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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by BBC report of exhausted Chinese factory workers and children working in brutal conditions

Chief executive Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by shocking allegations of inhumane working conditions as part of Apple's supply chain

Battle of the brands... Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo is an egg-free product made from yellow pea

Unilever drops Just Mayo lawsuit after labelling dispute

Unilever, the maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, has dropped its lawsuit against "Just Mayo".

Way out: American Apparel founder Dov Charney

American Apparel fires founder Dov Charney

Fashion executive Paula Schneider will take the helm after board concluded Charney violated company policy in internal investigation

An Apple iPhone 6 stands on display at the Apple Store

Apple halts online sales after rouble crash

Plunge in value of the Russian currency making Apple products cheaper

Walmart ordered to pay $188 million over staff breaks

Staff alleged their breaks were cut short and weren't paid for total hours

Cho Hyun-ah apologised after ordereding a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nuts in the first class cabin

Nut rage: Macadamia sales soar after Korean Air Lines executive incident

Chairman's daughter exploded with fury after she was served nuts in a bag

Mark Zuckerberg Q&A: What we learnt about the Facebook founder

Yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg kept busy taking questions during a Q&A session at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. We watched the entire thing for you and selected the best bits. This is what you need to know:

Supermarkets slash petrol prices to four-year low

Brent crude has fallen by 40% since the summer on oversupply concerns

SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison resigns following Blackfish backlash

SeaWorld hit by bad press and poor attendance numbers following the release of the Black Fish - a documentary about killer whales in captivity

McDonald's to review cooking methods and trim menu as sales continue to slide

Fast food giant McDonald's will trim its menu and let customers choose ingredients in an effort to speed up the service and lure new customers amid declining sales in the US.

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