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Latest update : 2014-03-07

The mystery behind Bitcoin

Japan’s government wants to start taxing Bitcoin, amid growing concern the digital currency could be used for tax evasion or money laundering. The shroud of mystery over its founder remains – reporters descended on the home of a Japanese-American engineer, revealed to be the man behind Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto denied any involvement in the controversial currency. Plus: a $9bn deal to buy the Safeway grocery chain, an anti-trust probe into a telecoms merger, and who’s spying on Oreos?

By Kate MOODY

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2016-07-29 France

French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

French economic growth ground to a halt in the period from April to June, as consumer and business spending were hit by strikes at oil refineries. France's finance ministry...

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2016-07-28 Facebook

Facebook profits soar 186% as user numbers surge

Profits at Facebook have jumped by 186% since last year, as the social network passes the milestone of 1.7 billion active users. Mobile advertising has become increasingly...

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2016-07-27 Apple

Another drop in iPhone sales, so why are Apple shares rising?

Apple has seen another fall in quarterly sales of its flagship product, the iPhone. The company's profits fell by 27% in the three months to the end of June, but its shares rose...

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2016-07-26 Air France

Air France set for fresh strike action

Two unions representing cabin crew at Air France have called a week-long strike, starting on Wednesday. The airline has been forced to cancel 10% of its long-haul flights, and...

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2016-07-25 Yahoo

Verizon set to buy Yahoo's internet business

Yahoo prepares to sell its core internet business to Verizon, the telecoms giant which has reportedly won the bidding war for the struggling tech firm. Also today - with the...

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