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Companies in the UK oil and gas sector expect to create up to 39,000 new jobs over the next two years.
The chief executive of Mozilla, who had been heavily criticised for supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, has stepped down.
Budget airline Ryanair announces the creation of 200 new jobs as part of a plan to improve its online booking service.
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Seven players from Football League clubs in north-west England have been arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing, the National Crime Agency says.
The UK's top financial regulator accuses the credit card industry of providing the means to get some consumers into debt.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
Finnish music fans may find they miss out on planned concerts by a host of stars, including Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake this summer.
Authorities must closely watch household debt, said Chancellor George Osborne at a Treasury Select Committee hearing.
Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announces the closure of 44 branches, 14 of which are classed as the "last banks in town".
International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde calls for "brave action" to stop the global economy heading for "years of sub-par growth".
Shares in luxury retailer Prada plunge more than 8% after the firm warns that sluggish sales in Europe and a maturing China luxury market could hurt profits.
Internet giant Yahoo says in a blog post that all of the traffic to its data centres is now encrypted and that it plans to add additional security services.
Aerospace giant Boeing says it will cut 300 jobs in Australia, primarily fixed-term contractors, as its aircraft programmes mature.
China's government announces stimulus measures, including spending on railway construction, after a string of disappointing economic data leads to fears of a slowdown.
Mobile phone firm Vodafone says it will create 1,400 jobs by opening 150 new shops in 2014.