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Fed’s solid growth view for US faces test amid Greek change

The Federal Reserve’s upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is “solid”...

Eurozone inflation in Jan at lowest level since 2009

Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, according to official data released...

China further tightens control over Internet

Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party...

After Alibaba spin-off, Yahoo! may become a takeover target

By spinning off stake into a separate firm, Yahoo will be judged by its Web businesses

Yahoo to spin off its 15.4% stake in e-tailer Alibaba

Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, said on Tuesday that the internet company would spin off its 15.4% stake in Alibaba...

Other e-commerce giant of China follows its own path

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform...

S&P cuts Russian debt one notch to junk

The rating agency cites narrowing possibilities for Russian government and companies to service their debt...

SpaceX lands $1 billion from Google & Fidelity

Google likes its ambitions sky high. This time, it has gone a little further...

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella bets on new Windows OS for breachheads in mobiles

Microsoft set to unveil details about Windows 10 that can adapt PC applications to mobile devices

Barack Obama to seek tax increases for wealthiest to help middle class

The tax proposals would face opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress. Its lawmakers argue that tax hike would hamper economic growth at a time the country cannot afford it

Rohan Murty takes ancient Indian texts to the world

The first five books of the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI), an initiative by the Harvard University...

Falling oil prices pose a challenge for Airbus, Boeing

Sharply falling oil prices are a boon to airlines, saving billions of dollars in monthly fuel bills...

S&P nears settlement over inflated ratings

On TV and in the courtroom, Standard & Poor’s has waged war against a US Justice Department lawsuit...

Connected devices pose risks: FTC chairwoman

The head of the US Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday offered a prescription for protecting consumer data...

Intel budgets $300 m for diversity

In the past year, Apple, Google and other technology giants have faced mounting criticism over...

PlayStation 4 faces resurgent rivals in Xbox One & Wii U

Not so fast, Sony. Your two biggest rivals in the game console business, Microsoft and Nintendo, are showing signs of life.

Euro drops to 4½-year low as Draghi hints at more stimulus

Shares too fall after ECB chief says ready to act on low inflation...

To rescue economy, Japan turns to supermom

When she was pregnant with the first of her three sons, Chiaki Kitajima, an advertising executive here, said her bosses were shocked...

European start-ups struggle to keep pace with venture financing

Working from converted warehouses in East London and start-up lofts in trendy Berlin, Europe’s tech companies are always eager...

Poor evidence against North Korea in Sony hacking

A number of private security researchers are increasingly voicing doubts that the hack of Sony‘s computer systems was the work of North Korea.

Driver wanted for Barack Obama motorcade. Novice welcome

Shortly after US President Barack Obama landed here one fall day for fund-raisers...

MBA programmes follow Silicon Valley into data age

Many US colleges have begun offering programmes that include digital components and not just finance and corporate strategy...

Oil’s swift fall raises fortunes of US abroad

Anti-US oil exporters Russia, Iran, Venezula pushed towards financial crisis; talks rife that US, Saudi delibrately drove down prices

Bribe charges may kill $13-bn merger of Biomet, Zimmer

From the skyscrapers of Wall Street to the factories of northern Indiana, cheers rang out for one of the biggest mergers of the year. For $13.35 billion, Goldman Sachs and a group of giant private equ

US Fed says it’ll be ‘patient’ on interest rate timing

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairwoman, said on Wednesday the Fed still expected to start raising interest rates next year...

Steep rate hike in Russia fails to stem rouble rout

The rouble’s value continued to slide on Tuesday despite the Russian central bank’s extraordinary effort to defend it...

Sony Pictures asks news outlets to delete ‘stolen’ data

Sony Pictures Entertainment warned media outlets on Sunday against using the mountains of corporate data revealed by hackers...

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