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Facebook tumbled 7.4 per cent after reports that the Federal Trade Commission had secured the right to examine how its practices affect digital competition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European shares recovered from early losses to end Monday higher as gains in healthcare stocks helped head off weakness in trade-sensitive sectors suc(...)

Interserve, which cleans the London Underground and is one of the biggest suppliers of services to the UK government, has unveiled an emergency rescue plan that hands 97.25 per cent control of the business to its banks. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Interserve, one of the biggest suppliers of services to the UK government, has unveiled an emergency rescue plan that hands control of the business to(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British finance minister George Osborne will open bidding during a visit to China on Thursday on £12 billion of contracts to build a high-speed rail l(...)

Since the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of construction workers in Britain were fired from jobs or not hired because they were members of trades unions or seen as politically suspect. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eight major building firms, including Laing O’Rourke, run by Irish businessman Ray O’Rourke, have been accused by a House of Commons inquiry of “misl(...)