The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is leading an auction to find a potential buyer for Silicon Valley Bank after the US government said it would help depositors in its efforts to stop contagion across the banking sector. Plus, the boom in disposable vaping devices is not just adding to health concerns but leading to tonnes of electronic waste.

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Silicon Valley Bank: the spectacular unravelling of the tech industry’s banker

UK government tried to find buyer for SVB unit

UK chancellor prepares lifeline for UK companies hit by SVB collapse

The environmental cost of single-use vapes

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