Why cash has been piling up during the pandemic


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Consumers are hoarding banknotes. And perhaps crooks are struggling to launder their ill-gotten gains

Coronavirus fears are taking a toll on Britain’s economy


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Despite similar infection rates, the country is slower to venture outside than the rest of Europe

How America’s jails are helping spread covid-19


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Cook County jail in Chicago may have been responsible for thousands of the city’s cases

Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick is unlikely to sway very many voters


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This is especially true of Kamala Harris, who is leading the pack

Covid-19 seems to have changed lifestyles for good


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Google search traffic for cooking, exercise and crafts remains above normal levels

The case for splurging on covid-19 vaccines


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Australia’s internal borders • Universities and the pandemic • America’s weird earnings season • Coming out in the internet age

Most Americans do not want to send their children back to school


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Parents are fearful even in places where the epidemic is under control

European banks expect fewer bad loans than their American rivals


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It may be a sign of weakness rather than optimism

The Beirut blast is the latest tragedy linked to ammonium nitrate


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Dangerous handling of the chemical, used as a fertiliser and in bombs, has killed thousands of people around the world

Microsoft’s proposed purchase of TikTok would be its biggest yet


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Big tech companies have spent billions gobbling up smaller firms in recent years. Microsoft has been the hungriest

Fears of a crime wave in America are overblown


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But homicides are up across many big cities

Twitter’s algorithm does not seem to silence conservatives


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The platform’s recommendation engine appears to favour inflammatory tweets

Solar-power output in Delhi has surged during the lockdown


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Clearer skies made the world’s most polluted city sunnier; but places with less filthy air had to rely on the weather

Google’s search for mid-life meaning


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Aviation on the tarmac • Migrants immobilised • Emerging markets’ uncertain recovery • Divided Britain

Are overweight politicians less trustworthy?


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In the former Soviet Union, obese governments are seen as more corrupt

Pandemic fears are boosting demand for trustworthy news


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Activity on dodgier news sites has fallen

Pandemic fears are boosting demand for trustworthy news


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Activity on dodgier news sites has fallen

Americans are getting more nervous about what they say in public


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Some 62% now believe the political climate prevents them from expressing their true beliefs

The pandemic is widening educational inequality


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For many low-income students, online courses are a poor substitute for in-person learning

Empty stadiums have shrunk football teams’ home advantage


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Officiating bias disappears without fans, but clubs still play better at home