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Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks through Manchester city centre
Today’s big question

Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?

Brexit and Covid-19 among explanations as festive supply chain blame game begins
15 Oct 2021
Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Focus

Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Facebook knows its products are destructive, but it does not appear to be doing everything it can to fix them
15 Oct 2021
Welcome to the metaverse 
Horizon Workrooms: the office of the future?
In Depth

Welcome to the metaverse 

The metaverse is Silicon Valley’s new obsession. Could it change the world?
15 Oct 2021
The interest rate debate
Clouds over the City: is there trouble ahead?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The interest rate debate

Is the Bank of England’s apparent volte-face on inflation justified?
15 Oct 2021
Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again
Asos online fashion website
In Brief

Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again

Share price tumbles following the departure of CEO Nick Beighton
14 Oct 2021
Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port
Felixstowe port
Why we’re talking about . . .

Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port

Lorry driver shortages are contributing to delays at key port
13 Oct 2021
Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants
Beer pumps in a pub
In Focus

Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants

GDP is boosted by reopening of hospitality and leisure, but licensed premises remain in limbo
13 Oct 2021

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Why more women are becoming tradespeople
Woman plumber fixing waste pipe under sink
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Why more women are becoming tradespeople

Shifting attitudes and working practices are driving changes, but barriers still remain
13 Oct 2021
Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008
Mortgage rates
In Focus

Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008

Homeowners to be hit by interest hikes as Bank of England tries to rein in inflation
12 Oct 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
Olly Mann and The Week Unwrapped podcast panel
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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
Netflix show Squid Game
Expert’s view

Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?
Newcastle United Football Club
View from the terraces

Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?

The ‘dismal days of Mike Ashley are over’ as new owners spell out club’s ambitions
8 Oct 2021
What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
Today’s big question

What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private
Morrisons supermarket
In Focus

Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private

Last weekend’s auction proved ‘strangely underwhelming’
8 Oct 2021
What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?

Russia accused of using the energy crisis to speed up approval of controversial pipeline
7 Oct 2021
The Bond market: 007’s economic impact
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

The Bond market: 007’s economic impact

What the experts said about the film franchise’s latest blockbuster
7 Oct 2021
Britain’s most expensive streets
Kensington Palace Gardens
The wish list

Britain’s most expensive streets

New names sneak into list of priciest roads
7 Oct 2021
‘Off the charts spike’: how high could oil prices rise? 
Oil drills
In Focus

‘Off the charts spike’: how high could oil prices rise? 

US crude hits seven-year high as Opec+ resists pressure to ramp up production 
6 Oct 2021
Universal Credit cut: a guide to financial aid alternatives
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Universal Credit cut: a guide to financial aid alternatives

Boris Johnson defends £20-a-week cut by arguing that taxpayers should not ‘subsidise’ low pay
6 Oct 2021
Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Behind the scenes

Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office

Share price is hit by global service outage and whistleblower allegations
5 Oct 2021
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 Oct 2021
Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Business Briefing

Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy

Britain’s bloated public finances are ‘a matter of growing concern’
1 Oct 2021
Investing in China: what do the experts think?
Construction work in Guangzhou, China
Expert’s view

Investing in China: what do the experts think?

Some have been predicting a full-scale ‘China crisis’ for years, while others are spying opportunities
30 Sep 2021
Rolls-Royce ‘Spectre’: the first all-electric Roller
Rolls-Royce Spectre electric car
In pictures

Rolls-Royce ‘Spectre’: the first all-electric Roller

British luxury car company’s entire fleet will be fully electric by 2030
29 Sep 2021
End of the furlough scheme: what next? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Business Briefing

End of the furlough scheme: what next? 

1.6m workers were still being supported by the scheme in July 
28 Sep 2021
Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  
Panic buying has caused a petrol crisis in the UK 
The latest on . . .

Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  

Ministers play down shortages fears and insist UK has ‘plenty of petrol’
27 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
Universal Music: don’t stop me now…
Lucian Grainge is CEO of Universal Music Group
In Brief

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…

Investors are betting heavily that the ‘boom’ in music streaming ‘still has a long way to go’
24 Sep 2021
TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News
Piers Morgan in 2019
In Depth

TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News

Piers Morgan has been hired as the star of the new channel
23 Sep 2021
The Chase app: challenging the challengers
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: fintech challenge
Expert’s view

The Chase app: challenging the challengers

JPMorgan Chase has launched a digital bank in London
23 Sep 2021
‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 
DAZN cameraman
In Focus

‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 

Deal would see the streaming company acquire Premier League rights
22 Sep 2021
Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden in the White House
Today’s big question

Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?

London eyeing US-Mexico-Canada pact but economists say benefits of joining would be extremely limited
22 Sep 2021
Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 
Peloton exercise bikes
In Focus

Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 

Exercise equipment company going ‘beyond the home’ following Precor acquisition
22 Sep 2021
How high could UK inflation rise?
Pound coins and bank note
Today’s big question

How high could UK inflation rise?

MP warns cost of living may be the ‘biggest political issue’ in the next decade
21 Sep 2021
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