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EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.

Leading article: Kodak's lesson in the dangers of complacency

There's no better illustration of the business maxim "change or die" than Kodak. The company whose name was, for almost a century, synonymous with film has filed for bankruptcy.

Yahoo's founder leaves company paving way for possible sale

Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo, is leaving the company that he founded in his university dorm room 17 years ago, it was announced last night.

VCJD blood test used in UK

A blood test for the human form of mad cow disease is being used in the UK for the first time, it has been revealed.

Money goes towards recruiting gunmen and to foreign investors in the pirates' lucrative enterprise

West plans new hi-tech crackdown on Somali pirate gangs

Satellite pictures reveal areas transformed by ransom riches

Album: Tribes, Baby (Island)

Someone call social services, quick: these four young fellows have clearly been locked away in a darkened room for months with nothing but the first few Pixies albums for company.

Capital gain: the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, recently reopened after a dazzling modernisation

The world's first portrait gallery gets a facelift

A potent cultural experience has been created by the renovation of Edinburgh's 122-year-old institution, says Jay Merrick

Is the music over for HMV?

Times are tough for the embattled entertainment retailer, with terrible half-year results raising concerns over its future. James Thompson reports

RBS investment banking scaled down

Chancellor George Osborne revealed plans to further scale down the investment banking arm at RBS and shift the taxpayer-backed bank's focus to the UK.

Nick Wilson: 'There isn't a market sector we are not in'

The Business Interview: Despite a tough year, the managing director of Hewlett-Packard UK remains positive

Market Report: Would-be predators put off by Meggitt's many parts

Fears the aircraft-parts maker has fingers in too many pies to become a takeover target helped Meggitt finish in last place on the blue-chip index last night. Disappointed investors left the group 17.1p weaker at 366.4p after Credit Suisse said that, despites frequent bid speculation, the wide variety of its operations were likely to put off any predators.

National plan unveiled for missing children

The first national strategy to deal with missing children and adults in England and Wales was launched by the Home Office yesterday. It is intended to bring greater co-operation between police, social services, schools and other authorities for the 400 children who run away from home or care – or are thrown out by their parents – every day in the UK.

Trade: Closer co-operation with Sweden, Denmark and Norway on trade, energy grids and oil and gas exploration

SNP would join the Scandinavian circle if country was independent

An independent Scotland would shift much of its attention away from the UK to become a member of the Scandinavian circle of countries, with its own army, navy and air force modelled on its Nordic neighbours, according to detailed plans being drawn up by the SNP.

Trade: Closer co-operation with Sweden, Denmark and Norway on trade, energy grids and oil and gas exploration

Bye, bye England? SNP plans closer Scandinavian ties after independence

Document reveals government wants to turn away from London if it wins referendum

Mary Dejevsky: Boris's roads to nowhere

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