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Thompson defends BBC top salaries
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
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
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
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
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
The Russian aluminium maker, Rusal, moves closer to becoming first Russian firm to list in Hong Kong.
Iceland approves new Icesave deal
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
The former chief executive of HSBC Dyfrig John receives the only high profile honour for banking in the New Year Honours.
UK fraudsters target European music fans
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US votes for Chinese steel duties
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
A small Canadian company behind a search engine called Groovle.com wins a case filed against it by search giant Google.
Copper price hits 16-month high
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
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
Apple shares rise by more than 1% in early trading on Wednesday amid further speculation over new products.
Iraq oil contract goes to Angola
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
Voice-to-text company Spinvox has been bought by speech recognition firm Nuance.
UK house prices up for sixth month
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
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
London-based financial company Intermarket confirms that it will make a takeover bid for West Ham United.