World Business Report

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The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

Strong corporate earnings and the lowest unemployment claims in nearly four years gave strength to shares on Wall Street. Microsoft and IBM both released solid figures after the bell, but Google's latest numbers disappointed the market and its shares fell by 10%. Meanwhile, shares in Eastman Kodak stopped trading after …
The US economy grew at its fastest pace in a year and a half - but it still managed to disappoint. Also: can Davos inspire? We assess the annual gathering of the great and good at the World Economic Forum. And: the backlash against Twitter as the social networking site …
Economic recovery in the United States is slow - and it could get even slower. That's the sombre message from the Federal Reserve. Joe Saluzzi, of Themis Trading in New Jersey tells us about the market reaction.