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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power
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The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption
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Doha meeting ends with no deal

The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption

Technology A neurological study by a team at Imperial College London has uncovered previously unknown specifics of how LSD affects the brain, and how it could be used to treat psychiatric conditions and widen our understanding of the mystery of consciousness

Groundbreaking LSD study opens up new medical and philosophical applications

A neurological study by a team at Imperial College London has uncovered previously unknown specifics of how LSD affects the brain, and how it could be used to treat psychiatric conditions and widen our understanding of the mystery of consciousness

Energy Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm's ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Peabody files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as coal industry continues to suffer

Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm’s ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Technology The unveiling of Tesla's latest car signals the company's intention to make its cars a common sight on American roads

Tesla goes mainstream with Model 3

The unveiling of Tesla’s latest car signals the company’s intention to make its cars a common sight on American roads

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Business Foxconn has acquired a two-thirds stake in Sharp with a view to advancing up the mobile value chain

Foxconn agrees to revised Sharp deal

Foxconn has acquired a two-thirds stake in Sharp with a view to advancing up the mobile value chain

Business From international sporting events to historic population movements, the global language industry is full of booming opportunities

Language: the hidden lubricant of international trade

From international sporting events to historic population movements, the global language industry is full of booming opportunities

Energy Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

Saudi Arabia loses oil market share

Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

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Business Yahoo has yielded to shareholder pressure and started the bidding pressure for its core business

Yahoo sets deadline for bids

Yahoo has yielded to shareholder pressure and started the bidding pressure for its core business

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Technology People and companies have struggled to escape passwords, but credible alternatives might finally be emerging

The slow death of passwords

People and companies have struggled to escape passwords, but credible alternatives might finally be emerging

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Technology Samsung has entered the Chinese mobile payments market in a bid to boost its reputation in the country

Samsung Pay launches in China

Samsung has entered the Chinese mobile payments market in a bid to boost its reputation in the country

Technology The smartwatch maker that popularised wearables is cutting back its workforce as the industry appears to be on unsteady ground

Pebble cuts 25 percent of staff

The smartwatch maker that popularised wearables is cutting back its workforce as the industry appears to be on unsteady ground

Business Details are emerging of what went wrong with Powa Technologies, the failed London fintech start-up that entered administration in February

Powa down

Details are emerging of what went wrong with Powa Technologies, the failed London fintech start-up that entered administration in February

Business A new CDP study warns automakers could face billions of dollars in emissions penalties if they don't meet environmental regulations

Climate regulations threaten carmakers

A new CDP study warns automakers could face billions of dollars in emissions penalties if they don’t meet environmental regulations

Business Toshiba's US arm is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission as its accounting problems continue

Toshiba confirms SEC investigation

Toshiba’s US arm is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission as its accounting problems continue

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Business The US National Music Publisher's Association reaches a $21m agreement with Spotify over unpaid royalties

Spotify makes deal over unpaid royalties

The US National Music Publisher’s Association reaches a $21m agreement with Spotify over unpaid royalties

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Technology Google’s AlphaGo has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence

Google AI defeats Go champion 4-1

Google’s AlphaGo has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence

Energy China has plans to build nuclear reactors on board ships as part of its ambitious 2030 energy goals

China’s building nuclear reactors that float

China has plans to build nuclear reactors on board ships as part of its ambitious 2030 energy goals

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Business General Motors moves closer to achieving its automation goals with the planned acquisition of three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation

GM revs up its self-driving ambitions

General Motors moves closer to achieving its automation goals with the planned acquisition of three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation

Business In spite of investor activism, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans to remain in charge of the troubled company

Yahoo’s Mayer is set to stay

In spite of investor activism, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans to remain in charge of the troubled company

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Business The latest quarterly results suggest payment company Square is having some success moving into business support services

Square up with first quarterly results

The latest quarterly results suggest payment company Square is having some success moving into business support services

Business Shared office platform WeWork has been named one of the most valuable start-ups in the world as it prepares to expand in Asia

WeWork is now worth $16bn

Shared office platform WeWork has been named one of the most valuable start-ups in the world as it prepares to expand in Asia

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