Thomas Cook chief executive steps down

Shares tumble 19% after announcement and earnings report

Juncker defends €315bn project funding

Commission president says works would cost more than EU can afford

Newspaper profitability rises at DMGT

Cost-cutting helps boost profits at print and online operations

China fines Microsoft $140m in back tax

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

French Connection rises despite sales fall

Shares jump even as revenues decline due to milder autumn weather

Clegg backs benefit curbs for immigrants

Deputy prime minister pre-empts Cameron over crackdown

An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building
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Washington weighs in on Google probe

Senate and House express alarm at EU vote on break-up

China says west is blocking graft probe

Beijing says prejudice is behind refusal to return corruption suspects

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

Drop of $1 in a day after lack of consensus on supply glut

Kidston steps back from her retail chain

Chain founder gives up creative director role

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

Wong among 148 detained as police move to clear protest site

Reform of banks ‘will take a generation’

Messages from top executives do not reach frontline, study finds

Comment and Analysis

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Attacks catch security forces off-guard and cast doubts on recovery

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