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'China's Twitter' eyes US share sale

Fri, 2014-03-14 18:59
China's largest Twitter-like service Sina Weibo unveils plans to sell shares to raise $500m (£300m) on the US stock market.

US accuses 16 banks of Libor fraud

Fri, 2014-03-14 17:19
A US regulator sues 16 banks - including some of the world's largest - for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).

US entrepreneur jailed for beating

Fri, 2014-03-14 16:55
The co-founder of frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man in Los Angeles with a tyre iron.

Kilmarnock strike debt deal with bank

Fri, 2014-03-14 16:16
Kilmarnock announce a deal that will help clear the club's £9.4m debt and result in chairman Michael Johnston standing down.

GM recall 'linked' to 303 deaths

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:41
Research links faulty airbags in two of the six models recalled by GM to 303 deaths, but the carmaker calls the report's findings "speculation".

Co-op takeover deals 'destructive'

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:04
Lord Myners' review of the Co-operative Group has found it spent too much time on takeover deals that proved "breathtakingly value-destructive".

UBS traders tried to rig key rate

Fri, 2014-03-14 07:35
Traders at Swiss bank UBS made around 100 attempts to rig Hong Kong's interbank lending market, financial regulators have said.

China's CITIC shares suspended

Fri, 2014-03-14 03:08
Shares in China's CITIC were suspended after 7% decline on reports that the Chinese central bank is clamping down on mobile phone payment systems.

Store retail impact 'not considered'

Fri, 2014-03-14 00:21
A report into the impact of a new supermarket in Bristol was not properly considered by council planners, a judicial review hears.

US lifts BP government contract ban

Thu, 2014-03-13 21:40
The US lifts a ban on oil giant BP that prevented it from bidding for US government contracts.

Zuckerberg 'frustrated' by US spying

Thu, 2014-03-13 21:23
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to "express frustration" over US digital surveillance.

Could flexible working for all backfire?

Thu, 2014-03-13 20:02
Could flexible working for all backfire?

Big data puts the doctor in your pocket

Thu, 2014-03-13 19:54
Analysis of data from wearable devices, networked equipment, and public records is helping tackle disease, personalise medicine, and improve health services.

McDonald's workers allege wage theft

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:15
McDonald's workers in three US states - New York, California and Michigan - filed cases against the firm alleging it is "stealing" wages.

Unit of Sun Pharma hit by US ban

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:05
The US bans imports from a unit of India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, one of the country's biggest drugmakers.

German football boss Hoeness guilty

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:21
A German court finds Bayern Munich football boss Uli Hoeness guilt of tax evasion, sentencing him to to three years and six months in jail.

Ukraine gas tycoon Firtash arrested

Thu, 2014-03-13 11:18
Gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash, one of the Ukraine's richest men, is arrested in the Austrian capital, Vienna, over US corruption allegations.

Price war fear after Morrisons' loss

Thu, 2014-03-13 10:10
Supermarket Morrisons posts annual losses of £176m, sparking fears of a price war as it announces price cuts and lower profits to come.

US retail sales rise as snow recedes

Thu, 2014-03-13 10:04
US retail sales rose for the first time in two months in February, official figures show, after the country suffered its third coldest winter on record.

Shell admits 'challenging' 2013

Thu, 2014-03-13 08:56
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has laid "firm foundations for the future" after "disappointing financial results" in 2013.