Thomas Cook chief executive steps down

Shares tumble 19% after announcement and earnings report

Clegg backs benefit curbs for immigrants

Deputy prime minister pre-empts Cameron over crackdown

Newspaper profitability rises at DMGT

Cost-cutting helps boost profits at print and online operations

Kidston steps back from her retail chain

Chain founder gives up creative director role

Wolseley sees US and European divergence

American businesses of group grow much more strongly

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

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

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

China fines Microsoft $140m in back tax

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

Wong among 116 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

Apple joins the one-company $700bn club

New high for the stock reflects hopes for iPhone and new products

Big companies see shift away from corporate tax

Trend to taxation of people, production and property rather than profits

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