The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Apple confirms it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.8bn).
The Rugby Players' Association is helping the sport and its player members tackle some of the big challenges the sport faces in the 21st Century.
A US Chamber of Commerce delegation is visiting in Cuba for the first time since 1999 in order to "assess the economic changes" on the communist-run island.
Samsung unveils a concept health wristband capable of being fitted with third-party sensors and an associated data sharing platform.
With official figures showing a big rise in the number of businesses owned by Aboriginal Australians, the BBC takes a closer look at the growth of such companies.
Panasonic is recalling batteries in Asia and Europe after three incidents when the power sources caught fire.
Amazon has said a bitter dispute with publisher Hachette, which has led to a block on pre-orders, will not be resolved soon.
Portugal and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is named the world's most marketable footballer, according to analysts at marketing experts Repucom.
The French government is facing a 14bn-euro black hole in its public finances after significantly overestimating tax collection.
Scottish Rugby confirms that its home will be renamed the BT Murrayfield Stadium, with money reinvested in new academies.
US company General Electric commits to creating 1,000 new jobs in France, as part of efforts to reassure the French government about its bid for Alstom.
A second £1m premium bond prize is to be launched from August, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has confirmed.
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Luxury car maker Aston Martin will create hundreds of jobs and extend its UK manufacturing facilities, the firm has said.
Weir Group drops its attempt to take over Metso Corporation after the Finnish engineering firm rebuffs a second approach.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 10% stake in Singapore's national postal service provider SingPost for S$312.5m ($249m; £148m).
India sets up a special task force to find illicit money, in one of the first decisions taken by the government of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Google has announced that it will start building its own self-driving cars. They will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheels or pedals.
Google has announced that it will start building its own self-driving cars. They will have a stop/go button but no controls, steering wheels or pedals.
Chinese authorities launch a campaign to "eliminate" malpractice on instant messaging services which have become hugely popular in the country.