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Steve Ballmer
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned from its board to focus on his new hobby, running US basketball team the LA Clippers.
Injection
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Hikma pharmaceutical has reported a positive start to the year, with revenue rising 16 per cent during the six months to 30 June.   
Balfour Beatty
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Balfour Beatty has rejected a third merger offer from Carillion, as they remain unwilling to end the planned sale of US design consultancy Parsons Brinkerhoff.
Anfield gates
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Carillion, the construction services group, yesterday sweetened its takeover offer for Balfour Beatty in the hope it would break through the wall of resistance from its rival and convince an intransigent chairman and his team of ad­visers to retur
Wednesday 20 August 2014
INFLATION fell back again in July, according to official figures released yesterday, easing the pressure on the Bank of England’s policymakers to tighten their stance and weakening sterling
Nguyen Dong
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The creator of Flappy Bird, the smartphone phenomenon that generated over $50,000 a day in early 2014 before it was pulled from Apple’s App Store after just nine months, is set to return tomorrow with his next game.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
RAIL fares set by the government could rise by 3.5 per cent next year, pushing commuting costs up at much more than average earnings.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TECHNOLOGY giant Apple saw its share price rise to a record high yesterday, topping the previous price of $100.30 per share at $100.53 on market close.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
THE SHORTLIST of companies vying to run all rail services in the north of England was announced by the government yesterday.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
US authorities fined British bank Standard Chartered another $300m (£180.5m) last night, for failing properly to check transactions for evidence of money laundering.
Harris + Hoole
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Harris + Hoole confirmed yesterday its decision to shut six stores, raising questions over its performance less than two years after Tesco’s investment in the coffee shop chain.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
THOUSANDS of former Lehman Brothers staff in London will receive their pensions in full, six year after the US bank collapsed.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TOTALLY Wicked has launched a legal challenge against the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, which would result in e-cigarettes requiring a medicinal licence similar to nicotine patches and gums from May 2016.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Global mining giant BHP Billiton yesterday confirmed it was spinning off a range of assets across five countries to create a new mining company.  
Steve Ballmer
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced he is leaving the board of the computer giant to concentrate on his new passion, the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.
Persimmon house
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Persimmon became the latest housebuilder to announce another leap in prof­its yesterday as rosier housing market conditions helped lift sales rates and prices in the first half of the year.
Persimmon website
Wednesday 20 August 2014
RACHAEL APPLEGATE | PANMURE GORDON  
Wednesday 20 August 2014
OFFICE space in central London fell by 21 per cent year-on-year in July as improved business confidence and rising employment prompted more firms to move.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
House price growth dipped slightly in June, while the average property in the capital climbed to just shy of £500,000, according to figures released yesterday.
Phil Loney
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Insurers face a £1bn hit from the new pension fund fee cap which comes in next year, Royal London claimed yesterday – five times above the £200m cost the government predicts over the coming decade.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Two-thirds of employers have hired someone under 25 during the last year, assisting the recent decline in youth unemployment, according to research released this morning.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
GLOBAL banks’ failures may be more chaotic than expected under new rules designed to make the pro­cess of winding them down easier, ratings agency Fitch warned yesterday.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
A decade ago yesterday, just three years after the dot-com crash, a Silicon Valley search startup called Google debuted on the Nasdaq for $85 a share.
pills
Wednesday 20 August 2014
British drug giant Astrazeneca has been cleared by the US government over concerns about the trial process for its new heart drug Brilinta.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Elizabeth Arden reported its biggest ever quarterly loss due to a steeper-than-expected fall in sales of celebrity perfumes, particularly the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift brands, sending its shares plunging as much as 25 per cent yesterday.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
FTSE 100-listed tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco saw its shares jump 2.34 per cent yesterday after its interim management statement said it expected modest profit growth this year due to improving European trading.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Edinburgh-based airport services and logistics firm John Menzies says it hopes that Scotland does not split from the United Kingdom as Scottish companies will have more opportunities if Britain is not split up.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
OIL AND gas explorer Cairn Energy yesterday announced first-half, post-tax losses of $62m (£37m), compared to a loss of $219m in the same period a year ago.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
BRITISH energy services firm John Wood Group said yesterday that it was banking on the US shale ind­ustry to drive growth, after its prod­uction services business helped offset weakness in other divisions in the first half of the year.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday climbed to its highest closing level in three weeks, bolstered by housebuilding stocks after robust results from Per­s­immon.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
WALL Street yesterday was lifted by the US housing sector and strong earnings from Home Depot overshadowed lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine..
iPhone six
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Apple saw its share price soar today to $100.53, beating September 2012's record of $100.30.
Chris Martin
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Artists don't expect to be paid for their performances at halftime during the Super Bowl. Being surrounded by the adoration of thousands and adored via television by millions is usually enough to entice the biggest names.
Standard Chartered
Tuesday 19 August 2014
For Standard Chartered (SC), $300m is not enough to sate the regulators.
Steve Ballmer
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft ex-chief executive behind one of the most impassioned rants ever captured on camera and uploaded to Youtube, has stepped down from the company's board. 
House prices
Tuesday 19 August 2014
As we reported earlier, UK house prices were up 10.2 per cent in the twelve months to June, according to Office of National Statistics (ONS) data.
Men in hi-vis jackets
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Carillion has upped its offer for Balfour Beatty for a third time as the deadline looms for a potential mega-merger between the two construction firms.
First Minister Alex Salmond
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is focusing on the benefits that an independent Scotland could bring to the country's National Health Service.  
Janet Yellen
Tuesday 19 August 2014
The Federal reserve will be happy today: inflation in the US was 0.1 per cent in July, down from 0.3 per cent in June. Importantly that puts the annual rate at two per cent, right on the money.
Screenshot of Swing Copters
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Deep breath: Dong Nguyen, the man behind Flappy Bird, says he is in the process of creating a new game. This version is called Swing Copters, and it will be available to download on Thursday.
YouTube logo
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Google is poised to launch its music streaming app to rival Spotify and Apple’s iTunes appear, according to details about the service that have apparently 
Vladimir Putin
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Russia could hit back against Western nations with bans on imported cars if the US and the EU and introduce additional sanctions, Russin newspaper Vedomosti has reported.
£20 notes
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Sterling dropped to a four-month low against the dollar in morning trading, after figures by the Office for National Statistics showed UK inflation slid to 1.6 per cent in July. 
Ebola
Tuesday 19 August 2014
A woman is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Berlin after showing early symptoms of the disease.  
Greggs the Baker
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Pasty purveyor Greggs came in for a social media battering today after it emerged that someone had messed with the baker's logo.   
Commuters buying tickets
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Rail fares are set to rise by at least 3.5 per cent next year pegged against July's inflation figures announced this morning.
School meals - no such thing as a free lunch
Tuesday 19 August 2014
The government's free school meals policy has come under fire from the Local Government Association (LGA) after new research showed councils were having to divert money from other budgets to make good on the promise.  
Homes in Chelsea
Tuesday 19 August 2014
House price hysteria has calmed slightly with prices rising by a marginally more modest 10.2 per cent in the year to June, compared with 10.4 per cent in May, official figures showed today.  

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