Apple faces multibillion EU tax bill

Brussels decides tech group received illegal Irish state aid

Mondelez abandons Hershey takeover bid

Suitor walks away after improved offer fails to tempt target

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into petition protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

YouTube live video views grow by 80%

Website playing catch-up with Facebook and Snapchat in real-time content

Merkel keeps Germans guessing

Chancellor refusing to say if she will be her party’s election candidate

Statoil project turns profit at $25 a barrel

Norwegian oil company squeezes costs at North Sea discovery

Obama’s healthcare problems turn critical

Malfunctioning insurance exchanges are undermining president’s signature reforms

US banks in activists’ sights

Activists circle as many US banks fail to make a double-digit return on equity

Cinemas go upmarket with menus and loungers

Luxury in-screen dining cinemas attract bigger audience

US calls on Syria allies to end infighting

Clashes between Turkey-backed rebels and Kurdish-led forces

Calais ‘Jungle’ raises Anglo-French heat

Rudd and Cazeneuve to meet amid calls to end border control deal

Comment & Analysis

Fed needed to send dovish message

Conference disappoints despite meeting with activist group

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London and New York must cement bond

The world’s leading financial markets have a special relationship, writes Dan Glaser

Ethiopia has to loosen grip on economy

The authoritarian development model is running up against limits

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