staff seeking $500m in severance

A US judge dismissed the case, one of several filed in the aftermath of Mr Musk's takeover of the site.

Staff allowed to choose working hours in new trial

The project will build on the original 2022 trial looking at a four-day working week.

US in fresh crackdown on Chinese steel imports

The US said it was targeting firms from China and other countries diverting trade through Mexico.

South East Water warns it needs more investor cash

South East Water warns it needs more money from investors ahead of an Ofwat ruling on spending.

Carney: Household bills will fall with new tech

Green technologies will help drive down bills by the end of the decade after initial investment, he says.

Union calls Tata jobs talks extremely positive

Tata Steel will close the second of its Port Talbot blast furnaces in September.

Is AI the answer for better government services?

Governments are experimenting with AI chatbots that can give help and advice.

Samsung becomes first tech giant to launch a smart ring

The devices have high profile users, including Kim Kardashian and and some England footballers.

Sleep could be boosted by saving small amounts

A quarter of UK adults have less than £100 tucked away, but a report says a savings habit aids mental wellbeing.

Will K-pop's AI experiment pay off?

Some of the genre's biggest names are now using artificial intelligence, but fans are divided.

'Protectionism eroding global business' - world trade chief

The boss of the World Trade Organization warns the global economy is facing numerous challenges.

Could the 'flying piano' help transform air cargo?

A Texas start-up is developing cargo gliders that would be towed behind a jet.

Would having an AI boss be better than your current human one?

Companies are now experimenting with using AI systems to manage their staff.

How Microsoft and Nvidia bet correctly to leapfrog Apple

The two tech firms were among the first to see the commercial potential of AI.

The fastest data in the world

Researchers are seeing how fast data can be delivered amid rising demand for bandwidth.

What is 'AI washing' and why is it a problem?

Tech firms commonly highlight their use of AI, but in some cases it may be exaggerated.

The screen tech that can do almost anything

New technology promises TV and phone screens that use much less electricity than current models.

Huge Saudi construction projects 'might get scaled down'

Funding concerns are expected to see Saudi Arabia reduce its giant building schemes.

How mobile phone networks are embracing AI

Providers are increasing using artificial intelligence to maintain a reliable service.

Could brain-like computers be a 'competition killer'?

Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.

Too much of a good thing? Spain's green energy can exceed demand

Spain is looking at storing electricity or increasing demand to solve electricity oversupply.

The battle for Gen Z social shoppers

If TikTok is banned in the US, where might its social shoppers go?

'We are creating new crops five-times faster'

How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.

'Insane' amounts of data spurs new storage tech

Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.

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