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Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US
The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.
# return on investment
Government urged to use €3.8 billion from AIB sale to 'build homes, hospitals and schools'
Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that the Irish people “sacrificed so much to protect our banking system”.
# Live Aid
Live entertainment industry 'generates €1.7 billion and creates 11,000 jobs annually'
The report was based on sales by Ticketmaster Ireland over a 12-month period.
# pledging billions
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to end all disease
The couple have pledged $3 billion to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease.
# billions
Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion
The 2020 Games, awarded to Tokyo in 2013, have been marred by a series of embarrassing setbacks over stadium construction and the official logo.
# By the numbers
Facebook is growing and growing - and it has some new things in store
The only way Facebook is heading is up.
# Forever rich
How Forever 21's founders went from pumping gas to a $6 billion fortune
The husband-and-wife duo, both 26 at the time, landed in California penniless, speaking broken English, and without college degrees.
# huge fines
The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...
Over gas this time. The EU could end up fining Russian energy giant Gazprom up to €10 billion for abuse of competition…
# billions
Facebook now has 1.39bn active users (and it's rolling in cash)
The social media company’s profits have beaten expectations.
# it's not us it's you
Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees
Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.
# Report Card
IMF review says close supervision of Irish banks is essential
Ireland’s latest report card by the IMF also states that firm implementation of budget policies is required if Ireland wants to achieve its fiscal targets.
# pension fund
Bruton defends spending the last of the nation's savings
The final €6 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund is to be used to boost employment, says Richard Bruton TD.
# Billionaire
9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year
Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…