High street chain Boots and department store chain John Lewis are cutting a total of more than 5,000 jobs - blamed on the impact of COVID-19.
As Britain sought to assemble its coronavirus testing programme, all the usual rules were broken.
A £1bn-plus rescue deal for Virgin Atlantic Airways rests on the outcome of crunch talks taking place during the coming days between the airline founded by Sir Richard Branson and two big payment processors.
Britons eating out will get discounted food, house buyers will pay less stamp duty and companies will get bonuses for retaining workers under the chancellor's plans to kickstart the UK economy.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a "plan for jobs" to stimulate Britain's battered economy.
Scientists have figured out how to pinpoint the location of someone flying a drone based purely on its flight path, rather than having to intercept and triangulate radio signals.
Thousands of workers whose jobs put them at higher risk of catching coronavirus will be tested even if they have no symptoms.
Elon Musk says Tesla is "very close" to developing a completely autonomous driving system, the basics of which he is confident will be completed before the end of the year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a tricky task in spending new money earmarked to help the economy recover from the pandemic as the total taxpayer bill climbs to £190bn, a respected think-tank has said.
Department store chain John Lewis has said eight of its shops will not reopen from lockdown, putting 1,300 jobs at risk.
Directors from Britain's leading audit firms have been summoned for talks with the industry regulator amid mounting boardroom concerns about the break-up plan it confirmed this week.
Rishi Sunak has told Sky News there will be "difficult times ahead" despite new emergency measures to kickstart the economy after the coronavirus lockdown.
Ofgem has run into opposition from energy network companies after it told them to spend more of customers' bills on green investment and less delivering returns to shareholders.
Scientists believe they may have stumbled on a new dinosaur species that lived in the Arctic 70 million years ago when the region was warmer than it is now.
Before considering the detail of what we've heard about today it's worth remembering that we are still only in the middle of a long economic saga.
Richard Baker, the former Boots boss who helped to engineer Britain's biggest-ever private equity-led takeover of a FTSE-100 company, will this week unveil the inaugural deal for his new investment vehicle.
Ryanair has confirmed a union deal to secure "hundreds" of cabin crew jobs threatened by the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
Surgeons in Italy have successfully separated conjoined twins whose skulls were fused at the back, and who are now expected to go on to live normal lives.
Shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo have lost almost half their market value in little over a week as it grapples allegations about illegal working conditions at a clothing factory.
An early-stage investor in Deliveroo, the takeaway app, is taking a stake in Kbox, a technology company which helps restaurants utilise spare kitchen capacity to fulfil orders for other food brands.
The single most welcome measure in the chancellor's summer statement, so far as businesses will be concerned, was the VAT reduction on food, accommodation and attractions.
Rail and bus operator FirstGroup has seen its shares hit the buffers after warning it might not survive a collapse in passenger numbers.
Logistics firm DHL is cutting up to 2,200 jobs at Jaguar Land Rover factories as the car sector wrestles with the "unprecedented impact" of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will spend £2bn funding hundreds of thousands of "work placements" to keep young people off the dole in his emergency economic update to MPs on Wednesday.
Former partners at Bell Pottinger, the public relations firm which collapsed in 2017 amid a scandal over its work for one of South Africa's wealthiest families, are facing the prospect of lengthy boardroom bans.
Portugal is in talks with the British government over its exclusion from a list of countries exempt from the coronavirus travel quarantine.
The World Health Organisation has recognised there is "evidence emerging" of airborne transmission of coronavirus, which could lead to changes of guidance on distancing.
Over the past few months, millions of us have been directly affected by the unprecedented coronavirus support schemes unleashed by the Treasury.
A newly-discovered species of seaweed is spreading rapidly and killing large patches of coral in one of the most protected ocean environments in the world, researchers have said.
Workers offered regular coronavirus tests by their employers will not face an increased tax bill, the Treasury has confirmed.
Regulators have agreed penalties totalling $150m (£119m) with Deutsche Bank for alleged compliance failures in its dealings with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and two other banks.
Newspaper publisher Reach is to axe 550 jobs, or 12% of its workforce, in an overhaul designed to cut costs by £35m a year.
The cost of taxpayer subsidies for jobs has climbed above £35bn while the value of business loans underwritten by the government has reached £45bn, the latest figures on the impact of COVID-19 show.
Ineos has suspended plans to build a new 4x4 vehicle in south Wales and may make the vehicle at a site in France instead.
The private equity backer of one of Britain's biggest networks of car repair workshops is hunting a new owner five years after it last changed hands.
German engineering company Festo has created robotic birds capable of amazingly realistic flight.
A dossier linked to former spy Christopher Steele accuses China of seeking to influence elite figures in British politics, business and academia.
UK shopping visits are still only at half the level of last year and the reopening of pubs and cafes failed to deliver a hoped-for boost, according to industry figures.
The governor of the Bank of England has postponed a rare meeting with a Tory backbench committee which would have taken place just after the chancellor's economic update.
Deliveroo is trying to bolster its credentials as a supporter of independent British restaurants by launching a direct tipping function on its app during a period when many local operators are fighting for survival.
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.
Homeowners will get vouchers of up to £5,000 to make energy-saving improvements to their properties.
Another day, another announcement on job losses.
OnlyFans, a content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, could face a VAT bill covering more than three years' worth of uncollected taxes, Sky News has learnt.
Global stock markets have surged despite rising clusters of coronavirus infections threatening to derail economic recovery.
Israel's government has ordered the immediate closure of bars, gyms, nightclubs, swimming pools and event halls after a spike in coronavirus cases.
Life at Aviva, the UK's second-biggest insurance company by stock market value, is seldom dull.
A millionaire businessman has lost his bid to bring a High Court challenge against the government over the coronavirus lockdown.
