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When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, some hoteliers are going underwater, offering exclusive rooms beneath the surface of the sea.
US sales on the year's biggest shopping weekend fell for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.
New Blackberry boss John Chen says the 'for sale' sign has been taken down at the troubled smartphone maker.
In a precedent-setting move, the US Supreme Court rejects Amazon's appeal to avoid paying sales tax on items bought in NY state.
With fewer restrictions facing them in the New Year, the BBC's Matthew Price reports on the reasons why young Romanians may choose to come to the UK.
More than 8,500 French people admit to hiding funds abroad after a lower penalty for those who came forward was introduced.
Eleven men in Estonia are charged on suspicion of fixing 17 games, including three Europa League matches.
Shootings, stabbing, robbery and brawls taint the Black Friday shopping frenzy, as bargain-hunters mob malls across the US.
German brewers apply for their 500-year-old purity law to be recognised as world heritage by the United Nations' cultural agency.
Rugby league kicks on in Australia after World Cup win
The UK's manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.
Eurozone factory orders rise for a fifth consecutive month in November, with activity accelerating at its fastest pace for over two years, according to a survey.
Chinese stock markets fall on Monday after the regulators issued new rules for reforming the country's share sale market over the weekend.
How much is actually coming off UK energy bills?
The chief executive of GrainCorp, Alison Watkins, quits just days after Australia blocked a takeover bid for the company.
Triumph Motorcycles is going to start selling its iconic bikes in India but faces competition from rivals Harley Davidson and Ducati.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says.
Saab will restart production on Monday as the firm's new owners look to get the carmaker back on track, two years after it went bankrupt.
Will e-publishing help Africa discover joy of reading?
A class action suit filed by 38,000 people against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one of Australia's big four banks, will begin on Monday.