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business The democratic disruption of finance

Bitcoin is just one example of a process that will challenge regulators to adapt Continue reading...

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business Faster Production Brings Boeing $965M 1Q Profit

Increased commercial jet deliveries helps Boeing 1Q profit; retirement plan brings write-off

40 minutes ago // Sky News

business Eurostar Gets Big Boost From Business Travel

Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar gets a big boost from premium class travellers, taking revenue to a new quarterly high.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

business Home and away: at the beach in pictures

From a peaceful Caribbean paradise to a rustic converted barn, all these properties offer rooms with a view Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // Reuters

business Dow Chemical profit rises 75% on strong plastics pricing, margins

Reuters - Dow Chemical Co reported a 75 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher prices for its plastics products and higher margins in most of its businesses.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

business Sports Direct chief can sulk all he likes but shareholders have spoken

Dave Forsey is behaving as if denying Mike Ashley a 73m bonus was an act of great treachery. Pull the other one Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

business Job Postings for Non-Grads Few and Far Between Online

Less-educated Americans desperate for work may not be finding a job online for one simple reason: The job they want isnt being posted there.

42 minutes ago // BBC

business Energy switching numbers 'still low'

Nearly two-thirds of people have never switched energy supplier - a process that could save them 200, says the energy regulator, Ofgem.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

business Futures flat after six straight days of gains

NEW YORK Reuters - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep buying following six straight days of gains on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

business Procter & Gamble quarterly profit rises on home care sales

Reuters - Procter & Gamble Co , the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Procter & Gamble quarterly profit rises on home care sales

April 23 Reuters - Procter & Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

46 minutes ago // BBC

business London Market Report

Shares in AB Foods jump 9% after it announces its Primark clothing chain will launch in the US, but the FTSE 100 falls back.

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

business CBI confidence is as high as 1973 - the year the economy went south

The Barber boom which bust in 1973 was built on low interest rates, easy credit and big budget deficits - ring any bells? Continue reading...

48 minutes ago // Reuters

business Northrop beats on earnings, lifts 2014 outlook

WASHINGTON, April 23 Reuters - Northrop Grumman Corp on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit despite a drop in sales, and the U.S. weapons maker raised its earnings forecast.

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Europe Confronts Its Roma Problem

A decade after countries with large Roma, or Gypsy, populations started joining the EU, the bloc is aiming to overcome centuries of discrimination that have kept the Roma disproportionately uneducated and poor.

53 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Greece Beats 2013 Budget Targets

Greece beat its budget targets last year, confirming a dramatic turnaround in its public finances and opens the way for fresh debt reduction measures by its euro-zone partners.

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business Reynolds American 1Q Profit Falls More Than 28 Pct

Camel maker Reynolds 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct on lower cigarette sales, higher costs

58 minutes ago // The New York Times

business Procter & Gamble 3rd-Quarter Results Mixed

Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent, bolstered by some lower expenses and a reduced tax rate.

59 minutes ago // Reuters

business Spectrum Pharma's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

April 23 Reuters - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said its experimental cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial.

59 minutes ago // ABC

business Procter & Gamble 3rd-Quarter Results Mixed

Procter & Gamble 3Q results mixed, lowers full-year adjusted profit forecast

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Procter & Gamble third-quarter profit rises

Reuters - Procter & Gamble Co , the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

business Hungry House delivery service gobbles up 50m investment

Strong investor appetite for online delivery service Hungry House has increased total funding in the company to 170m

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

business Hungry House raises 50m to defend online delivery service

New investor takes total funding in online delivery service Hungry House to 170m

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Higher tax bill hurts Ingersoll-Rand's profit

April 23 Reuters - Ingersoll-Rand Plc, maker of Trane airconditioners, reported a 10 percent decline in quarterly profit as its tax bill jumped.

1 hour ago // The Independent

business Government deficit above 100bn for fifth consecutive year

The Government has recorded its fifth year in a row of 100 billion-plus deficits despite meeting borrowing targets, according to official figures released today.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

business Kennan's revenge: remembering the reasons for the Cold War

The goal of Western policy today should be to find the means to work with Russia to stop Ukraine from being torn apart Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Biogen posts higher profit as new MS drug again tops forecasts

April 23 Reuters - Biogen Idec Inc on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit as sales of its new Tecfidera multiple sclerosis drug extended its run of eclipsing Wall Street sales forecasts.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Higher sales at auto unit lift Johnson Controls profit

April 23 Reuters - Johnson Controls Inc reported a 59 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its automotive unit.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business WRAPUP 2-Ukraine's leaders say have U.S. backing to take on "aggressors"

Kiev says to resume operation against armed groups in east

1 hour ago // BBC

business Patisserie Valerie plans share sale

The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise 33m.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Numericable Bond to Raise Almost $11 Billion

French cable operator to raise almost $11 billion in the biggest junk-bond sale on record.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Procter & Gamble third-quarter profit rises

April 23 Reuters - Procter & Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Dow Chemical profit rises 75% on strong plastics pricing, margins

April 23 Reuters - Dow Chemical Co reported a 75 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher prices for its plastics products and higher margins in most of its businesses.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Ericsson leads European shares lower after earnings miss

French, German PMIs point to diverging economies Updates prices, adds quote, detail

1 hour ago // The Independent

business Sports Direct goes on the attack after Mike Ashley bonus vote

Mike Ashleys Sports Direct has launched an attack against its institutional investors, warning of further uncertainty after they refused to back a multi-million-pound payout to the billionaire founder.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business BlackRock cut stake in Monte Paschi to 3.23 percent

MILAN Reuters - U.S. investment fund BlackRock has lowered its stake in Italian lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena to 3.23 pct from 5.75 percent, according to a filing published by market regulator Consob on Wednesday.