Google dips 5% as earnings disappoint

Weakness at search giant bodes poorly for internet stocks

IBM hit by costs of restructuring

Net income falls 20% as hardware leads sales decline

Hapag-Lloyd joins forces with CSAV

Deal will create world’s fourth-largest fleet of container ships

Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

Remarks raise possibility of easy monetary policy for longer

Worst start for hedge funds since crisis

Performance hit by Ukraine, tech stock slump and yen reversal

Corporate knights less likely to cut jobs

Fear of drawing the ire of politicians and the public a factor

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Clock ticks on Clarke’s Tesco revival plan

Shareholders and investors see three options for embattled chief

Face of Irish crisis cleared of loan fraud

Jury finds banker not guilty on all 10 counts of making illegal loans

Osborne resists economic triumphalism

Chancellor’s public response to employment figures is muted

American Funds warns on ‘Heartbleed’ bug

Large mutual fund provider says customers potentially at risk

Coulson ‘shocked’ by Blunkett voicemails

Ex-News of the World editor testifies at hacking trial

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Kerowa Gram Panchayat, Purulia, West Bengal. The tailor Yudhishthir Mahto and Bheem Chandra Mahto, his brother
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Uncertain future for India’s middle class

Aspiring vulnerable to economic and political change

The challenges for Labour pile up

Miliband must say how he will improve the cost of living

When use of pseudo-maths adds up to fraud

Many models tweak strategy to fit data or are just statistical flukes

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