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Google shares fall on ad concerns

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

Virgin apologises for email glitch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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.

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

Wage rises catch up with inflation

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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.

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.

Legal costs hit Bank of America

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bank of America reports a $276m first-quarter loss, after taking into account a $6bn charge for mortgage-related legal matters.

Former Co-op boss faces drug charges

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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.

Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Growth in Scottish economy slows

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013, compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK as a whole.

Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.

Free jail-built bikes for jobseekers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Jobseekers in Derby will be given free bikes refurbished by prisoners in a bid to help them find work.

Footballer helps save pasty company

Friday, 11 April 2014

Former Leeds United footballer, Danny Mills, is among investors who stepped in to save 35 West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets

House prices continue to accelerate

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.

Families on 'financial knife-edge'

Monday, 14 April 2014

Almost 4m families have enough money to pay their rent or mortgage for only a month, if made jobless, housing charity Shelter says.

Graduate starting pay 'falling'

Monday, 14 April 2014

Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests

China 'must allow currency to rise'

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

US inflation stays low in March

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A sharp fall in petrol prices helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.

The boss who wants staff to have fun

Sunday, 13 April 2014

A profile of Henry Engelhardt, the boss of insurance group Admiral, and why he wants his staff to have fun.

Bamboo back in business for Taiwan

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

After decades of decline, Taiwan's bamboo industry is now recovering as the plant is being used to make a wider range of goods, says the BBC's Cindy Sui.

The Whole Foods way of engaging staff

Monday, 07 April 2014

How can firms engage their employees? Whole Foods chief executive John Mackey explains how he motivates his staff.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.

Hearts' banker agrees shares sale

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ukio Bankas creditors approve the sale of its shares in Hearts, who can now begin their move out of administration.

Prize money increase for French Open

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The French Open will pay prize money of more than £20.6m this year, with the singles champions each receiving £1.36m.

VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

VIDEO: Thousands of China workers on strike

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Labour disputes pop up regularly in China, but one strike in southern China over pay is attracting attention because of its size - 40,000 workers are involved.

VIDEO: Is ZTE's choosy strategy working?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

ZTE has decided to pass over investing in areas where returns aren't likely to be high - its results later will show how its new strategy is paying off.

VIDEO: Price war sees Tesco profits fall 6.9%

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tesco has reported a 6.9% fall in group trading annual profit to £3.3bn as it continues to lose market share to discount rivals.

VIDEO: End of cost of living squeeze?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wage increases have finally risen above the rate of inflation, after four years of falling living standards.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

AUDIO: Walsh: BA will run planes on rubbish

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

British Airways have announced plans to run some of its jet planes on rubbish.

Fire ice: the energy of the future?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?

Indian bike messenger firm takes off

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

How GDP became the figure to watch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How GDP became such an important measurement

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

The self-storage millionaires

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The men who got rich selling empty space

Hi-tech start-ups aim for the stars

Monday, 14 April 2014

New tech helps small firms shoot for the stars

Steering a company in a new direction

Monday, 14 April 2014

When implementing change brings a personal backlash

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