Under the new contracts, FirstGroup and Go-Ahead will not be exposed to the impact of changes in passenger demand.
Make UK, the industry group for manufacturing, said there would be an 'avalanche of job losses' if Britain failed to strike a trade deal with the EU.
Soaring demand for space to work from home drove asking prices for three- and four-bed properties to a new record high in September, according to Rightmove.
Video conferencing apps have been integral to many employees working from home during the pandemic, but things can go wrong.
The Financial Conduct Authority said most overseas stocks involved in the legal marijuana industry were likely to violate UK law.
Fears of strict new lockdown rules hit UK stocks on Friday, fuelling a sell-off in travel, leisure, banking and housebuilding.
September's Monetary Policy Committee showed rate setters have discussed negative interest rates and the Bank of England is looking at how they might be used.