House of Representatives vote through bill that raises taxes for only the richest Americans
Pentagon ready to send lay-off notices to 800,000 workers if politicians cannot reach a compromise
Hugh Hefner's son-in-law forced to pay huge fine to US regulators
Superstorm Sandy's impact will reduce US GDP in the fourth quarter, but reconstruction efforts will see it boosted in early 2013
Subpoenas for Barclays, HSBC and RBS prepare ground for investors to sue banks involved
Outgoing BBC boss is to become CEO of the New York Times, rival to Murdoch's Wall Street Journal
Google might be called before Treasury select committee as part of investigation into tax avoidance, says MP
Dead rapper MCA forbids the use of his 'image, name or music' in commercials
The Murdoch empire is about to be divided in two - and new losses hint at fate of newspapers
Bank governor criticises US regulator for raising money laundering claims while inquiry is ongoing
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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