Charities warn increase to energy price cap could not come at worse time

Support us and go ad-free An increase to Ofgem’s energy price cap “could not be coming at a worse time”, charities have warned, as energy deals have reached their highest cost in more than two years. The worst time Industry experts are expecting the regulator to increase the price cap by around £150 on 6 …
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Share the Technology: Experts Say We Must End Big Pharma Monopoly on COVID Vaccine Supply & Price

As rich countries race to roll out their vaccination programs, leaders in the Global South and global health advocates are increasingly decrying vaccine hoarding that has pushed poorer countries to the back of the line during the pandemic. Some rich countries have secured enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their populations several times over, while poorer …
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The price of groceries could soar in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Import costs for everyday items could rise by around a third in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This would make the household shopping basket “much more expensive”, a major UK business group has warned. Red tape The cost of moving goods could also rise due to import taxes. And restrictions to the number of …
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Pandemic Profiteering: Amazon Caught Price Gouging as Jeff Bezos’s Wealth Soared to $200 Billion

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps many of us sheltering at home and shopping online, the online giant Amazon said Monday it will hire 100,000 more workers to …
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