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Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law

Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.

Loaded magazine says it will close

Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Housing market activity 'subdued'

UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.

Online banking fraud 'up by 48%'

Losses from online banking fraud rose by 48% in 2014 compared with 2013 as more consumers conducted their financial affairs on the internet.

Blackberry posts profit for quarter

Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014

Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

RBS sells Coutts International to UBP

Royal Bank of Scotland sells Coutts International, the overseas arm of its private bank, to Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee (UBP).

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA

Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.

North Sea workers to vote on action

North Sea workers are to vote on industrial action over jobs, pay and shifts, as operators seek to reduce costs.

Co-op Bank still has 'much to do'

The Co-operative Bank says it is making a "significant improvement" as it reports a lower pre-tax loss but says another 57 branches will close this year.

Mining shares pull FTSE lower

Shares in mining companies pull the FTSE 100 lower after iron ore prices slide sharply on fears of oversupply.

PayPal fined for illegal payments

PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

Why are people so mean online?

Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

VIDEO: New airport to help Nigerian economy

The global fall in the price of oil has prompted Nigeria to build an airport and diversify its exports.

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

What does your food shopping say about you?

VIDEO: Revamping Uganda's motorcycle taxis

Entrepreneurs in Uganda are helping to improve safety for passengers riding on boda boda motorcycle taxis.

VIDEO: India's sugar industry crisis

Why many Indian sugar farmers are not celebrating a fifth year of bumper crops.

VIDEO: Algeria's young, educated and jobless

Cuts in Algeria's public sector has increased unemployment and young people are worried for their future.

VIDEO: India's new charitable fundraisers

Philanthropy and corporate giving are becoming an important part of doing business in India.

VIDEO: Fears for rupee slide against dollar

Despite the resilience of the rupee, Indian manufacturers fear the growing strength of the US dollar.

How to open your own bed and breakfast

How to start your own bed and breakfast

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

What compensation is the airline legally obliged to pay?

Tech to barter your way to the good life

How you can save money and barter your way to the good life

Can data help create English football stars?

Can data help create England's next football stars?

Nigeria's 'champagne' economy boom

Why Nigeria's economy is booming despite Boko Haram

Is lunch an an economic indicator?

What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health

Japan economy at brink of deflation

Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.

Kosovo firms hope for better future

Kosovo's entrepreneurs hope for a brighter economic future


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