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Petrol will continue to flow, says transport secretary
The transport secretary says fuel will "continue to flow" and drivers should buy as normal.
Gas crisis leaves Europe searching for solutions
Consumers face a steep rise in energy bills as governments try to fund the move to renewable energy.
Ministers weigh up visa changes to fix staff shortage
The government said it is "looking at options" to deal with labour shortages ahead of Christmas.
Inflation: Bank of England says price rises to top 4% by year-end
The Bank keeps interest rates at 0.1% and says there are signs of slowing economic growth.
Ministers prepare for worst in gas price crisis
Business minister Paul Scully says the government needs to plan for a lengthy spell of high gas prices.
Energy firms' collapse hits 1.5 million customers
The government is understood to have cooled on supporting big energy firms with state-backed loans.
US economy continues to strengthen despite Delta, says Fed
The central bank may start paring back its emergency support for the economy "soon" - but didn't say when.
Joe Biden plays down chances of UK-US trade deal
The US president's comments come as he meets Boris Johnson for talks in the White House.
Pandemic has changed travel forever, says AirBnB boss
Boss Brian Chesky says people are increasingly combining business and leisure travel thanks to remote working.
Inflation to remain higher for two years, warns OECD
The UK is expected to have inflation of 3% at the end of 2022, the highest rate of the advanced economies.
Avro Energy and Green go bust amid warning more to come
Avro and Green collapse, with hundreds of thousands of customers facing higher bills with new suppliers.
German elections: Businesses face future without Merkel
Many companies in Germany are focused on short-term survival in the hope of medium-term revival.
'No clear end to HS2 cost and delays' say MPs
The Public Accounts Committee is "increasingly alarmed" about key parts of the rail project.
Failing energy firms may mean higher bills, warns regulator
Energy supplier Green is the latest firm to announce it is struggling to cope with the gas price crisis.
Where does the UK get its gas and is it facing a shortage this winter?
A surge in gas prices has prompted fears of hard times ahead - but how bad could it get?
Government borrowing higher than expected in August
Borrowing was lower than a year earlier, but was still the second-highest on record for August.
Gas crisis: No chance lights will go out, says government
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says the UK has "more than sufficient capacity" amid gas price spike.
Why taking up an instrument has struck a chord for so many
The pandemic led to around 1m UK adults learning an instrument and many taking music lessons.
The models that turned Instagram into their DIY catwalk
New York Fashion Week marks a tentative return - but how did supermodels keep working through Covid?
Japan's huge army of under-employed ex-housewives
Why women are still battling for better jobs in the world's third largest economy.
The pubs and restaurants counting on Christmas cheer
In a bid to rebound from Covid plans for this year's festive season are under way.
Can the US crack down on fake vaccination cards?
As more people are asked to prove vaccination status, a black market in fake health cards has boomed.
Love and money: Why breaking-up is so hard to do
More people are looking for help in paying for divorces after relationships ended during Covid.
Brazil hopes the world will get a taste for its favourite spirit
With domestic sales of cachaĆ§a falling last year, Brazilian producers want to export more.
Love and money: 'I borrowed from a friend, it went wrong'
After sleeping on the night bus with her daughter, Jo was forced to borrow money.
Should we trust big tech with our health data?
Our medical records are in demand by tech firms who want to use the data to help tackle illnesses.
Why strawberry experts are hoping to serve up an Ace
How a new variety of championship berry may help farmers survive Brexit and the pandemic.
How de-cluttering grew Facebook Marketplace to 1bn users
As Covid shut charity shops thrifty second-hand traders shifted online to bag a bargain, in droves.
The Amazon sellers who sold up and became millionaires
Small e-commerce entrepreneurs have thrived in lockdown - now big money wants to buy them out.
Providing jobs for young people in Brazil
How Brazil's "Favela LinkedIn" and "Street Presidents" schemes are providing jobs for young people.
Street markets: Can councils get redevelopment right?
How the contribution markets make to communities risks being ignored in urban regeneration schemes.
Angela Rayner calls for 'a fair day's pay for a fair day's work'
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner pledges fair pay talks between workers and bosses.
Petrol and driver shortages: 'The fuel is there, it can continue to flow'
The transport secretary says there's no shortage of fuel and the public shouldn't rush to fill up tanks.
Travel experts on changes to international travel rules in England
A surge in holiday bookings is expected after simplified travel rules were announced in England on Friday.
Travel rules: Government scraps amber list and PCR tests for vaccinated
Traffic light system to be reduced to a single red list and testing to be based on vaccination status.
Canada election: Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada
Canada's skyrocketing housing costs have become a key election issue this year.
Tesco launches new refillable shopping with 88 products
Tesco supermarket has launched a zero-waste shopping service, providing customers with containers.