BBC Business Headlines

Tencent chief 'richer than Google founders'
Ma Huateng's company is the first Asian firm to reach a market value of more than $500bn.


US moves to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop the media and telecoms tie-up.


UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit
Aerospace firms also warn if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it will be "chaotic" for the sector.


UK government borrowing grows in October
Increased debt costs, linked to higher inflation, were a factor in the shortfall.


Ineos expands into North Sea oil and gas exploration
The chemicals giant has signed a deal potentially giving it access to vast energy reserves.



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Forgive Us Our Debts: The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility Forgive Us Our Debts: The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility
by Andrew Yarrow

Andrew Yarrow explains in accessible terms why federal debt is rising (and will soon rise much faster), what effects it may have on Americans if debt is not brought under control, why our government borrows, and what it will take to pay it all back.



Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew
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.