EBay in sale ahead of PayPal split
16 Jul 2015 5:59:12
EBay sells its Enterprise arm for $925m (£593m) and beats forecasts for second-quarter profits as it prepares to spin off PayPal.
Salvatore Iaconesi: What happened when I open-sourced my brain cancer
16 Jul 2015 5:46:59
When artist Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer, he refused to be a passive patient -- which, he points out, means "one who waits." So he hacked his brain scans, posted them online, and invited a global community to pitch in on a "cure." This sometimes meant medical advice, and it sometimes meant art, music, emotional support -- from more than half a million people.
Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing
16 Jul 2015 4:55:18
The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
GM moths 'can curb pest invasion'
16 Jul 2015 3:37:21
A genetically modified moth could help curb a major pest of vegetable crops around the world, research suggests.
Live kestrel trapped in car grille
16 Jul 2015 3:28:34
A kestrel that flew into a car's grille is released by garage mechanics.
'Winged dragon' dinosaur discovered
16 Jul 2015 3:04:11
Scientists discover a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.
Aer Lingus takeover gets green light
16 Jul 2015 2:51:33
Aer Lingus shareholders give the green light for a takeover by International Airline Group at an extraordinary general meeting.
Profits slide at Goldman Sachs
16 Jul 2015 2:39:15
Investment bank Goldman Sachs reports lower second-quarter profits, due to weak bond trading and increased legal costs.
Eurozone interest rates held at 0.05%
16 Jul 2015 1:45:47
The European Central Bank (ECB) holds eurozone interest rates at their historic low of 0.05% for another month as figures suggest further work to combat deflation is needed.
Tata Steel announces 720 job cuts
16 Jul 2015 0:09:10
Tata Steel is to shed more than 720 jobs, mainly in Rotherham, because of "cripplingly high electricity costs".
VIDEO: New Horizons gives new view of Pluto
16 Jul 2015 9:52:42
Evan Davis speaks to the principal investigator on Nasa's mission to Pluto, Dr Alan Stern.
UN in deal to fight global poverty
16 Jul 2015 9:26:43
A United Nations summit of rich and poor countries agrees to overhaul global finance for international development and unlock money to end extreme poverty.
Dixons Carphone hails 'terrific' year
16 Jul 2015 8:58:53
Dixons Carphone reports a 21% jump in profits in its first full-year results since the merger that created the mobile phone and electrical goods retailer.
VIDEO: Do electric cars suit everyday use?
16 Jul 2015 8:53:48
The technology in electric cars has been around for a few years, but concerns about range and price prevented many people from taking them seriously, John Maguire took one for a spin.
Greece vote lifts UK shares
16 Jul 2015 8:10:56
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, with sentiment lifted by news that Greek lawmakers backed the latest bailout deal.
Supermarket pricing 'confusing'
16 Jul 2015 6:57:53
The competition regulator has found evidence supermarkets are misleading customers with confusing pricing promotions.
Ofcom seeks view on break-up of BT
16 Jul 2015 6:28:11
Communications regulator Ofcom has opened a consultation into whether parts of BT Group should be split off from the company.
VIDEO: More poor children in working families
16 Jul 2015 6:13:46
The proportion of poor children whose parents work has risen, a report on living standards has concluded.
Greek PM 'focused on bailout deal'
16 Jul 2015 6:06:31
The Greek prime minister is focused on completing a new bailout deal despite losing support in the passage of tough reforms, his spokesman says.
Dairy giant Fonterra to cut jobs
16 Jul 2015 5:13:48
The world's largest dairy producer, New Zealand's Fonterra, says it plans to cut more than 500 jobs in the face of tumbling diary prices.
Japan stocks edge up on Athens vote
16 Jul 2015 1:47:03
Japan and Australia up as lawmakers in Greece vote in favour of the bailout deal with international creditors.
VIDEO: Yellen sees growing confidence in US
16 Jul 2015 1:44:05
Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, faced tough questions in Congress on when US rates would be raised.
VIDEO: Technology helping Indians find jobs
16 Jul 2015 1:39:13
Could simple technology help India's jobseekers find work?
Will Silicon Valley stay on top?
16 Jul 2015 1:01:06
The US west coast has dominated the technology industry for decades. But with other places muscling in, what's the future of Silicon Valley?
Uber fined $7.3m in California
16 Jul 2015 0:48:01
Taxi booking app Uber is fined $7.3m in California for not giving regulators enough information about its service and business practices.