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, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.
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.
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.
Losses from online banking fraud rose by 48% in 2014 compared with 2013 as more consumers conducted their financial affairs on the internet.
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
Royal Bank of Scotland sells Coutts International, the overseas arm of its private bank, to Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee (UBP).
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 are to vote on industrial action over jobs, pay and shifts, as operators seek to reduce costs.
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.
Shares in mining companies pull the FTSE 100 lower after iron ore prices slide sharply on fears of oversupply.
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
The global fall in the price of oil has prompted Nigeria to build an airport and diversify its exports.
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Entrepreneurs in Uganda are helping to improve safety for passengers riding on boda boda motorcycle taxis.
Why many Indian sugar farmers are not celebrating a fifth year of bumper crops.
Cuts in Algeria's public sector has increased unemployment and young people are worried for their future.
Philanthropy and corporate giving are becoming an important part of doing business in India.
Despite the resilience of the rupee, Indian manufacturers fear the growing strength of the US dollar.
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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's entrepreneurs hope for a brighter economic future