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

Washington weighs in on Google probe

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

China fines Microsoft $140m in back tax

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

DMGT’s newspaper profitability rises

Cost-cutting helps boost profits at Daily Mail and MailOnline

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

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

Apple joins the one-company $700bn club

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

Reform of banks ‘will take a generation’

Messages from top executives do not reach frontline, study finds

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

Wong among 116 detained as police move to clear up protest site

Big companies see shift away from corporate tax

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

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons' public accounts committee
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Universal credit benefit faces more delay

New IT system falls six months behind schedule

Samsung sells chemicals and defence stakes

Sales worth $1.7bn part of heir apparent’s moves to cement control

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