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EU membership offers no trade benefit to UK: Civitas

The UK has not gained any "insider advantages" in trade with other European countries from its European Union (EU) membership, social policy think tank Civitas said in its latest report.

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Shire raises full-year growth forecast; shares jump

Stock in Shire Plc jumped more than 2 per cent after the pharmaceutical firm reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and raised its growth forecast for 2014.

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Two former Irish bankers face jail terms for hitting secret deal to save lender

Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation, which came to symbolize Ireland's boom to bust hung in the balance, are facing prison terms of up to five years for the secret deal that they had hit to save the lender at the peal of economic crisis in 2008.

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Google & three other tech giants agree to pay $324M to settle conspiracy lawsuit

Four tech giants, including Google and Apple, have agreed to pay more than $300 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to restrain salaries.

A class-action lawsuit had alleged that Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel had been conspiring to prevent their engineers and other technology workers from getting better job opportunities from one another.

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QinetiQ to sell its American arm for $215 million

Britain's defence group QinetiQ has confirmed that it has agreed to sell its American services division to the SI Organization Inc. for $215 million.

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