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Rules of origin: Why are Percy Pigs a headache for M&S?

Rules of origin are a key part of the UK’s trade deal with the EU. What are they?

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How much can Joe Biden get done on the US economy?

President-elect Joe Biden called for $1.9tn in pandemic aid, part of a two-step rescue plan to boost the US economy.

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Protecting fragile ecosystems from lithium mining

More lithium is needed to supply the electric car market, but can it be produced in a sustainable way?

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‘It kind of makes debt cool – and it’s not’

Some MPs worry “buy now, pay later” services could be tempting online shoppers into overspending.

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Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood sells his recordings to BMG

The company acquires 300 recordings, or “18 hours of drumming”, from the Fleetwood Mac founder.

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Has coronavirus made us more ethical consumers?

Studies show shoppers on both sides of the Atlantic are more ethically and environmentally minded.

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CEO Secrets: ‘I couldn’t build a company on my own’

The co-founders of German nutritional drink start-up YFood explain why they rely on each other.

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Supermarket staff: ‘We’re lucky if people wear masks’

Shop workers say the third lockdown is the worst ever for customers not sticking to safety rules.

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Smart locks: Convenience comes with security doubts

More people are using digital locks for their houses, but how secure are they?

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UK leading the way in use of language-learning apps

As the pandemic has given us time to fill, more of us are learning a new language.