TransferWise, the British fintech champion, is on the brink of joining an exclusive club of UK start-ups to achieve $5bn (£4bn) valuations with a share offering that is attracting interest from major global investors.
The Earth's magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought, according to a new study.
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate one of its suppliers in Leicester over claims staff have been made to work for less than minimum wage.
Demand for new cars fell by 34.9% last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
An Alpine glacier is turning pink in colour because of an algae that accelerates the effects of climate change, scientists have said.
The aggressive American hedge fund which owns Waterstones, Britain's biggest independent bookshop chain, is plotting a takeover of the embattled restaurant operator behind Café Rouge and Las Iguanas.
Pilots' union BALPA has told members it has reached an outline deal with British Airways (BA) management about job cuts and changes to pay and conditions.
Pret A Manger is to permanently close 30 shops as a result of "significant operating losses", putting at least 1,000 jobs at risk.
Elon Musk has followed through on a joke to sell short shorts through Tesla's online store, which briefly went offline when the items debuted this weekend.
The UK construction industry saw a "steep rebound" in output during June as more building sites reopened due to the coronavirus lockdown easing.
A massive £1.57bn coronavirus lifeline for the arts is being promised by the government, but theatres and music venues could still remain closed until next year.
The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group is stepping down next year after a decade in the job.
A charity has warned that debt is the "sleeping giant" of problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
Companies will be paid £1,000 bonuses by the government to hire young people as trainees, the chancellor will announce as part of his rescue plan for Britain's post-coronavirus economic recovery.
The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns.
One of Britain's oldest regional newspaper groups has put itself up for sale as it races to find new investors willing to plug a funding deficit exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disastrous impact on industry-wide advertising revenues.
Deborah Haynes has travelled to war zones and interviewed prime ministers, but this week Sky's foreign affairs editor also gave us a glimpse into the juggle faced by many working parents during lockdown.
Thousands of businesses across England can reopen today in the most significant easing of lockdown rules so far.
Pubs in England will be allowed to open from 6am today as punters prepare to order their first pint in more than three months.
A full list of the countries exempt from England's coronavirus travel quarantine has been released by the government.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with planning to supply firearms, ammunition and drugs after police arrested hundreds of suspected criminals.
Police have arrested hundreds of suspected top-tier criminals involved in murder, gun smuggling and drug trafficking after infiltrating their encrypted phone system.
The home shopping tycoon who was among the most prominent business backers of Britain's departure from the EU has put his company up for sale just months before the end of the Brexit transition period.
The chief executive of Intu Properties, Britain's biggest shopping centre owner, has left the company a week after it crashed into insolvency proceedings.
Two of Britain’s biggest blue-chip companies are on course to win shareholder approval next week for revamped executive pay schemes that could help to defuse renewed tensions over boardroom incentives.
Tesla has denied firing employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, contrary to media reports.
The headhunter which was asked to identify female candidates to become the next Bank of England governor is to find a new chief for the City's most influential lobbying group amid a sexism row.
A pilot whose seaplane crashed in 2017 killing five Britons is likely to have had his ability to fly impaired by carbon monoxide, according to investigators.
More than 50 countries will be exempt from England's coronavirus quarantine, the transport secretary has told Sky News.
A closely-watched gauge of business activity has pointed to a levelling off following the coronavirus slump but a continuing surge in unemployment.
Tourism bosses in Cornwall say COVID-19 has already cost the sector more than £650m in lost revenue and are warning there will be no "speedy recovery" when the industry reopens on Saturday.
The UK is "not out of the woods yet" and people must be cautious when visiting bars and restaurants this weekend, the prime minister will warn.
The number of job adverts in the UK has increased, new research suggests, as sectors such as hospitality start to emerge from months of lockdown.
Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company's encrypted phones.
Donald Trump said the US economy was "roaring back" after new figures showed a record 4.8 million net jobs were created last month.
Accenture is to cut up to 900 UK jobs, blaming "additional strain" on the business caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Casual Dining Group, owner of Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas, is to cut more than 1,900 jobs and close 91 restaurants after calling in administrators.
A will-writing app that has seen a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic has secured millions of pounds in new investment from a backer of MatchesFashion.com.
The owner of the All Bar One and Harvester chains has revealed it was forced to throw out or donate up to £11m of stock as the coronavirus lockdown began.
The owner of Primark says it is placing over £1bn in orders for the autumn and winter season ahead following an "encouraging" start to coronavirus lockdown re-openings.
Katie Price has told MPs her disabled son Harvey has been the target of "disgusting and despicable" abuse from online trolls.
SoftBank, the Japanese technology giant, and an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund are in talks to back a controversial UK government-led bid for OneWeb, the collapsed satellite operator.
Downing Street has warned people not to "overdo it" when the coronavirus lockdown in England is eased this weekend.
As an employee of Linklaters, the "Magic Circle" law firm, Dominic Raab worked in the fields of competition law and project finance.
At least 113 people have been killed after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar left workers trapped under a mound of refuse.
Purchasing loot boxes in video games is equivalent to gambling, according to a House of Lords committee, which recommends that the controversial products be regulated under the Gambling Act.
The UK has said it "unequivocally recognises" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president in a crucial ruling over the fate of £800m in gold bullion being held in the Bank of England's vaults.
One of the UK's biggest building materials groups is braced for an ugly shareholder revolt next week over a £350,000 one-off payment to its new chief executive.
Scientists have discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering the first ever glimpse of the interior of these mysterious planets.
Another of the high street's ubiquitous Italian restaurant chains has begun exploring a sale as it seeks new backers to enable it to survive the coronavirus crisis.
More cheap drugs are being looked into as potential coronavirus treatments, one expert has told Sky News, while the government has confirmed it has enough stocks of the promising remdesivir despite fears of a global shortage.