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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill | Reuters

(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.<p>Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater …

10 Reasons Why Alibaba Blows Away Amazon And EBay

Alibaba the huge Chinese Internet conglomerate is going public in a world-wide offering led out of the United States. It is expected to occur in June or July this year. Alibaba is really a technology company that serves retail customers and controls 80% of the Chinese e-commerce market.<p>Alibaba will …

UK workers set for first real pay rise for four years

Wage increases are finally expected to overtake inflation when prices and job figures are released this week<p>British workers have enjoyed the first rise in their real pay for four years with wage rises finally overtaking inflation, official data is expected to confirm this week.<p>Economists believe …

Bitcoin, what is it good for?

Just in time for tax season, the IRS released its first set of rules for Bitcoin. As the cryptocurrency has gotten bigger, there's been a lot of speculation over how best to use it.<p>One idea involves computer-to-computer transactions. Take email, for example.<p>Aside from its function as a currency, …

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Jack in the Box cooks up late-night menu amid surging profit, new CEO

Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street.<p>In the last year, investors have driven the company's stock price up more than 80% — and industry analysts are bullish about the company's future.<p>Jack …

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Two Chinese executives awarded $600m for US pork deal

WH Group chief executive and executive director receive large sum in shares for role in Smithfield Foods acquisition<p>Two executives at the Chinese company that bought the US firm Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest pork producer, last September have been awarded more than $600m (£360m) of shares …