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U.K. Economy Grows More Than Estimated on Consumers, Exports
(Bloomberg) -- Consumers and exporters steered the economy into its longest stretch of uninterrupted growth since 2008. Household spending rose 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter and exports jumped 4.6 percent, the most since 2013, the Office for National ...
UK economic growth revised up  Financial Times
UK Raises 2014 Growth Figure  Wall Street Journal
BBC News  
China's Telecom Giant Says Profit Soared As Smartphones Gain Greater Appeal
Although Huawei Technologies said its latest results �show strong financial performance across all business groups,� the company's smartphone business is certainly worthy of closer attention.
Chinese tech giant Huawei's net profit jumps 33%  BBC News
Huawei's profits rise by 33% in 2014  Android Central
Elon Musk's $1bn tweet: news of secret product line sees Tesla shares jump
Elon Musk, the billionaire technology entrepreneur, has announced a "major" new Tesla product line that is "not a car", in a cryptic tweet which has left millions guessing.
Tesla tease: 'Major new product line'
Musk turns to Twitter about new product  Boston Globe (subscription)
BNSF adds new safety measures for crude oil trains
After an oil tanker derailment in Galena, the ABC7 I-Team looked at the dangers posed to Chicago and to areas all over the country by rail cars filled with crude oil.
BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains  Winona Daily News
UPDATE 4-Philips sells 80 pct of lighting components unit for $2.8 bln
(Adds advisors, paragraph 5). By Toby Sterling. AMSTERDAM, March 31 (Reuters) - Philips has agreed to sell an 80.1 percent stake in its lighting components division for $2.8 billion to Go Scale Capital, a technology fund that will seek to expand the ...
Philips to Sell Controlling Stake in LED Business for Up to $2.9 Billion  New York Times
Philips sells 80.1% of lighting components unit for $2.8 billion  Economic Times
Euro zone inflation -0.1% in March, up from February
Deflation in the euro zone eased in March, according to official data published Tuesday, prompting hopes that the region's trillion-euro stimulus program was taking effect.
Euro zone price fall slows further as expected in March  Reuters
Eurozone stuck in deflation for fourth month
Several Turkish cities hit by power outage
ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say a glitch at Turkey's electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
Major power outage hits cities and provinces across Turkey  Reuters
Turkish power outage hits air traffic control  WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Now you can hire professionals for home servicing via Amazon
E-commerce giant Amazon has added another new service to its kitty. Now you can not only do online shopping from Amazon, but the company is rolling out its Amazon Home Services, where you can hire people to complete all your chores.
Amazon Home Services lets you order a handyman, singing teacher or cleaner ...
Amazon Launches Amazon Home Services  News For Shoppers
Lufthansa insurers set aside $300 million over Alps crash
BERLIN (AP) - Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from last week's crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps, in which 150 people died.
Germanwings insurer sets aside $300 million to pay victims' families  Deutsche Welle
Insurers Set Aside $300 Million in Provisions for Germanwings Crash: Lufthansa  NDTV
Crane arrives to raise drill bit stuck for over a year while boring under Seattle
The world's largest boring machine was lifted out of an underground tunnel in Seattle, where it has been stuck for more than a year after it broke down mid-job.
Front end of broken Seattle tunnel machine is lifted
Bertha cutter head removed from pit