Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Falling clothes sales at Marks & Spencer have dragged down the retail giant's annual profits to an eight-year low, as it said the executive behind the “Your M&S” branding is to step down.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
Japan’s central bank decides against fresh monetary easing, judging the measures already taken to stimulate growth enough to revive an economy showing signs of ’picking up’
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One at an official launch event in Washington. The new Xbox One has been designed to run much faster than its Xbox 360 predecessor. It has improved voice recognition, Skype functions built-in and comes with a completely redesigned version of its motion-sensing technology Kinect.