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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:25:18 GMT
Wall Street market report
US shares mostly closed higher on Wednesday despite minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting suggesting it may raise interest rates earlier than expected.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:29 GMT
Macy's settles racial profiling cases
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:01:33 GMT
Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:43 GMT
Bank of England split over rate rise
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:58:37 GMT
Carillion gives up on Balfour bid
Construction firm Carillion admits defeat in its £2bn pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty after its third takeover offer was rejected.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:09:39 GMT
Mortgage lending highest since 2008
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:06:27 GMT
Self-employment at '40 year high'
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:05 GMT
Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:04 GMT
Standard Chartered fined in US
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:28 GMT
Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:29:52 GMT
Former Microsoft boss leaves firm
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:22 GMT
Downgrade hits South African banks
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:59:19 GMT
China fines 12 Japan car parts firms
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:38:16 GMT
Lehman bankers win pensions battle
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:43:14 GMT
Japanese exports rebound in July
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:06 GMT
Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:51:20 GMT
Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:55:36 GMT
Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015
Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:57:25 GMT
Payday brokers 'drain' bank accounts
Complaints about payday loan middlemen - so-called credit broking websites - have more than doubled in a year, the Financial Ombudsman says.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:06:29 GMT
London drives house price increase
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:09:29 GMT
Inflation falls more than expected
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:28:07 GMT
UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'
Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:42:39 GMT
Insurance cost drop 'masks divide'
Home and motor insurance premiums have dropped sharply, insurance brokers say, but the AA has highlighted big regional differences in costs.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:16 GMT
Brewing a beer revolution in Africa
One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:10:08 GMT
Riding a business wave in the surf
The BBC's Phil Mercer meets Matt Grainger, who has succeeded in combining his hobby with earning a living, by starting a surf business on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:58:36 GMT
How to crack the US market
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:58:46 GMT
Pirates chairman appeals for support
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:12:04 GMT
Sky Blues owners appeal loan ruling
Coventry City's owners lodge an appeal against a decision that endorsed the city council loaning the firm that runs the Ricoh Arena £14m.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:09:06 GMT
Premier League warns fans about Vines
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:10 GMT
VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:26:38 GMT
VIDEO: Govt launching new apprenticeships
As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:08:03 GMT
VIDEO: Subrata Roy's bid for freedom
One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:15:35 GMT
VIDEO: Standard Chartered hit by US fine
How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:10:47 GMT
VIDEO: UK house prices hit record high
Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:54:34 GMT
VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:10 GMT
VIDEO: The beer hunter of Mauritius
Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:02:45 GMT
AUDIO: Gender pay gap to do with 'culture'
Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:01:51 GMT
Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident on the future

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:49 GMT
The man 'behind a million babies'
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:40:23 GMT
Swiss sanctions dilemma over Russia
EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:09:50 GMT
Where houses 'cost' more than London
The 62 places more expensive than London

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:26:53 GMT
The island that kids learn to leave
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:06:45 GMT
Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:29:20 GMT
India struggles to attract tourists
Why India is struggling to attract tourists

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:45 GMT
Windows XP upgrade proves tricky
Upgrading Windows can be tricky and expensive

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