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What driverless cars could feel like for passengers
President Barack Obama calls for expanded tax credits for poor Americans and for a reduction in breaks for the rich, in his proposed annual budget.
European carmakers Volkswagen and Renault warn of a slowdown in demand for cars in emerging markets.
'There is a sense of desperation here'
Up to 500 former civil servants across Wales and England are to be made redundant as their new employer shifts their work overseas, claims PCS union.
Global stock markets steady on Tuesday, with Russia's main share index up more than 5%, as the country says it may abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency.
Oil giant Chevron wins a US court ruling against a $9.5bn (£5.7bn) payout to residents of Ecuador's Amazon region.
How would sanctions hurt Russia's trade with Europe?
US electronics retailer Radio Shack says it plans to close 1,100 stores - nearly 20% of its total - in an attempt to turn around its fortunes.
The fraught relationship between leaseholders and their freeholders is going to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than the average annual mortgage bill, a report claims.
David Cameron suggests that further public spending savings could be used to fund tax cuts, and make the country less reliant on debt.
The US technology firm launches its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.
Liverpool Football Club loses almost £50m in 2012-13, but says it is making 'good progress' on and off the pitch.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) was deluged last year by more than half a million new complaints about banks and other financial companies.
The UK's construction sector grew at a slower pace last month as the tough weather conditions hit housebuilding, a widely watched index suggests.
Outsourcing firm Serco says profit plunged 62% last year after it was hit by costs relating to the scandal over its criminal tagging contract.
The current system of business rates is in need of "fundamental reforms" in order to help retailers and boost local economies, MPs say.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power sees a record pre-tax profit in 2013, despite an "exceptional run of punter-friendly sports results".