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Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg’s 2012 compensation includes $25.6 million in stock awards, salary of $321,128 and a $276,730 bonus. Photograph: Reuters/Pascal Lauener

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg received $26.2 million (€20 million) in compensation last year, making her the highest-paid ex(...)

A container ship is seen at Southampton Docks in southern England. Britain’s economy dodged a return to recession and grew faster than expected in the first three months of this year, a relief for finance minister George Osborne. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Britain’s economy avoided a triple- dip recession in the first quarter with expansion that exceeded economists’ forecasts and will provide welc(...)

The bogus Tweet from Associated Press’s main account told its millions of followers President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosio.

US equity markets suffered a brief but violent sell-off after a news agency’s hacked Twitter account post(...)

Kosovo's prime minister Hashim Thaci  talks to the media after a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels  today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Serbia and Kosovo reached a preliminary accord to normalise ties after years of conflict and tension, paving the way for reconciliation and tal(...)

J. Christopher Flowers, chairman and founder of J.C. Flowers. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The head of US buyout firm JC Flowers, which invests in distressed financial institutions, has said Spain and Ireland are his preferred countri(...)

Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs on stage at Telenor Arena in Oslo earlier this week. Photograph: Reuters

Singer Justin Bieber has overtaken President Barack Obama as the most followed person on Twitter but researchers say it does not mean he is the(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield reportedly poised to take post in Lloyds. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Lloyds Banking Group, Britain's biggest mortgage lender, is in talks to hire Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield, according to a re(...)

Shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline rose to the highest price in 11 years after advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration reco(...)

Financial shocks coming from weak euro zone countries are three times more likely to destabilise the region’s economies than shocks from richer countries, according to new research. Photograph:  Michael Dalder/Reuter

Financial shocks coming from weak euro zone countries are three times more likely to destabilise the region’s economies than shocks from richer(...)

Raymond Bitar: pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts in Manhattan federal court. He was sentenced to time served

A US court yesterday ordered Raymond Bitar, founder of Irish-based Full Tilt Poker, to forfeit $40 million after he pleaded guilty to offences (...)

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