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Failed Asda bid cost Sainsbury's £46m

Image copyright Getty Images The failed bid to merge with rival Asda cost Sainsbury's £46m, the supermarket giant has said.In April, a proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda was blocked by the UK's competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers.Sainsbury's said that like-for-like sales growth slowed in the fourth quarter, especially over…
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Coronavirus: Amazon offers unlimited sick days to halt spread

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon workers can take unlimited sick days this month - but only those in quarantine for the Covid-19 virus will be entitled to extra sick pay.Many US warehouse workers are entitled to only 10 days' leave a year - for all holidays, sickness and emergencies.And some had asked Amazon to change…
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Coronavirus: 'I need gowns, can I call Burberry?' NHS trust boss asks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been UK protests about the lack of PPE for nursing staff The director of a large NHS trust has contacted the BBC asking for the phone numbers of Burberry and Barbour because he does not have enough gowns for his staff working on coronavirus wards.He said his…
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Will we be getting our cash from shops, not ATMs?

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondentPublishedduration23 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesPeople will be able to ask for cash from local shops - even if they do not buy anything, under government plans.The Treasury proposals come amid growing concern over cash deserts, when local communities have little access to notes and coins owing, in part, to the closure…
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Could the next euro crisis come from Italy?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIgnazio Visco: The markets are making us pay for uncertaintyWhile it's easy to get distracted by trade wars or Brexit uncertainty, there's a financial iceberg on the horizon that could threaten all our well-being.Over the years, Italy's government has built up more than £2 trillion of debt…
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UK government spending on virus measures pushes debt to £2 trillion

Image copyright Getty Images UK government debt has risen above £2 trillion for the first time amid heavy spending to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spending on measures such as the furlough scheme means the debt figure now equals the value of everything the UK produces in a year.Total debt hit £2.004tn in…