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CNBC presenter quizzes IDA Ireland boss...doesn't realise Ireland isn't part of the UK and no longer uses the pound

If you're interviewing the head of Ireland's foreign investment agency on American television there are two things you need to know: the Republic of Ireland is an independent country and has been using the euro for 15 years.

Traveling on a Virgin America plane is one of the best passenger experiences, APEX suggests

Virgin America confirms IPO plans as it seeks $1 billion valuation on NASDAQ

Virgin America, the low-cost airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York.

Dunkin' Donuts unveils calorie-packed snickerdoodle and sugar cookie latte ahead of Christmas

The battle for Christmas drink sales is heating up with Dunkin' Donuts launching a snickerdoodle and sugar-cookie latte as it takes on Starbucks.

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina suspends Procter & Gamble operations in 'tax fraud probe'

Argentine authorities accused P&G of hiding taxable income, while American company says it trying to 'understand the allegations'

Disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn return to finance clouded by death of business partner Thierry Leyne

Leyne was accused of making "unauthorised deals" by Swiss hedge fund before his death in apparent suicide

The bubble bursts for Sodastream

It’s been making the wrong drinks in the wrong place at the wrong time –and is even sorry about the Scarlett Johansson ad, Maria Tadeo discovers

Sodastream pulls out of West Bank as sales continue to fall amid Scarlett Johansson controversy

Israeli fizzy drinks maker has faced calls for a boycott because of its factory in the occupied West Bank

Fiat Chrysler to spin-off Ferrari in 2015

Ferrari, the iconic luxury car marque which traces its history back to 1947, will be spun off by owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles next year.

Aubrey Lee Price pictured in an undated photo courtesy of the FBI

'Dead' banker Aubrey Lee Price sentenced to 30 years in prison after faking own death to escape prosecution

Price pleaded guilty to bank, wire and securities fraud but insisted he was just trying to help his clients

Sanofi board ousts boss Chris Viehbacher after intense speculation

Chairman Serge Weinberg set to take on the role of CEO until a replacement for Viehbacher is found

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Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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It's what you're reclining on that matters
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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

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