Brazil President Dilma Rousseff impeached by Senate

Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget.It puts an end to 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff denies the charges.Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and ... — Read More

Uber 'to introduce self-driving cars within weeks'

The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars later this month, it has been reported.According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Uber's chief executive Travis Kalanick said the launch would take place in Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania.At first, ... — Read More

US rate hike in September 'possible'

An influential member of the US central bank has said that an interest rate rise is "possible" in September."We're edging closer towards the point in time where it will be appropriate I think to raise interest rates further," said William Dudley, ... — Read More

McDonald's pressured to serve up global antibiotics ban

A new online campaign is putting pressure on fast food giant McDonald's to impose a global ban on products from animals treated with antibiotics.Scientists warn that treating livestock with antibiotics is leading to a rise in drug-resistant superbugs.The charity ShareAction has ... — Read More

Nike to stop selling golf equipment

Nike will stop selling golf clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales at its golf division.But the company said it would "accelerate innovation" in golf footwear and clothes.Nike invested heavily in golf during the late 1990s with its sponsorship ... — Read More

Amazon boss Bezos becomes world's third richest

Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock have made its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.Mr Bezos owns 18% of Amazon's shares, which rose 2% in trading on Thursday. Forbes estimated his ... — Read More

Amazon to enter student loan business

E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.For an annual fee "Prime Student" gives subscribers discounts, free delivery and access to ... — Read More

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