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British Gas is to increase prices for domestic customers, with a dual-fuel bill going up by 9.2% from 23 November.
US government employees are back at work after President Obama signed a law ending a government shutdown and raising the US debt limit.
Toyota is recalling 885,000 vehicles, mainly in North America, to fix a problem that could lead to airbags being disabled or inadvertently deploying.
The cost of renting a home privately across England and Wales has reached a record high of £757 a month, according to a survey.
WH Smith's website is back online following an earlier suspension over abuse and rape themed e-books found on its site.
Recovering from a surprising miss last quarter, Google reports a profit of $2.97bn (£1.84bn) during the July -September period, beating expectations.
A fuel discount that applies to the Scottish islands and the Isles of Scilly could be extended to remote and rural parts of the UK mainland.
Robert Peston, who has been the BBC's business editor for almost eight years, is to replace Stephanie Flanders as economics editor.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces that the UK will allow Chinese companies to take a stake in British nuclear power plants.
Union leaders say 90% of Brazil's state oil company are on strike against planned auctions for rights to explore the huge offshore Libra oilfield.
A shot is fired, petrol bombs are tossed and police cars torched as at least 40 people are arrested at a shale gas protest in New Brunswick province.
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The Prince of Wales tells the pensions industry to use a longer-term investing approach or risk a 'miserable future' for the next generation.
Retail sales volumes grew by 0.6% in September compared with the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Workers at the Grangemouth complex are being told about cuts the plant's owners want to see in pay and pensions.
Goldman Sachs reports a 20% drop in third quarter revenues, but protects profits by trimming employees' pay and benefits.
Working parents in Britain no longer earn enough to "escape poverty", the government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn warns in his first report.
Records achieve their highest sales figures for more than a decade, according to figures from the BPI.
Labour pledges to introduce a levy on the profits of payday lenders to help support credit unions and other low-cost borrowing alternatives.
The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
Thousands of schools close across much of England as teachers strike over pay, pensions and jobs.
The UK power system is likely to be stretched "close to its limits" in the coming years, a new report warns.
The number of people relying on food banks to survive has tripled over the last year, according to figures from the Trussell Trust.
The Irish government announces spending cuts and tax rises worth 2.5bn euros (£2.1bn) in what it hopes will be the final Irish budget of the IMF bailout era.
The BBC's Surendra Phuyal talks to Birendra Bahadur Basnet about growing a private airline in Nepal.
UK ready meals boss Charlie Bigham talks about how he was inspired to set up his company, and how he grew it successfully.
Experts say paying attention to small details is a crucial part of a firm's success, particularly customer-facing ones.
Italian football club Inter Milan becomes the latest European club to be taken over by foreign investors.
Cornish Pirates owner Dicky Evans is to stand down at the end of the season, but will continue to help fund the team.
Rangers' annual meeting is delayed after shareholders seeking changes to the club's board won a court decision.
BBC chief business correspondent Linda Yueh looks at how China is seeking to rebalance its economy.
American fashion designer Tory Burch talks to the BBC's Katty Kay about what it takes to build a billion-dollar fashion empire.
China is either building, or planning to build, up to 30 new nuclear power plants - making it the biggest nuclear construction project in the world.
A Yorkshire company which makes exclusive lingerie for A-list entertainers is struggling to find enough staff to meet orders
The Prince of Wales has urged the pensions industry to ensure portfolios are "resilient in the long term" or risk condemning future generations to "an exceptionally miserable future".
The BBC's Linda Yueh explores what has become known as the 'Li Keqiang Index', an alternative measure of the country's economic growth based on electricity consumption, railway freight and lending.
The Today Programme's Tom Feilden reports from Walthamstow High Street in north east London where there are 18 payday lenders.
The government has been told that child poverty is now a problem for working families, rather than those described as "workless or work-shy".
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