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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:09:43 GMT
Cost of recalls hits GM profits
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:24:31 GMT
Barclays wins pay package vote
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT
Amazon profits thin as expenses jump
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT
Microsoft earnings beat estimates
Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:42:55 GMT
Barclays pays $280m over mortgages
Barclays agrees to a $280m settlement with US regulators over allegations it misled US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the housing crisis.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:26:18 GMT
Alstom shares jump on GE bid report
Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:29:42 GMT
Gherkin tower in receivership
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by creditors after one of its owners was declared insolvent

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:41 GMT
Apple profits beat expectations
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:50 GMT
Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:33:32 GMT
South Korea growth beats forecasts
South Korea's economy grows more than forecast in the first quarter, helped by a jump in construction and exports.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:16:24 GMT
Further IT problems for Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:33:04 GMT
UK car production rises in March
UK carmakers increased production in March, helped by demand from Europe and after a number of firms finished upgrading their plants.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:35:01 GMT
Qualcomm shares dip on weak outlook
Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:44:58 GMT
China detains three Marubeni staff
Chinese authorities detain three employees working for a unit of Japanese commodities trader Marubeni.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:25:55 GMT
AstraZeneca hit by patent expiries
AstraZeneca posts a drop in first quarter profits but does not comment on reports that it received a takeover approach from US firm Pfizer.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:41:27 GMT
VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:39:28 GMT
VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:50:05 GMT
VIDEO: Will robots put us all out of work?
BBC Newsnight's technology editor David Grossman explains what impact a "second machine age" will have on our society and economy.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:16:20 GMT
VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending
A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:33:55 GMT
VIDEO: The trouble with tips
Service workers like waiters and bartenders can make good money working for cash tips. But when business is slow, there's little safety net. How do they fit into the US discussion about raising the minimum wage?

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:32:11 GMT
VIDEO: Living the dream: Making values count
Can corporate value statements be effective - and if so, how do chief executives ensure they are at the heart of a company?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21:45 GMT
VIDEO: UAE delight in IPL cricket
The first part of the 2014 Indian Premier League cricket tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, where it has found a captive audience.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:12:40 GMT
VIDEO: Cool jobs: Aquarium scuba-diving
In the latest edition of our Cool Jobs series, Ashleigh Nghiem speaks to aquarist Amanda Leong.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:05:53 GMT
VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:26:53 GMT
VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:43:58 GMT
Monster Inc: Nessie advice for firms
Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:05:02 GMT
Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:10 GMT
Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:51:39 GMT
Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:56:53 GMT
GM seeks to bar some ignition cases
General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
EU in slow progress on deficit cuts
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:38:04 GMT
Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:58:38 GMT
Facebook boss wants women to act
Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:02:01 GMT
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:56:26 GMT
Oil prices steady as Libya woes ease
Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:31:44 GMT
GlaxoSmithKline in Iraq probe
GlaxoSmithKline will investigate allegations about its conduct in Iraq just nine months after a probe against the firm began in China.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:48:45 GMT
Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets
Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:57:25 GMT
KFC owner's profits get China boost
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:47:00 GMT
RBS fined over illegal HK trades
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT
Match-fixer arrested in Finland
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:07 GMT
Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT
Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:24:49 GMT
Big risk for small firms losing data
With the latest cyber-vulnerability Heartbleed grabbing headlines, small firms should be urgently reviewing their data security policies, experts warn.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:09:09 GMT
Selling globally is child's play
Small businesses can set up an online shop and market themselves quickly and cheaply thanks to a range of new digital technologies.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:47 GMT
Hi-tech start-ups aim for the stars
What are the tech tools helping small and start-up businesses punch above their weight and rapidly establish a global presence?

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:33:49 GMT
Making work more than just a job
Most companies have value statements, but what can chief executives do to ensure they add meaning and are more than rhetoric?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:50:04 GMT
The man who helps Somali firms grow
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT
Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
Some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs talk to the BBC about how to succeed - and share some of their biggest mistakes.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:13:49 GMT
BMW recalls 156,000 motors in US
German luxury carmaker BMW will recall 156,000 vehicles in the US to check for defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:30:26 GMT
Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles
Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally due to five separate issues, including problems with steering columns.

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:30:13 GMT
US regulator fines GM over inquiry
US road safety authorities have fined GM for failing to respond to requests for information about faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:35:34 GMT
Europe braces for first vote since crash
The real surprise of the European elections

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:16:58 GMT
Energy storage: The key to a smarter grid
Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:55 GMT
Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali
Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:12 GMT
'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse'
Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:04:12 GMT
Portugal's return to bond market fuels recovery hopes
But success in the markets won't placate protesters

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:28:31 GMT
The price of failure at Manchester United
How David Moyes dented Man Utd's balance sheet

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:07:39 GMT
What's at stake with the TPP?
Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:19:21 GMT
Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view
Enter the world of the super tutor

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:12:16 GMT
The trouble with technology stocks
Are investors calling time on tech stocks?

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