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Retail titan Amazon expands sales to Android apps

Online retail titan Amazon on Tuesday began letting developers sell wares in games or other applications tailored for Android-powered gadgets.

Retail titan Amazon expands sales to Android apps
Tablet sales slow in absence of new iPad model: IDC
Tablet sales slow in absence of new iPad model: IDC

Sizzling hot tablet sales have cooled a bit but should re-ignite with the release of a new iPad model later this year.

Tablet sales slow in absence of new iPad model: IDC
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US poised to sell Iraq $2 bn in military equipment

The Pentagon has informed the US Congress of a possible sale of $2 billion worth of military equipment to Iraq.

US poised to sell Iraq $2 bn in military equipment
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Sales of new cars grew 72 percent in Kazakhstan

Sales of new cars grew 72 percent in Kazakhstan in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period last year.

Sales of new cars grew 72 percent in Kazakhstan
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Volvo trucks reports profit drop but sees sales pick up

Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment maker Volvo reported that profits plunged in the second quarter.

Volvo trucks reports profit drop but sees sales pick up
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Ford sees turnaround in Europe

The steep contraction of Europe's auto industry -- which has trimmed sales, forcing carmakers to absorb punishing losses and slash production -- appears to be reaching bottom.

Ford sees turnaround in Europe
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BlackBerry shares plunge on weak results, sales

BlackBerry on Friday posted an unexpected first quarter loss and disappointing sales figures for its new smartphones.

BlackBerry shares plunge on weak results, sales
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Kazakhstan residents bought new cars worth $2 billion in 2012

Kazakhstan residents spent $2 billion onnew cars in 2012.

Kazakhstan residents bought new cars worth $2 billion in 2012
Tod's shoes turns from Italy to beat crisis
Tod's shoes turns from Italy to beat crisis

Custom-made shoe moulds hanging in a sun-filled workshop are the secret behind the success of luxury Italian shoemaker Tod's, which is flourishing despite a recession-hit economy.

Tod's shoes turns from Italy to beat crisis
Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities
Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities

Citigroup has settled a lawsuit by the US Federal Housing Finance Agency over the sale of home mortgage-backed securities to government-backed lenders.

Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities
Samsung sells more than 10 mn Galaxy S4 smartphones
Samsung sells more than 10 mn Galaxy S4 smartphones

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday that global sales of its latest flagship Galaxy smartphone had topped 10 million units less than a month after its debut.

Samsung sells more than 10 mn Galaxy S4 smartphones
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales

Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.

Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
Branson open to total sale of Virgin Australia
Branson open to total sale of Virgin Australia

Virgin Group chief Richard Branson has aired the possibility of selling his entire stake in budget carrier Virgin Australia, saying the airline's branding is more important to him than ownership.

Branson open to total sale of Virgin Australia
Penfolds pops cork on 'perfect' 2008 Grange
Penfolds pops cork on 'perfect' 2008 Grange

Nestled in Australia's Adelaide hills, Penfolds Magill Estate has opened its double cellar doors to launch global sales of one of the most hyped "new world" wines in recent history.

Penfolds pops cork on 'perfect' 2008 Grange
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Instant noodle sales top 100 billion units a year

Global sales of instant noodles have topped 100 billion units annually, an industry group said Friday -- more than one monthly serving of the portable meal for every person on the planet.

Instant noodle sales top 100 billion units a year
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Apple profit falls for first time in nearly a decade

Apple reported Tuesday that its quarterly profit dipped for the first time in nearly a decade as it squeezed less money from its champions in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets.

Apple profit falls for first time in nearly a decade
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Chrysler will take losses on electric cars: CEO

Chrysler Group stands to lose $10,000 on every battery-powered Fiat 500 it sells in California..

Chrysler will take losses on electric cars: CEO
Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found
Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its own-label meatballs from sale in at least 16 European countries after Czech authorities found horsemeat in the product.

Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found
China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government
China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government

China on Saturday said retail sales jumped nearly 15 percent on-year during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, as consumers splurged on jewellery, clothes and food.

China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government
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'Finnegans Wake' is new Chinese publishing hit

A new Chinese translation of "Finnegans Wake", renowned for its linguistic difficulty in the original, is proving a hit in China -- although one academic called the author James Joyce "mentally ill".

'Finnegans Wake' is new Chinese publishing hit