Google shares dip as earnings disappoint

Weakness at search group bodes poorly for internet stocks

China’s Weibo raises $285m in US IPO

Company overcomes jitters after earlier cutting size of offering

NY’s attorney-general subpoenas HFT firms

Schneiderman targets six traders as investigation widens

Asian bourses struggle to remain upbeat

HK stocks buck trend as Beijing eases lending rules for rural banks

Worst start for hedge funds since crisis

Performance hit by Ukraine, tech stock slump and yen reversal

Grief turns to anger after S Korea ferry crash

Desperate search for 287 missing people

Leslau to float property assets on Aim

Sir Tom Hunter joins in push to launch Reit of major assets

IBM hit by costs of restructuring

Net income falls 20% as hardware leads sales decline

Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

Remarks raise possibility of easy monetary policy for longer

Corporate knights less likely to cut jobs

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Clock ticks on Clarke’s Tesco revival plan

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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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