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170,000 jobs in UK’s live music sector ‘will be lost by Christmas’

The UK’s live music sector is facing the loss of 170,000 jobs – almost two-thirds of its workforce – as the beleaguered industry approaches a “cliff edge” after the winding

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William Hill expects to take hit from shock sport results behind closed doors

Bookmaker William Hill has warned that empty sports stadiums are hitting its profits by producing a string of unpredictable results at fixtures being played behind closed doors. Bookies expect to

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Sky to open network of high street stores across UK

Sky is to launch a network of high street stores across the UK, saying it wants them to become “social hubs for shoppers”, with the first one opening in Liverpool

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Which aspect of US economic inequality is most worrying?

Inequality has been seizing ever more of the public’s attention in recent years, reflected everywhere from papal encyclicals and economic tomes by French socialists to technical academic debates and the

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Lawsuit against Google is a significant and long overdue moment

The share price of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, did not shudder as the US justice department filed its historic lawsuit. The company remains a $1tn enterprise that can hire America’s

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Tier 3 lockdowns: how each region’s support package compares

Greater ManchesterManchester graphicGreater Manchester is home to 10 councils and the largest labour market outside south-east England. Highly skilled jobs have grown over the past decade, but most work is

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UK borrowing on course to exceed £1bn a day but markets unperturbed

First it was the postponement of the budget. Now it is the scrapping of plans for a three-year spending review. Long-term economic strategy has been abandoned in favour of a

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