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Unite continues British Airways talks over coronavirus threat to jobs

Talks are continuing on Thursday over the fate of thousands of British Airways workers who face being laid off because of the coronavirus crisis. The...

EasyJet founder demands vote on sacking of director in £4.5bn plane order row

The founder of easyJet has demanded a vote on whether to sack one of the company’s directors, in a row over a £4.5 billion...

T-Mobile merges with Sprint and CEO steps down

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The companies...

April frost kills off early market buds as FTSE falls again

Shares in London’s biggest companies were dragged lower on Wednesday after banks slashed their dividends and the US warned hundreds of thousands of Americans...

Laura Ashley to axe 268 jobs following administration

Laura Ashley is to cut 268 jobs in the UK after the British fashion retailer slid into administration last week. Administrators for the high street...

British banks suspend dividends to save money for coronavirus fight

Britain’s biggest banks have become the latest to scrap their dividends, as businesses scramble to save money by stopping payments to shareholders amid the...

China’s Huawei says 2019 sales up 19% despite US sanctions

Chinese tech giant Huawei has said its sales of smartphones and other products grew by double digits last year despite US sanctions but warned...

Shell warns over hit of up to €730m after oil price crash

Royal Dutch Shell has warned it expects to take a hit of up to $800m (€730m) in the first quarter as the coronavirus crisis...

Johnson and Johnson to start coronavirus vaccine trials in coming months

Johnson and Johnson will start coronavirus vaccine trials in humans later this year. The pharmaceutical company said if all goes well, it hopes the drug...

Markets continue to feel brunt of virus outbreak

Asian shares started the week with fresh losses as the coronavirus outbreak continues to shut down travel and business in many parts of the...

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released from US prison as coronavirus precaution

US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been freed from a New York prison because his asthma puts him in danger of catching coronavirus, authorities have...

Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until end of April

President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking...

‘Quarantine Radio’ is in full effect

Quarantine! Quarantine! Quarantine! This global lockdown has created a lot of boredom for many, but some are finding new ways to be creative using the...

1,500 ventilators a week to roll off UK production lines by May, say manufacturers

At least 1,500 ventilators a week could be rolling off British production lines by the end of the month to help in the fight...

Effectiveness of school closures in historic pandemics put under the microscope

New research has given some insight into the effectiveness of school closures during a pandemic, by studying behaviours during disease outbreaks of the past. A...
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