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  • ActionAid campaigners wear masks featuring the face of Barclays boss Antony Jenkins as they protest at the bank's Annual General MeetingBarclays face shareholders' fury

    Barclays was accused of "paying for Manchester United but getting Colchester United" as it faced shareholder anger over rising bonuses and falling profits.

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  • The Apple logo in the Apple store in Regents Street, London..Year-on-year revenue rise for Apple

    Technology giant Apple has experienced a revenue boost on the same time last year, its quarterly figures have shown.

  • Facebook's first-quarter results have soaredAd surge boosts Facebook profits

    Social network giant Facebook reported soaring profits during the first quarter of 2014, driven by a major surge in advertising revenue.

  • Unilever's revenues performance has been impacted by the strength of the euro.Unilever upbeat despite euro hit

    Consumer goods giant Unilever, whose brands include Flora and Magnum ice cream, has been impacted by the stronger euro and slower emerging markets.

  • Virgin Atlantic has halved its losses, figures show, and is making "good progress", according to its chief executive.Virgin figures show 'good progress'

    Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic has taken a step towards profitability by halving its losses.

  • Like-for-like sales at Travis Perkins were up by 12.7% in the first three months of the yearTravis lifted by building upturn

    Travis Perkins revealed a sharp hike in sales today as the owner of the Wickes DIY chain and more than 600 builders' merchant yards benefited from Britain's construction and housing market recovery.

  • Premier Foods has been impacted by difficult conditions faced by the Big Four supermarket chains.Premier hit by slow grocery sales

    The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts felt the impact of the supermarket sector's troubles today with a 6.2% drop in quarterly sales.

  • Ian Duncan Smith addresses the Conservative spring forum.Duncan Smith welcomes Bank claim

    Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has welcomed suggestions from a key Bank of England committee that benefit reforms may be driving a rise in self employment.

  • Eurotunnel enjoyed increased revenues in the first part of 2014Eurotunnel's revenues up by 8%

    Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel enjoyed increased revenues in the first part of this year.

  • The Tories want to axe funding for new onshore wind turbine projectsTory wind farm plans 'disastrous'

    Energy Secretary Ed Davey has warned that Tory plans to put an effective moratorium on new onshore wind farms will be "disastrous for business and jobs".

  • Prime Minister David Cameron  centre  visiting a shale drilling plant oil depotShale gas 'a unique opportunity'

    Developing shale gas in the UK could draw in £33 billion of investment and create tens of thousands of jobs, a report for the industry has claimed.

  • Pay rises are set to be ahead of inflation for the first time in years, according to a studyPay rises set to outpace inflation

    Fresh evidence has emerged that pay rises could soon be ahead of the rate of inflation for the first time in years.

  • All regions in the UK have seen an annual growth in their spending powerFamilies see spending power boost

    Families' spending power is growing almost twice as fast in the North East as it is in London as the economy recovers, a report has found.

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