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Co-op and Morrisons see queues over payments outage

image copyrightBarcroft MediaCo-op, Morrisons and their payments processing provider ACI say they are investigating an IT glitch that created problems for card payments in stores.Long queues were seen outside some of the Co-op's convenience stores from Sunday amid the snow, with some shoppers asked to use cash.Co-op and Morrisons said customers were no longer experiencing…

Janet Yellen to be first female US treasury secretary

image copyrightGetty ImagesJanet Yellen has been confirmed as the first ever female US treasury secretary in a Senate vote.Ms Yellen, who headed the US central bank from 2014 to 2018, earlier won bipartisan support from members of the Senate Finance Committee.She will be responsible for guiding the Biden administration's economic response to the pandemic. The…

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

By Lucy HookerBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage copyrightLili Pirakiimage captionLili Piraki was sent earrings from Greece, but had to pay to receive themA couple of weeks ago Lili Piraki, a London-based journalist, was surprised by a text out of the blue from delivery firm DHL.She was delighted to hear a friend had sent her a present:…

Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’

By Jonathan Josephs & Mary-Ann RussonBusiness reporters, BBC NewsThe fate of more than 200,000 seafarers who play a crucial role in keeping global trade flowing is being labelled a "humanitarian crisis at sea". More than 300 firms and organisations are urging for them to be treated as "key workers", so they can return home without…

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President of Kazakhstan visits pioneering Center of Tomotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, program managed by...

(Astana, Kazakhstan)Yesterday, August 29th, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan visited a newly opened Center of Tomography and Nuclear  Medicine at the National Research Hospital in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. Prime Minister...

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