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Executives at the Dutch bank ABN Amro have renounced a €100,000 allowance after a public outcry over the extra pay.
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Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
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Leaving the European Union would be an act of economic "self harm" and could risk the UK recovery, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says.
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The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.
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Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.
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US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
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A light bulb made from graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.
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A jury finds that a Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against a female employee.
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David Shukman on the justifications for the Large Hadron Collider
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What drives people to murder-suicide?
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A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
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How to start your own bed and breakfast
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Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
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What compensation is the airline legally obliged to pay?
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Cuts in Algeria's public sector has increased unemployment and young people are worried for their future.
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Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.
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Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
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A promise by the Greens to bring science funding up to 1% of GDP differs from the statements offered by six party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
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Philanthropy and corporate giving are becoming an important part of doing business in India.
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Despite the resilience of the rupee, Indian manufacturers fear the growing strength of the US dollar.
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Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …
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US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are about to undertake a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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Google has lost a Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having the right to sue in the UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
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