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Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
A jailed German banker tells a court in Germany that Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone gave him a $44m (£26m) bribe to facilitate a business deal.
US retail sales grew by just 0.1% in April, figures from the Commerce Department show, as consumers cut back on purchases of electronics and furniture.
A top EU court rules Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in an important test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".
Australia's government aims to nearly halve its budget deficit over the next year through tough spending cuts and tax increases.
Europe's largest aerospace group Airbus says orders for its jets dropped sharply in the first quarter of the year, but profits nearly doubled.
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Heathrow and Gatwick airports both unveil revised expansion plans as they attempt to secure permission to build the UK's next runway.