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Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?
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Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
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Is fracking viable at current prices?
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The firms helping girls in the developing world
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The new banks you cannot speak to
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Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
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South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.
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McDonald's boss steps down
Yesterday » 3:18:51
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
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The Scottish space industry employs more than 5,000 people and has doubled its turnover in three years.
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The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
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Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
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The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing 'international developments'.
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Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
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A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.
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Boeing reports soaring profits
Yesterday » 6:39:35
The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.
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US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company
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The number of firms fined for failing to meet deadlines for enrolling staff in a pension scheme has increased, figures from the Pensions Regulator show.
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The advertising campaign using David Beckham to promote whisky is cleared by a watchdog after a complaint that it would encourage underage drinking.
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Why has the tech giant such a mammoth cash pile?
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Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday with investors fearing the new anti-bailout government was determined to defy its international creditors.
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China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.
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The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
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Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.
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Home owners paid less on average for their buildings and contents insurance last year, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
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