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Yahoo pulls the plug on China office

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 06:39
Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office and laying off "around 350" employees as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs.
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VIDEO: Dangers of India's online moderation

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 02:53
Cleaning up social media sites of illicit, explicit and undesirable content is a booming business in India, but could workers face psychological dangers?
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US Fed hints at interest rate rise

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 01:09
The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves.
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VIDEO: When will the Fed raise rates?

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 01:07
The BBC's Michelle Fleury wonders when the Federal Reserve will raise rates after the end of the central bank's two-day policy meeting.
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VIDEO: Watching the City watching Osborne

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:53
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.
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Target follows rivals in wage boost

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:53
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.
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Egypt's female entrepreneurs

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:00
The rising number of female Egyptian entrepreneurs
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Pensions set for another overhaul

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:00
Why Budget plans mean you must keep an eye on your pension pot
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Britain's painful savings revolution

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:00
Can the Budget mend Britain's broken saving habit?
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New Jersey gives Tesla a green light

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:58
The US state removes a ban on the direct sale of low emission vehicles that had prevented Telsa from operating.
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US stocks surge on Fed outcome

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:22
Wall Street investors send US stocks to record highs, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it would not raise record-low interest rates soon.
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Savers targeted in election Budget

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:55
George Osborne unveils tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers and claims UK is "walking tall again," in his final Budget before the election.
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Feeling the OBR's pain

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:27
Why government spending is too complicated for the experts
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Budget calculator 2015

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 17:31
How much better or worse off will you be ?
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Solar eclipse poses energy challenge

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 17:29
Friday's solar eclipse will present a significant challenge for the UK's electricity network as demand is expected to fall then surge.
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General Motors pulls Opel in Russia

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:33
US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
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VIDEO: Isa and saving changes in Budget

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:16
The chancellor listed "four major new steps" in his Budget to encourage people to save money.
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Chancellor reduces surplus target

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:00
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.
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EU plans tax transparency clampdown

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:44
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
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Annual tax returns to be scrapped

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:25
End-of-year tax returns will be scrapped in favour of "real-time" online accounts by 2020, the chancellor will announce.
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