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Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle

Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a "physical extension" of its business. By Jane Wakefield Amazon will stock the most...

McDonald’s sales rise after US launch of all-day breakfast

McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the...

Apple warns iPhone sales set to fall for first time

Apple has reported the slowest growth in iPhone sales since the product's 2007 launch and warned sales will fall for the first time later...

Walmart shuts 269 stores worldwide

On Friday, Walmart announced it will close 269 stores globally as it struggles to compete with online retailers like Amazon. The news came as US...

Japan and India sign bullet train deal amid closer ties

India has agreed to buy a high-speed bullet train from Japan, in an attempt to transform its creaking rail system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said...

Oprah snaffles Weight Watchers stake for $43m

Chat show host Oprah Winfrey is paying $43.2m (£27.89m) for a 10% slice of slimming firm Weight Watchers. She will also get a seat on...

To Merge or Not to Merge?

Professor Discovers Mergers Don’t Help the Largest Banks To merge or not to merge? If you’re a bank, that’s a question you may want to...

Manufacturing Marvels Produced via One-of-a-Kind Partnership

University of Louisville named "hotbed" for additive manufacturing by Forbes Magazine A unique partnership between the University of Louisville and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will serve...

Thousands Protest in Germany Against EU-US Trade Talks

  Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Saturday in the German capital against the massive free-trade accord being negotiated by the European Union and the...

Beer giants AB InBev and SABMiller agree takeover terms

The world's two biggest beer producers are set to merge after SABMiller accepted an increased takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev. SABMiller said it had...