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VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending

Tue, 2014-04-22 19:16
A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.

The trouble with technology stocks

Tue, 2014-04-22 19:12
Are investors calling time on tech stocks?

What's at stake with the TPP?

Tue, 2014-04-22 15:07
Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal

RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Tue, 2014-04-22 14:47
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m ($770,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:38
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

The price of failure at Manchester United

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:28
How David Moyes dented Man Utd's balance sheet

McDonald's profit hurt by US sales

Tue, 2014-04-22 09:40
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal

Tue, 2014-04-22 08:51
Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal

R&A chief executive Dawson to retire

Tue, 2014-04-22 08:29
Peter Dawson is to step down as chief executive of the R&A, golf's governing body, in September 2015.

Small print 'longer than a novel'

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:36
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

Tue, 2014-04-22 05:45
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.

Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order

Tue, 2014-04-22 04:52
China's Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.

Co-op Bank report blames governance

Tue, 2014-04-22 04:14
A major report into the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank will say poor oversight of the organisation sowed the seeds of its troubles.

The man who helps Somali firms grow

Tue, 2014-04-22 03:50
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.

Is the UK mending fast enough?

Tue, 2014-04-22 02:59
Is the UK economy mending fast enough?

Facebook boss wants women to act

Tue, 2014-04-22 02:58
Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.

Three Scots universities leave CBI

Tue, 2014-04-22 01:21
Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

India lifts Goa iron ore mining ban

Mon, 2014-04-21 21:20
India's Supreme Court lifts a ban on iron ore mining in the western state of Goa, but caps extraction at 20m tonnes a year.

VIDEO: Cool jobs: Aquarium scuba-diving

Mon, 2014-04-21 21:12
In the latest edition of our Cool Jobs series, Ashleigh Nghiem speaks to aquarist Amanda Leong.

Making work more than just a job

Mon, 2014-04-21 19:33
Making work about more than just a salary