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Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

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BUSINESS DAILY

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?

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2016-02-05 American football

Costs of airing 30-second ads during Super Bowl 50 at record highs

Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe – it has a ring to it, and a cha-ching behind it. It's one of dozens of ads that will air during Super Bowl 50, with a 30-second spot costing $4.8...

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2016-02-04 trade

TPP trade deal signed, but implementation still a long way off

Twelve countries have now signed the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TTP), agreed on last October, which will eventually see some 18,000 import taxes either reduced or lifted....

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2016-02-03 Yahoo

Yahoo to cut 15% of its workforce

Yahoo! is to cut 15% of its workforce, or more than 1,000 jobs, as it continues to overhaul its operations. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer also acknowledged the company would...

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2016-02-01 China

Renault unveils its first Chinese factory

Renault cuts the ribbon at its first Chinese factory. The French carmaker eyes strong growth in the world's biggest auto market, even as the Chinese economy slows. Meanwhile...

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2016-01-29 Japan

Bank of Japan surprises markets with negative interest rate policy

Take it as a lesson in how to turn a negative into a positive. Earlier this month, Japan ruled out negative interest rates, making it all the more of a surprise this Friday when...

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