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Latest update : 2014-03-26

Zuckerberg goes shopping for virtual reality

Facebook has agreed to buy the virtual reality technology firm Oculus for $2 billion. It’s the social network’s first foray into hardware, as founder Mark Zuckerberg is keen to demonstrate the company’s ability to innovate. Also today: the maker of Candy Crush debuts on the New York Stock Exchange.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-07-25 Google

Google parent company's profits hit by EU fine

Google's parent company Alphabet has seen its profits hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission last month. Alphabet's earnings were down 28% on last year after...

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2017-07-24 OPEC

Oil-producing nations meet as cracks emerge in production deal

OPEC and non-OPEC nations are gathering in Russia to discuss threats to a deal they signed back in November to cut production. Also today, the IMF downgrades growth projections...

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2017-07-21 Rex Tillerson

Exxon sues US over $2m fine for violating Russia sanctions

Exxon Mobil sues the US Treasury for handing it a $2 million fine for violating sanctions against Russia back when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the oil giant. Also...

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2017-07-20 ECB

Time to taper? ECB governing council meets in Frankfurt

Think Markets Chief Analyst Naeem Aslam joins us in the studio to talk about possible moves by the European Central Bank at its governing council meeting this Thursday. The ECB...

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2017-07-19 Tour de France

Tour de France a marketing coup for sponsors

Sponsoring the Tour de France comes with a price tag of millions of euros, but offers brands an opportunity to be seen by an audience of billions. We take a look at some of their...

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