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The Cadbury deal: How it changed takeovers

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:57
How it changed the culture of takeovers in the UK

AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:57
AstraZeneca rejects the new takeover offer from US drugs giant Pfizer, which had valued the UK firm at £63bn.

US sees strong jobs growth in April

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:18
The US economy adds 288,000 jobs in April, a much stronger number than economists were expecting, and the unemployment rate falls to 6.3%.

Eurozone unemployment edges down

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:27
The eurozone's unemployment rate has remained stable, but numbers of unemployed people have fallen gradually since January.

Heseltine warns on foreign takeovers

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:52
Tory peer Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the government should have greater powers to intervene in takeover bids by foreign businesses.

Extra Commonwealth tickets announced

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:42
More than 100,000 extra tickets for all 17 sports at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to go on sale.

Bank warns on housing 'correction'

Fri, 2014-05-02 05:49
The recent surge in UK house prices could end in a crash, the Bank of England deputy governor who oversees financial stability warns.

VIDEO: The rise of click and collect

Fri, 2014-05-02 04:46
Andy Street, Managing Director of John Lewis, said click and collect had "been an absolute phenomenon"

RBS sees profits rise to £1.6bn

Fri, 2014-05-02 04:36
Royal Bank of Scotland says pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year rose to £1.6bn, but warns of a "tough year" ahead.

LinkedIn shares fall on weak outlook

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:56
Shares in professional networking site LinkedIn fall more than 6% in after-hours trading following a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast.

Windows XP users to get Explorer fix

Thu, 2014-05-01 21:28
Microsoft says users of its Windows XP operating system will also get the security update it has issued to fix a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser.