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Did the company violate its 2011 settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission?

President of agricultural supply chain division says making money through grain sales is ‘over’

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Jay Powell expected to preside over his first interest rate increase as chair

About 100,000 entrepreneurs due to retire in next 2 years yet to find successors

Personal information is the life blood of galleries and auction houses

Two experts debate how best to reform auditing

Centre-right’s divisions add to complexity of forming stable government in Italy

Ye disappearance casts doubt on $9bn deal and threatens thaw between Xi and Putin

Business executive also served as commerce secretary under President Richard Nixon

Beijing to launch ‘Voice of China’ in push to strengthen news footprint abroad

Eurosceptic MPs urge Theresa May to reject 21-month transition agreement


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Year-long surge puts about $350bn on retailer’s stock market value

G20 finance chiefs at annual meeting call for further dialogue and action

Deal with US bricks-and-mortar banks promises collaborative interaction in sector

Man died after detonating an explosive device


The west’s largest taboo is creeping back from the fringes, most remarkably in the US and UK


General-turned-president has stabilised country but critics warn of growing oppression and the rising role of the military

Personal information is the life blood of galleries and auction houses

As populist leaders test the limits of their power, the warnings from historians and political scientists are growing louder

Markets News

Investors look for insight on tightening pace from Jay Powell’s debut press conference


China’s unease about P2P credit groups derails expected multibillion-dollar offer

Ocado in focus after house broker Goldman Sachs turns cautious



From a data scandal to legal reform, Facebook, Google, Apple and Uber face threats

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A guide to managing apps on the social network, deactivating or deleting your account

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