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Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.
US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
The Vatican bank has seen its 2013 profit almost wiped out largely due to a clean-up process which has seen it end relationships with 3,000 customers.
Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.
Engineering firm Rolls-Royce sees a record 33% rise in luxury car sales in the half year to June compared with last year.
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.
The lack of a Tour de France for women "matters enormously", says British Cycling board member Marian Lauder.
Complaints about payday loans have more than doubled in the last two years, according to the Financial Ombudsman.
Manufacturing output in the UK fell by 1.3% in May, official figures show, much weaker than expected and the biggest decline since January 2013.
It is perhaps not everyone's idea of team bonding or your company away day, but the founder of Tough Mudder is banking annual revenues of more than $100m (£58m).
US cupcake chain Crumbs is shutting all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index.
Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM shares fall over 5% on Tuesday after it issues a profit warning.
Millions of savers in the UK are receiving poor returns because they fail to move their money to new accounts, according to the financial regulator.
A Chinese company says it will sue the producers of the latest Transformers film for breach of contract, according to state media.
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study by a UK banking body says.