Golden Discs MD Stephen Fitzgerald said the company was expecting a strong finish to 2014

Golden Discs reports a return to profit

13.09 Entertainment retailer Golden Discs said it returned to profit in the year to the end of June, with the company earning almost €209,000 following a deferred tax provision.

A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

16.28 A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

The Swiss National Bank currently forecasts growth of 2% for this year

Swiss growth evaporates in Q2 as trade slows

15.03 Switzerland's economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter, showing zero growth as trade took a hit from stagnation in its main export market Europe and falling construction spending.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the worst ever spill in the US

Halliburton pays $1.1 billion for Gulf oil spill

16.01 Oil services company Halliburton has said it would pay a $1.1bn settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.

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Microsoft is one of 30 foreign companies that have come under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly regulators

China gives Microsoft 20 days to give explanation

01 Sep A Chinese competition regulator has given Microsoft 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.