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North Korea's 'Lazarus' hackers attack global banks, stolen money to fund nuclear programs

A report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky claims North Korea to be responsible for the hacking attacks on banks in around 18 countries.<p>The …

Fox News, Ailes slapped with another sexual harassment lawsuit, advertisers pulling out from top-rated show

A lawsuit has been filed by a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor on Monday stating, among others, that Roger Ailes allegedly …

Uniqlo to leave US if Trump insists the retailer makes all its clothes in America

Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has announced plans to leave the United States market if President Donald Trump would insist on his policy.<p>The US …

South African president sacks finance minister over alleged disloyalty; calls for midnight reshuffle

South African president, Jacob Zuma, has sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan along with nine other ministers, who were reportedly disloyal to his …

Mexico's largest cement company Cemex won't build Trump's border wall

Mexico's largest cement company clarifies it won't take part in materializing President Donald Trump's border wall. Cemex executives announced on …

H&M to launch new brand Arket this year

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has announced it will launch a new brand called Arket this year. The name, which means 'sheet of paper' in Swedish, will …

Amazon to collect state sales tax marking the end of tax-free shopping experience

E-commerce giant Amazon has announced its plans to start collecting sales tax, marking the end of the day when shopping tax is free. It will collect …

Topshop managing director leaves for The White Company in a string of resignations from Arcadia empire

Sir Philip Green found himself losing his most-prized managing director to The White Company just weeks after the tycoon handed his personal fortune …

Qatar Airways to offer loaner laptops in response to the US' electronics ban

Qatar Airways has a solution over the recently announced electronics ban for flights coming from the Middle East and North Africa. Qatar will offer …

Jeff Bezos becomes second richest in the world surpassing Warren Buffett, Amancio Ortega

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has surpassed Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega to become the second richest person in the world. The latest tally shows …

UK officially leaves EU; forecasters warn of tough times ahead

Brexit has been made official and the costs could be high. Many are rejoicing UK's new claimed sovereignty and tighter border controls as the country …

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million settlement over accounts scandal

US bank Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million as settlement for the 11 class-action lawsuits brought by customers who had accounts opened …

Tesco to settle accounting error for £129 million plus £85 million damages to investors

Large supermarket group Tesco is set to pay £129 million in settlement for overstating the company's profits in 2014. This is part of a deferred …

Amazon acquires e-commerce platform Souq.com

Amazon confirms reports that said it has acquired Souq.com, an e-commerce marketplace that serves the Middle East based in Dubai. The acquisition …

Hedge fund exec linked to Madoff jumped to his death

A hedge fund executive, who invested $7 billion in Bernard Madoff's infamous Ponzi scheme, jumped to his death from the Sofitel New York Hotel on …

Elon Musk launches brain electrode company Neuralink

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched a start-up company that develops technology connecting human brains to computers. Neuralink, the …

New pound coin's hidden security features, problems and availability

The new 12-sided £1 coin comes into circulation on Tuesday with a hidden security feature that would stamp out fraud and counterfeiting.<p>British …

Qatar pushes £5 billion UK investment despite Brexit

Qatar has announced plans to invest £5 billion in the UK in transport, property and digital technology over the next three to five years. The Middle …

American Airlines to buy $200 million worth of shares in China Southern

American Airlines is set to become the second biggest carrier in the United States after it closes its deal with China Southern.<p>The American carrier …

UK banks face new stress test scenario by the Bank of England

The Bank of England has prepared new stress test scenarios to be given to the biggest banks in the UK to prepare for any sudden slowdown in foreign …

Apple, Facebook join augmented reality glasses race; tech groups bet it could replace smartphone

Apple and Facebook are going up against start-up company Magic Leap and Microsoft's HoloLens in developing a pair of augmented reality glasses that …

Uber suspends self-driving cars operations after Arizona crash

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving cars after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in an accident in Tempe, Arizona. This …

More big brands pull ads from YouTube

Big brands are pulling their ads out of Google's YouTube after it appeared next to extremist videos.<p>Wal-Mart, PepsiCo, Starbucks, General Motors, FX …

Tech analyst notes key factors that could prevent Apple from becoming worth $1 trillion

The Cupertino-based company Apple's value is skyrocketing at the moment. With a valuation worth about three-quarters of a trillion dollars, the …

Starbucks lags behind Dunkin's performance

Wall Street notes many people are starting to buy their drinks at Dunkin' Donuts instead of the popular caffeine company Starbucks. Dunkin' Brands' …

Investors pull out from US stock funds

Wall Street has been put on defensive mode ever since Donald Trump became the president of the United States. This led to investors pulling out $8.9 …

Samsung Electronics chief apologizes for scandal, rejects calls for company reform

Samsung Electronics says sorry for its involvement in the scandal that led to South Korea's president being impeached. CEO Jay Y. Lee was accused of …

Expedia gives board of directors seat to Chelsea Clinton

Travel site Expedia just named Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, as a member of its board on Thursday. Clinton will be paid in accordance …

Toyota plans £240 million investment in Burnaston plant

Japanese automaker Toyota plans to invest £240 million in upgrading its car plant that makes the Auris and Aventis models. The company, however, will …

Tiffany posts strong sales growth in China, appoints new directors

Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. posts a three-percent decline in the year ending January 31, 2017, and a one-percent increase in the fourth …