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Male models pose outside the Abercrombie & Fitch flagship clothing store

Abercrombie & Fitch shares tank after second quarter earnings miss estimates

Latest set of disappointing results call into questions company's turnaround plan as it struggles to keep up with more stylish rivals

Evan Spiegel, the founder of Snapchat, dropped out of Stanford University just before graduation to develop his app

Snapchat valued at $10 billion after Kleiner Perkins investment

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel famously rejected a $3bn takeover bid from Facebook

Investment guru Warren Buffett

Burger King buys Tim Hortons: Warren Buffett defends deal against tax inversion criticism

Sage of Omaha says moving Burger King headquarters to Canada was all about "making the Canadians happy" in Tim Hortons deal

The investigation into IMF chief Christine Lagarde concerns the payment of almost €400m in state compensation to a disgraced French tycoon, Bernard Tapie

Christine Lagarde placed under formal investigation over 'negligence' in Tapie fraud case

Head of the IMF insists allegations are 'without basis' and is set to appeal

Bill Ackman gets super sized payout from Burger King deal

Ackman's stake in Burger King valued at $1.24 billion on Tim Hortons merger

Russian watchdog closes fifth McDonald's restaurant amid Ukraine tensions

Latest closure of a McDonald's restaurant in Russia comes as Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko sat down for talks on Tuesday

Burger King backlash over whopper 'tax inversion' deal with Tim Hortons

Politicians and customers blast chain as it announces it is in talks to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut giant Tim Hortons

Cristina Fernandez

Argentina blasts judge Griesa over 'imperialist' remarks in debt dispute

Judge Griesa said Argentina's bond swap offer is illegal and invalid as Buenos Aires looks to circumvent US court ruling

Tilikum in a scene from 'Blackfish'

PETA increases stake in troubled SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' documentary backlash

Animal rights group buying discounted shares as it seeks to force release of killer whales

Goldman Sachs junior bankers getting 20% pay rise to $85,000

Goldman Sachs will raise entry-level salaries by 20 per cent as Wall Street struggles to retain young talent facing gruelling hours and an intense workload.

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff