CVS Caremark has announced that it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the US to take cigarettes off the shelf.
Microsoft has named company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August.
Nadella, 46, is only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 39-year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.
Microsoft also said on Tuesday that John Thompson, lead independent director, would succeed Gates as chairman.
Corruption affects all 28 member countries of the European Union and costs their economies about $162.19bn (120bn Euros) a year, according to an European Union report.
Several of India's most popular small cars have failed independent crash tests, a global car safety watchdog has said.
India’s apex Supreme Court has ordered the prosecution of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for not filing income tax returns during the years 1991 to 1994.
The Federal Reserve decided to trim its bond purchases by another $10bn as it stuck to a plan to wind down its extraordinary economic stimulus despite recent turmoil in emerging markets.
China's Lenovo Group is said to be in the final stages of buying Google's Motorola handset division for close to $3bn, in what may be the company's leeway into a heavily competitive US handset market dominated by Apple.
The US government and leading internet companies have agreed to a compromise allowing companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations.
US prosecutors have announced charges against two men operating Bitcoin exchange businesses for trying to sell $1m in the digital currency to users of the underground website Silk Road, shut down by authorities in September.
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