• The US is officially postponing the ban on TikTok downloads it said would come into force on Sunday.
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement Saturday that “recent positive developments” meant the deadline for the ban has now been moved to 11:59 p.m. on September 27.
  • It came the same day Trump told reporters he had given his “blessing” to a deal between TikTok and Oracle.
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The ban on TikTok downloads is officially on hold for a week.

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross confirmed the postponement of the ban in a statement on Saturday. 

“In light of recent positive developments, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, at the direction of President Trump, will delay the prohibition of identified transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13942, related to the TikTok mobile application that would have been effective on Sunday, September 20, 2020, until

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President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has given TikTok’s deal his “blessing,” saying he “conceptually” approved the agreement, which would see TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a U.S. company, spun off from owners ByteDance.

TikTok said it was “pleased” that its proposal satisfied the Trump administration and detailed what the new U.S. company, spun off from owner ByteDance, would look like. TikTok spokesperson Laura Perez said that Oracle will serve as the company’s “trusted technology partner” while they are working on a “commercial partnership” with retail giant Walmart. “Both companies will take part in a TikTok Global pre-IPO financing round in which they can take up to a 20% cumulative stake in the company,” Perez said. “We will also maintain and expand TikTok Global’s headquarters in the US, while bringing 25,000 jobs across the country.”

The administration previously indicated that ByteDance will spin off TikTok’s U.S.

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Media captionVivienne Jade Read started a new catering business during the coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown has been a “blessing in disguise” for Vivienne Jade Read.

Struggling to balance childcare and her work as an insurance consultant during the Covid restrictions, she decided to set up her own catering company.

Vivienne is one of a growing number of women who have been spurred on to start their own businesses following lockdown, according to an organisation that supports firms in Wales.

Now there are calls for more support to be given to help other women.

For the 26-year-old from Newport, working from home while looking after children proved to be “impossible” – but she said it gave her the push she needed to follow her dream to work for herself.

“I needed to take a decision whether I wanted to stay where I was or

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