Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Marks and Spencer was dragged into the intensifying corporate tax avoidance row on Sunday night with allegations that its online sales operation was operated in a similar way to that of Amazon to minimise payments to the UK Treasury.
Yahoo's board approves a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m), US media reports say.
Group’s tax planning is likely to come under the microscope when Tim Cook, chief executive, faces Senate committee investigating shifting of profits to low-tax countries
The explosion just after 5pm on a street in Newark, Nottinghamshire, prompted police to ask local people to remain indoors and keep their windows shut to reduce the impact of dust.