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Alcoa reports first quarter loss

Tue, 2014-04-08 18:18
One of the world's biggest producers of aluminium, Alcoa reports a first quarter loss due to falling prices.

Livingston eye community ownership

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:55
Livingston want to become the latest Scottish football club to move towards being fully owned by their community.

IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:56
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.

Games ceremonies' costs rise by 49%

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:03
The cost of the opening and closing ceremonies at this year's Commonwealth Games rises by almost half.

UK manufacturing sees strong growth

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:51
UK manufacturing output grew by 1% in February from the month before, official figures show, the biggest rise since September.

Citigroup to pay $1.13bn settlement

Tue, 2014-04-08 04:50
Citigroup will pay $1.13bn (£676m) to settle claims by investors who demanded it buy back billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.

Hearts seek end-of-season cash

Tue, 2014-04-08 04:19
Administrators BDO ask the SPFL if money due to Hearts at the end of the season can be paid to the club now.

Japan's Takeda hit with $6bn damages

Tue, 2014-04-08 03:04
A US jury orders Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical to pay $6bn in damages over claims it hid cancer risks associated with its diabetes treatment drug Actos.

Japan and Australia agree trade deal

Tue, 2014-04-08 02:46
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.

Major movie studios sue Megaupload

Tue, 2014-04-08 02:35
Six of the biggest movie studios sue file-sharing site Megaupload and its key operators, including founder Kim Dotcom.

Samsung forecasts drop in profits

Mon, 2014-04-07 22:34
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of TVs and mobile phones, forecasts a fall in profits for the second quarter in a row.