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Google shares fall on ad concerns

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:01
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

Jockey Club makes record profits

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:58
The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Wed, 2014-04-16 22:21
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

Fire ice: The energy of the future?

Wed, 2014-04-16 19:02
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs?

Indian bike messenger firm takes off

Wed, 2014-04-16 19:02
As a new type of cycle courier firm takes to the roads in Bangalore, the BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks at the challenges faced by Indian start-up companies.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:56
A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Hearts' banker agrees shares sale

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:11
Ukio Bankas creditors approve the sale of its shares in Hearts, who can now begin their move out of administration.

Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

Wed, 2014-04-16 09:29
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.

Legal costs hit Bank of America

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:44
Bank of America reports a $276m first-quarter loss, after taking into account a $6bn charge for mortgage-related legal matters.

Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:02
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:57
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.

How GDP became the figure to watch

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:14
How GDP became such an important measurement

Why China is doing better

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:59
Why China is doing better

Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:51
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.

Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:30
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:26
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

Wed, 2014-04-16 00:38
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

China 'must allow currency to rise'

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:28
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.

VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:29
The mayor of the abandoned hamlet of A Barca in north-west Spain is offering to give it away for free to someone who will develop the area and provide employment.

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:02
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons