US says Russia fired artillery at Ukraine

State department cites ‘new evidence’ linking Moscow to conflict

Amazon dives after losses blow out

Spending on cloud computing pushes retailer further into the red

Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

Settlement reached with US and UK regulators

Fresh S&P 500 record nudges Asia higher

Japanese stocks brush off inflation reading

Goldman to Babble on own chatroom

Wall St banks’ project to replace Bloomberg messaging

Tata Steel starts refinancing Corus debt

Indian steelmaker issues two bonds worth $1.5bn

Google UK pays £20.4m corporation tax

Country accounts for $5.6bn of internet group’s revenues

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

UK tops IMF advanced economy forecasts

Prediction of 3.2% growth more optimistic than OBR figures

Barclays defends ‘dark pool’ venue

Court asked to dismiss US lawsuit over high-frequency trading

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Air Algerie jet ‘probably crashed’

51 French among 116 on flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers

Comment and Analysis

The US has the highest number of millionaire households

Obama’s dilemma over tax inversions

Better a big reform than quixotic appeals to patriotism

John Blundell, free-market thinker

Devotee of Hayek seldom missed an opportunity to spread free-market word

Researchers studied the fossils of plant-eating dinosaurs

Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

Plumage not for flight but may have been for warmth

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