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Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.
Ebola crisis has serious financial effect on West Africa
US shares mostly closed higher on Wednesday despite minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting suggesting it may raise interest rates earlier than expected.
As an increasing amounts of travellers visit Myanmar, a growing number of young entrepreneurs are setting up tourism sector companies.
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Construction firm Carillion admits defeat in its £2bn pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty after its third takeover offer was rejected.
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.