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Latest update : 2013-12-03

Amazon loses New York sales tax appeal

Online retailers like Amazon will have to continue paying sales tax in New York after their Supreme Court appeal was rejected. Amazon will be cheered, however, by record sales on "Cyber Monday", when online stores held their pre-Christmas sales.

By Stephen Carroll

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2015-06-02 France

Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

The French government is to create another 100,000 state-subsidised jobs in response to the latest rise in unemployment. It's a strategy that has been used for decades in France,...

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2015-06-01 France

Are French employers cutting back on 'unfireable' work contracts?

France's permanent job contracts provide strong protection for workers, making it difficult and expensive for employers to lay them off. As a result, companies are increasingly...

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2015-05-29 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch goes on sale for $100 million

Neverland Ranch, now officially Sycamore Valley Ranch, is up for sale. The home of the late, great King of Pop has a price tag of $100 million. The zoo animals and amusement park...

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2015-05-28 Greece

Greece says a deal is close, Germany says no progress made

Greece is optimistic a debt deal could be reached as early as this weekend, but Germany says the negotiations have failed to make any real progress. Plus, many of the world's...

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2015-05-27 airlines

Irish government clears sale of Aer Lingus stake to British Airways' owner

The Irish government has approved the sale of its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to the owner of British Airways, IAG. The deal will still need to be approved by rival airline...

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