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Santa Claus isn’t taking any chances in this Christmas shop in Stirling, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

IMAGE OF THE WEEK: SANTIBODIES Fair play to Santa Claus, who has an “innate immunity” to Covid-19, US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told US(...)

Elon Musk: he  has added $100.3bn   to his net worth this year

Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex on Monday as the Tesla co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person. (...)

A delivery by drone. Drones have been billed as a future method of delivery for smaller Amazon packages. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Amazon is laying off dozens of R&D and manufacturing staff working on its much-anticipated delivery-drone project as the company turns to outside (...)

The logo of US online retail giant Amazon at the distribution center in Moenchengladbach, western Germany. unveiled its biggest push into selling prescription drugs with the launch of a digital pharmacy and discounts for paying US prime members t(...)

Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric car company Tesla, has made the most money so far this year . File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty)

The world’s billionaires “did extremely well” during the coronavirus pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a record high of $10.2trillion ((...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arriving at the unveiling of the Irish Government’s blueprint for living with Covid-19 in Dublin on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Six months into this crisis, we’re no longer talking about the better world waiting on the other side. The goalposts for our exit plan have shifted fr(...)

Swiss business theorist Alexander Osterwalder. ““Testing and adapting a business idea until it works is a radically different skill set than managing a business”

With many once powerful business organisations now resting in the corporate graveyard, it is a brave company that views itself as invincible. All the (...)

Centibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The word ‘centibillionaire’ has entered into common usage for someone with a net worth of more than $100 billion. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

One year ago, there were just two centibillionaires, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Recently, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has joined the Amazon and Micros(...)

Facebook chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg: his wealth has crossed $100bn. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Billionaires are small town; for elite bragging rights “centibillionaire” is the new threshold. The word had little cause to be used before 2018, when(...)

Room for one more? Vehicles are parked before being exported in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Image of the week: Parking only Japanese exports have tumbled by almost a fifth and this is the picture that seems to sum it up: vehicles at a logist(...)

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