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The chief executive of Mitie, which owns one of the UK's largest care providers, is to meet government officials to answer claims that it has not been paying the minimum wage.
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
Tencent Holdings, Asia's biggest technology company, posts a 7% year-on-year rise in quarterly net income, beating expectations.
The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
The number of jobseekers having their benefits sanctioned - or cut - fell by nearly a third in 2014, according to government figures.
Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has blamed past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
They say nothing in life is free, so what happened when social media firm The LAD Bible left £25 "for people in need only" in the middle of Manchester city centre?
Budget changes to Australia's working holiday rules are not as bad as they seem but risk scaring away backpackers, say experts.
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction, with costs.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group blames past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
Russia's United Company Rusal, the world's biggest aluminium producer, swings to a net profit in the first quarter of this year after posting a loss a year ago.
Tokyo heads lower despite data showing Japan's current account surplus hit a seven-year high in March.
Why the massive trade deal between the US and EU matters
The biggest ever global school rankings have been published by the OECD, with the top five places taken by countries in Asia.
Tesco will close its six remaining Homeplus stores with the loss of as many as 450 jobs.
A decade of trophies, record transfers, debts, commercial gains and 'eroded values' - the impact of the Glazers on Manchester United.