Ups and downs for nocturnal species
21 Dec 2013 2:11:01
How the UK's nocturnal specialists are faring
The wine drought that never was
21 Dec 2013 1:59:39
Should we fear reports of a looming global wine shortage?
Mexican president signs energy law
21 Dec 2013 1:23:46
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto signs a law that changes the constitution to allow foreign companies to drill for oil and gas for the first time since 1938.
Bolivians cheer satellite launch
20 Dec 2013 2:41:05
Thousands celebrate the launch of Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China's Sichuan province.
Fake vodka 'can kill you' warning
20 Dec 2013 2:01:28
Cheap but not cheerful
VIDEO: Shops slash prices to lure shoppers
20 Dec 2013 0:39:17
With just four days left to get your Christmas shopping done, retailers are slashing prices in a bid to get us spending.
Aldi plans $3bn expansion in US
20 Dec 2013 9:50:16
The German supermarket chain Aldi is planning to invest $3bn (£1.8bn) to open 650 new stores in the United States.
Murdoch buys Irish social media firm
20 Dec 2013 7:32:43
Rupert Murdoch's media company NewsCorp buys Storyful, an Irish "social media news agency".
Neanderthals 'could speak like us'
20 Dec 2013 6:06:31
An analysis of a Neanderthal's hyoid bone - a horseshoe shaped bone in the neck - suggests they could speak in much the same way as humans do.
TED: Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? - Paul Piff (2013)
20 Dec 2013 6:00:22
It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)
Deutsche Bank settles US lawsuit
20 Dec 2013 4:22:00
Deutsche Bank is to pay 1.4bn euros to settle a lawsuit with US authorities over mortgage-backed products.
BBC appoints new business editor
20 Dec 2013 4:10:01
The BBC appoints the Telegraph's Kamal Ahmed as its new business editor to succeed Robert Peston, who becomes economics editor.
US economic growth revised upwards
20 Dec 2013 3:48:47
Economic growth in the US has been revised upwards for the third quarter, to its fastest pace since late 2011.
Blackberry agrees Foxconn tie-up
20 Dec 2013 3:40:07
Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed a five-year deal with Foxconn, the world's largest maker of electronic products and components.
VIDEO: What now for Nigella Lawson?
20 Dec 2013 2:42:16
How might revelations made during the trial of Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants affect the TV chef's career?
Banking woes haunt EU summit
20 Dec 2013 2:18:57
EU leaders finish two days of summit talks in Brussels amid doubts about an agreed banking union plan.
China rejects US corn over GM fears
20 Dec 2013 1:36:33
China rejects 545,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain.
UK GDP growing faster than forecast
20 Dec 2013 1:35:12
The UK economy is growing faster than previously estimated, according to the latest official figures.
Google hit by Spanish privacy fine
20 Dec 2013 1:04:12
Google is fined 900,000 euros (£751,000) for not doing enough to respect Spanish data protection laws
VIDEO: 'If you're late, have something great'
20 Dec 2013 0:50:29
Morrisons boss Dalton Philips tells the BBC about his supermarket's belated online shopping service.
VIDEO: Rising chocolate sales push up prices
20 Dec 2013 0:47:03
Sales of chocolate are predicted to jump to a record $117bn next year, pushing up prices.
VIDEO: Blackberry quarterly results expected
20 Dec 2013 0:40:30
John Chen took over as interim boss at the smartphone maker last month, and today he presents the first set of quarterly earnings under his watch.
New stadium plans but no land deal
20 Dec 2013 0:35:57
Coventry City Football Club releases pictures of a proposed new stadium and reveals it will not be in the city.
AUDIO: QVC boss on move to online sales
20 Dec 2013 0:31:43
Dermot Boyd, chief executive of shopping channel QVC, discusses how the company has changed since it first began 20 years ago.
Miliband to curb gambling machines
20 Dec 2013 0:30:03
Ed Miliband vows to give councils the power to ban high stakes roulette machines from bookmakers shops if Labour wins the next election.