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Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.
The video for the latest Michael Jackson single is premiered on Twitter as the social network outlines plans to make money from clips on its service.
Mexico's energy reform divides opinion
The UK's economic recovery is unlikely to be export driven as its biggest trading partner is "dead in the water", a Bank of England policymaker has said.
The Football Supporters' Federation march on the Premier League's headquarters to highlight the high price of tickets.
The world's biggest maker of personal computers, Lenovo, sees a 23% jump in net profit as laptop sales outperform industry average.
A Canadian cannabis exile returns
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.
The Mexican government grants national oil firm Pemex the rights to 83% of the country's proven and probable oil reserves, as part of a broad energy overhaul.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is still in favour of overseas games, and says the clubs are too.
US department store chain Macy's cuts its full-year sales forecasts to make up for first-quarter losses, when bad weather kept shoppers away.
Amazon launches a credit and debit card reader for tablets and smartphones that poses a challenge to Square and PayPal.
Mark Carney moves after fears over currency union
The Bank of England cuts its forecast for average wage growth in half, predicting average wages to rise by 1.25% this year.
The UK unemployment rate falls to 6.4% in the three months to June, close to a six-year low but wage growth is the slowest on record.
Eurozone industrial production falls unexpectedly in June, adding to signs that the region's economy is struggling.
Global oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices.
Security firm G4S reports a pre-tax profit of £85m for the six months to the end of June, compared with a loss of £94m a year earlier.
China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the expansion is at a slower pace from the previous month.
The makers of mobile game Candy Crush Saga reduce their 2014 forecast after lower-than-expected second-quarter results.