Obama renews minimum wage push
01 Sep 2014 1:28:14
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'
01 Sep 2014 0:41:59
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'
01 Sep 2014 6:54:29
An adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson says he "strongly suspects" the plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", would be rejected.
African food security on the menu
01 Sep 2014 5:55:35
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
Premier League clubs' spending spree
01 Sep 2014 3:52:26
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £750m, as the end of the transfer window approaches.
Russia and China launch gas pipeline
01 Sep 2014 2:13:50
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
Consumer borrowing jumps in July
01 Sep 2014 1:16:18
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.
VIDEO: Lewis takes over as boss of Tesco
01 Sep 2014 0:48:16
Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.
Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears
01 Sep 2014 0:25:34
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he has decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
Antarctic waters 'rising faster'
01 Sep 2014 0:16:15
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo
01 Sep 2014 9:56:42
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low
01 Sep 2014 8:27:10
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
London Market Report
01 Sep 2014 8:22:25
Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.
UK manufacturing growth 'slows'
01 Sep 2014 7:50:39
UK manufacturing body the EEF trims its growth forecast for the sector after its members report a slowdown in both orders and output.
Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit
01 Sep 2014 7:17:55
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
Airport expansion 'critical' for UK
01 Sep 2014 6:43:31
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production
01 Sep 2014 6:41:26
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating
01 Sep 2014 3:56:06
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
China factory growth misses forecast
01 Sep 2014 2:13:05
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares
01 Sep 2014 1:44:43
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.
VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food
01 Sep 2014 1:06:15
As food prices in the US increase, more people are looking for sources of free food - including other people's garbage. The BBC went dumpster diving with "freegans" in New York City.
Hi-tech cars pose security risk
01 Sep 2014 0:59:52
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers
VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed
01 Sep 2014 0:39:41
Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?
Xenon and argon banned for athletes
31 Aug 2014 3:53:44
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test for athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a worldwide ban is introduced.
The girl with three biological parents
31 Aug 2014 3:15:16
The girl with three biological parents