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Latest update : 2013-12-11

US budget aims to prevent another government shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have agreed a draft budget which will fund the US government until September 2015. The $85 billion plan will see the deficit reduced by about $23 billion, but it doesn’t tackle some of the more politically sensitive issues like taxation. Meanwhile, regulators in the US have signed off on the so-called "Volcker rule", which aims to reduce the risks big banks can take.

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2015-07-30 Facebook

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2015-07-29 Twitter

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The interim chief executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has said the slowing user growth is "unacceptable", and needs to be worked on. He made the comments on a conference call with...

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2015-07-28 Greece

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Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed that he was developing a secret "Plan B" if the ECB cut off liquidity to his country's banks. He made the comments...

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2015-07-27 Greece

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Officials from the European Commission and European Central Bank are returning to Athens this week to begin talks over the country's third bailout, worth €86 billion. Also today:...

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2015-07-24 Greece

Greece's creditors are back in town

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