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Thompson defends BBC top salaries

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 04:35
The BBC's director general defends its top managers' pay, saying they could earn much more in the private sector.

GMAC given new $3.8bn bail-out

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 04:17
One more top up for finance group GMAC to help cover mortgage losses - but the US government now has a majority stake.

Dishonesty probe closes law firm

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 04:13
A Stockport-based law firm is closed down and five solicitors have their licences suspended amid claims of dishonesty.

House prices rise by 5.9% in 2009

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 03:47
UK house prices rose by 5.9% in 2009, making some recovery from the massive falls seen last year, the Nationwide says.

Apple wins iPod hearing dispute

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 02:42
Apple wins a court case against claimants who say the iPod is defective and could cause hearing loss.

Russian firm to list in Hong Kong

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 01:58
The Russian aluminium maker, Rusal, moves closer to becoming first Russian firm to list in Hong Kong.

Iceland approves new Icesave deal

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 20:55
Iceland's parliament narrowly backs a deal to repay British and Dutch governments over the collapse of the Icesave bank.

Ex-HSBC boss made CBE in honours

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 19:07
The former chief executive of HSBC Dyfrig John receives the only high profile honour for banking in the New Year Honours.

Ticket tricksters

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 18:44
UK fraudsters target European music fans

Quiz of 2009

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 18:43
Test your business knowledge with our quiz of the year

US votes for Chinese steel duties

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 18:14
A US trade commission has agreed plans to impose tariffs of up to 15% on imports of Chinese-made steel pipes.

Google loses domain name claim

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 17:13
A small Canadian company behind a search engine called wins a case filed against it by search giant Google.

Copper price hits 16-month high

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 13:12
The price of copper hits more than $7,300 a tonne, reaching a new 16-month high, as strike action looms in Chile.

Pompey 'shock' at wind-up request

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 12:25
Portsmouth Football Club says it is "shocked and surprised" by the winding-up petition issued by HM Revenue & Customs.

Apple shares up on tablet rumour

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 11:16
Apple shares rise by more than 1% in early trading on Wednesday amid further speculation over new products.

Iraq oil contract goes to Angola

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:54
Angola's state-owned oil company, Sonangol, has signed a deal to produce oil in one of the most dangerous parts of Iraq.

Spinvox bought by Nuance for £64m

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:17
Voice-to-text company Spinvox has been bought by speech recognition firm Nuance.

UK house prices up for sixth month

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 09:03
House prices in England and Wales rose for the sixth month in a row in November, the Land Registry says.

France to rethink carbon tax plan

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 08:33
A new carbon tax that was supposed to go into effect in France at New Year is struck down, in a blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy.

London firm to bid for West Ham

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 07:34
London-based financial company Intermarket confirms that it will make a takeover bid for West Ham United.


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