IT firms top government spend list
26 Jun 2014 2:48:50
IT companies benefited most from government contracts in 2012 and 2013, an analysis of public spending suggests.
US eases oil export restrictions
26 Jun 2014 1:44:12
The US gives permission to two firms to export oil, after it has been lightly processed - a move that could see oil exports from the US increase.
GM halts sales of Cruze over airbags
26 Jun 2014 0:57:18
General Motors tells dealers in the US and Canada to halt sales of some Chevrolet Cruze cars due to a potential problem with the airbag.
Faeces reveal Neanderthals' diet
26 Jun 2014 0:13:38
Analysis of a 50,000-year-old scrap of human faeces adds weight to the view that Neanderthals ate plants as well as meat.
Brazil's growing social businesses
25 Jun 2014 3:22:31
The businesses who are trying to help the country’s poor
In pictures: 100 years of Maserati
25 Jun 2014 3:16:15
Maserati celebrates 100 years of luxury sports cars
Older female employment rate to soar
25 Jun 2014 3:03:24
Women in their late sixties could have a higher employment rate than men by the 2020s, according to a study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Is the UK housing market broken?
25 Jun 2014 3:01:57
Is the UK housing market broken?
VIDEO: Police capture crime scenes in 3D
25 Jun 2014 3:00:42
Police forces use latest scanning tech to record crime scenes
The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos
25 Jun 2014 3:00:03
Late drug lord's hippo herd stages local land grab
Decision expected on housing action
25 Jun 2014 3:00:02
Central bankers will today explain whether they plan to take action to cool the housing market in parts of the UK.
Barclays accused of 'dark pool' fraud
25 Jun 2014 2:53:04
New York state prosecutors announce fraud charges against Barclays relating to its "dark pool" trading operations.
Protesters interrupt Google event
25 Jun 2014 2:09:35
Google has announces a raft of new services and products at its annual developer event - but its event is twice interrupted by protests.
VIDEO: GM boss on recalls and compensation
25 Jun 2014 1:51:29
President of General Motors, Dan Ammann, speaks to the BBC about the company's recall issues.
Android Wear watches go on sale
25 Jun 2014 0:22:02
Google reveals LG and Samsung are both making their first Android Wear watches available for pre-order and explains how they will work.
Former TUC leader Willis dies at 81
25 Jun 2014 9:57:41
Tributes have been paid to the former TUC General Secretary Norman Willis who has died at the age of 81.
Antibiotics focus of £10m prize
25 Jun 2014 8:25:54
Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize that will aim to tackle one of the world's biggest challenges.
Aereo loses court battle over TV
25 Jun 2014 7:26:40
The US Supreme court has rules against Aereo in a landmark case that pit the start-up TV company against some of the biggest US broadcasters.
Solar cells made using bath salts
25 Jun 2014 7:17:06
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.
Jab 'protects mice against tumours'
25 Jun 2014 7:00:50
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumours in mice by boosting the immune system.
Researchers create goosebump sensor
25 Jun 2014 5:34:52
A South Korean research institute has developed a goosebump sensor that it says could be used to measure changes in a wearer's emotional state.
TED: Naomi Oreskes: Why we should believe in science - Naomi Oreskes (2014)
25 Jun 2014 5:26:13
Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.
Go-ahead for cheque photo plan
25 Jun 2014 5:22:17
A system that will allow people to pay in a cheque by taking a photo on their smartphone has moved a step closer.
Strong demand for Kenyan bond sale
25 Jun 2014 5:11:50
Kenya's first effort to raise capital from European and American investors is being seen as a success after it saw strong demand for its Eurobond.
VIDEO: Zero-hours workers given more choice
25 Jun 2014 4:40:00
Employers are to be banned from stopping employees with zero-hours contracts seeking extra work elsewhere.