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Where do billionaires go to university?

Tue, 2014-10-28 20:30
Where do the super-rich go to university?

Australia sets fuel-tax increase

Tue, 2014-10-28 20:23
The Australian government has announced an increase on fuel tax, despite the move being opposed in the Senate.

A day without data

Tue, 2014-10-28 20:06
Is it possible to not share any information?

Facebook warns spending to rise

Tue, 2014-10-28 19:56
Facebook has warned that its spending will increase sharply next year and its revenue growth will slow in the fourth quarter.

Rangers appoint Llambias and Leach

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:43
Ex-Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias and Sports Direct executive Barry Leach become Rangers consultants.

Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:19
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.

Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deal

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:09
US drug giant Pfizer refuses to rule out an acquisition that would help it lower its tax bill, after a deal for the UK's AstraZeneca fell through.

EU to pass France and Italy budgets

Tue, 2014-10-28 14:43
The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.

Google developing a cancer detector

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:35
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

Hearts 'will adopt living wage'

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:19
Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.

Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:51
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years.

Fracking firm eyes London licence

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:50
A new energy company headed by pro-fracking commentator Nick Grealy says it has applied for licences to frack in London.

Ryanair to pay 8.1m euros in damages

Tue, 2014-10-28 10:55
A French court rules that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair must pay €8.1m in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaches of French labour laws.

Sweden cuts interest rates to zero

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:37
The Swedish central bank cuts its main interest rate to zero in an attempt to combat deflation.

Takata sued over faulty airbags

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:07
Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.

Black money: Making a mountain out of a molehill?

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:52
Black money: Making a mountain out of a molehill?

BP profits hit by Russia problems

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:06
BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.

Alibaba founder tops China rich list

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:49
The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is China's richest person with a fortune of $19.5bn (£12bn), according to Forbes Media.

Asian shares fall ahead of Fed

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:33
Most Asian stock markets close lower, with traders looking ahead to the meeting of policymakers at the US Federal Reserve.

UBS sets aside $1.9bn in legal costs

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:11
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.