5. MacKenzie Scott, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, says that she has given $1.7bn (£1.3bn) to charity to date.
She has made donations to historically black US colleges, climate change groups and health organisations.
4. According to the British Retail Consortium retailers discounted their goods less in July than the month before, after consumer demand picked up in many sectors as coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased.
3. A website offering £50 bike repair vouchers in England crashed after the government scheme launched yesterday.
An initial 50,000 "Fix Your Bike" vouchers were due to be made available online at 23:45 BST on a first-come, first-served basis.
2. People entering the UK from at-risk countries who test negative for coronavirus twice within several days might be allowed to leave quarantine early.
The UK government is close to giving its backing to a trial, according to travel industry sources.
1. Closing the government scheme which is paying furloughed workers' wages is a "mistake" and could push unemployment to 10% this year research suggests.
The latest furlough figures show 9.5 million people are using the scheme at a total cost of £31.7bn to the Treasury.
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