News Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing through economic policies that have been coined Abenomics

Core inflation rose 1.3% in December- beating expectations- matched by rising factory output

Xbox One sales surpass 2m worldwide announces Microsoft

Microsoft's console has sold at a slower rate than Sony's PS4, but is available in less than half the number of countries

General Motors to halt production in Australia

GM subsidiary Holden is set to stop production in Australia by the end of 2017

Better late than never: 90-year-old grandmother waits seven decades to graduate from University of Manchester after WW2 got in the way

Gene Hetherington finally collects her BA in Commerce at a ceremony alongside her 23-year-old granddaughter

A demonstration organized by Anonymous group was held to protest against the austerity measures adopted by the governement - some people in the crowd also feel at odds with political parties

$183,000 fine for man who joined Anonymous attack for 'one minute'

The attack succeeded in taking a website operated by the controversial Koch Industries company offline for just 15 minutes

UK wage rises set to lag behind European neighbours

The squeeze on British households is set to worsen next year as companies crimp pay rises to among the lowest in Europe.

Low-cost metal 3D printer could be the next step in home manufacturing revolution

Costing less than $1,500, this new experimental design (above) could help make 3D printing more useful for small businesses

EADS to cut more than 5,000 jobs across Europe in restructuring as arms budgets fall

EADS, the aircraft manufacturer which last year was forced to scrap a merger with British defence giant BAE Systems, is cutting 5,800 jobs as it attempts to cope with governments slashing spending.

Eight days a week: Rebecca Black produced the song 'Friday' in 2011 and has just released 'Saturday'

Back to Rebecca Black

She was the 13-year-old internet sensation behind the 'worst song ever'. As Rebecca Black returns with a new track, Gillian Orr reckons that she's smarter than she sounds

TK Maxx and discount stores: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

Don’t go in expecting this season’s designs for £4.50. But you can find the odd gem

Introducing the 'social supermarket': Where even Britain's poorest people can afford the finest food

'Community Shop' has opened its first supermarket outlet in Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire

‘A glitch’ caused disruption at Heathrow (above), Gatwick and Stansted

Backlog of flights could see more airport chaos

Airports must deal with remaining passengers hit by twelve-hour technical glitch

Signs of the times: Protesters against Mike Gatting’s rebel tour in 1990 were later met with teargas and rubber bullets

The Last Word: ‘Look son, baboons’ – the way it was before Nelson Mandela

Sport helped change things in South Africa even if it has not solved that society’s basic problems

Alexander Fury's fashion people: Liberace knew when to push everything just that little bit too far

Liberace isn't exactly a conventional fashion icon. Invariably clad in glitter, usually wrapped in fur, often cruising around in a rhinestone-studded Rolls-Royce, Liberace was a lot of a look. Even taking into account kitsch and camp, both of which are ubiquitous on the contemporary style landscape ("so bad it's good" quickly morphed into the fashion favourite of "ugly chic"), the Liberace aesthetic is pushing it.

Apple employees walk towards the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California

Ron Wayne: The Apple founder who missed out on a fortune

As a new film tells the story of a partner in a tech firm who quits and misses out on billions, Tim Walker meets the Apple co-founder Ron Wayne, who left the company after just 12 days – and so passed up on a potential fortune of $50bn

JCB to create 2,500 jobs as Osborne praises 'strong' manufacturing investment

Vehicle manufacturing giant JCB is set to create 2500 new jobs by 2018 as part of a £150 million expansion plan.

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