BBC Business Headlines

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil
Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.


Facebook hits two billion users
More than a quarter of the world's population now use the social network every month.


IMF cuts forecasts for US economic growth
The body reins back its growth estimates due to uncertainty about White House policies.


Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service
The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.


Bank of England takes action over bad loans
UK banks are being forced to put more money aside to cover the risk of bad debts.



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by Samuel Fromartz

Organic food has become a juggernaut in an otherwise sluggish food industry, growing at 20 percent a year as products like organic ketchup and corn chips vie for shelf space with conventional comestibles. But what is organic food? Is it really better for you? Where did it come from, and why are so many of us buying it?



The Washing Machine: How Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Soils Us The Washing Machine: How Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Soils Us
by Nick Kochan

Money laundering schemes are used to fund terrorists, evade taxes, sell arms, or accumulate obscene amounts of wealth. They divert money from every honest person into the pockets of criminals.