Facebook surges on mobile ads boon

Revenues from advertising jump 63% from a year ago

Trump urges Russia to find Clinton emails

Hacking remarks revive scrutiny of Republican’s attitude to Moscow

Biotech start-up slides on Wall St debut

Shares in Hep-C drugmaker founded by ex-convict drop 17%

S&P 500 trims decline after Fed statement

Dollar retreats while gold jumps

Clinton challenge to inspire party trust

Democratic nominee will need a speech to draw in the doubters

Fresh concerns over French terror fight

Doubts about Socialist government’s ability to tackle crisis

Saudi royal oil group at heart of 1MDB case

US claims $1bn of Malaysian funds for PetroSaudi venture siphoned

UK reacts coolly to Barnier Brexit role

French politician dubbed Scourge of the City for his EU work

Coke cuts sales forecast as China slows

Quarterly revenue of $11.5bn misses analysts’ expectations

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Human nose bacteria is powerful antibiotic

Lugdunin kills range of bacteria, including ones resistant to existing drugs

Craft beer makes US top hops grower

Germany ousted from top spot after half a century

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Candy mogul Forrest Mars Jr dies at 84

Third-generation leader expanded family company around the world

Young businesswoman working overtime at night in her office.
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Why content is not always king

Mixed fortunes of digital education suggest hits are elusive

Monte dei Paschi di Siena's headquarters
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Why Italy’s bad loans are such a headache

Solving Italy’s bad loans will require more than fresh capital injections

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