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Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.
Singapore is running a trade fair for entrepreneurs, where exhibitors hope to turn their idea into a worldwide success.
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
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After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
The biggest bus operator in Wales announces it will axe 14 services and reduce eight others as it cuts its fleet by 10%.
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
The pound hits its highest level in more than four years against the US dollar.
RMT workers on the London Underground are to take five days of strike action according to the union.
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
Royal Bank of Scotland says law firm Clifford Chance has cleared it over allegations that it forced small firms to close so it could make a profit.
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.
The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn provoking widespread calls for reform, including from one of the business's main unions Unite.
The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013. Interim chief executive Richard Pennycook described the results as "a disaster".
Former England defender Danny Mills has invested in the struggling West Cornwall Pasty Company.