White House calls debt limit meeting
14 Oct 2013 6:12:05
US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet congressional leaders from both parties as the deadline to raise the nation's debt limit nears.
AUDIO: Is it 'wicked' to oppose GM crops?
14 Oct 2013 6:00:40
The Environment Secretary claims that groups opposing a type of genetically modified rice are "wicked" - but is he right?
Rangers forced to postpone their AGM
14 Oct 2013 5:35:15
Rangers' annual general meeting is delayed after shareholders seeking changes to the club's board won a court decision.
Avon to close its French operations
14 Oct 2013 5:33:01
The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.
TED: Jeff Speck: The walkable city - Jeff Speck (2013)
14 Oct 2013 5:19:17
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.
Seeing in 3D 'possible with one eye'
14 Oct 2013 5:19:11
The effect of "vivid 3D vision" can be experienced with just one eye, a study by a Scottish university suggests.
China: Opportunity and risk for hi-tech firms
14 Oct 2013 4:53:03
China a land of opportunity and risk for hi-tech companies
British brands take on the Chinese market
14 Oct 2013 3:42:48
British brands work to woo Chinese consumers
EU study doubts 'benefit tourism'
14 Oct 2013 3:38:18
A European Commission study plays down "benefit tourism" in the EU, saying jobless EU migrants are a very small share of benefit claimants.
UK-IOM tax deal 'a momentous step'
14 Oct 2013 3:35:11
The signing of a UK-Isle of Man tax information-sharing agreement is a "momentous step forward", George Osborne says.
VIDEO: How US shutdown could hurt the UK
14 Oct 2013 3:06:16
A row between some Democrats and the Republicans has closed down large parts of the US federal government, and that could start to affect Britain and the rest of the world unless there is a resolution this week.
VIDEO: Onboard huge container ship
14 Oct 2013 2:28:06
The BBC visits a huge container ship taking goods between China and Britain.
Rory McIlroy takes firm to court
14 Oct 2013 2:23:02
Golfer Rory McIlroy begins a legal action against his former management agent in what is understood to be a multi-million euro dispute over fees.
Bundesliga lands worldwide TV deal
14 Oct 2013 2:19:43
The German league agrees a new worldwide television deal as it looks to close the gap on England and Spain.
Cameron to consult on late payments
14 Oct 2013 2:19:22
Prime Minister David Cameron announces a consultation aimed at helping small businesses get paid on time.
VIDEO: The UK factory saved by Chinese firm
14 Oct 2013 1:47:12
Carrie Gracie reports from the London Taxi Company factory in Coventry.
AUDIO: Being paid late was 'devastating'
14 Oct 2013 1:43:39
Plasterer Steve Paul explains the "devastation" of being forced out of business after a large construction firm failed to pay up.
Trio awarded Nobel economics prize
14 Oct 2013 1:31:53
The 2013 Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller.
'Diamond rain' on Saturn and Jupiter
14 Oct 2013 1:04:28
Diamonds as big as jewels fall as "rain" on Saturn and Jupiter, seeded by giant lightning storms, according to new calculations by US scientists.
Eurozone industrial output picks up
14 Oct 2013 0:54:04
Factories in the eurozone beat forecasts in August, as official figures for industrial output show the strongest growth for two years.
Flying ant day turns into a month
14 Oct 2013 0:45:25
The UK experienced a whole month of flying ants this summer with four peaks of activity, according to data from a scientific survey and social media.
Protests over Google 'endorsed ads'
14 Oct 2013 0:35:02
Google is facing a backlash over plans to put people's faces and comments about products and places into ads.
Can science fiction ever get the science right?
14 Oct 2013 0:26:42
How accurate is the science in modern science fiction?
WH Smith takes website offline
14 Oct 2013 0:26:07
WH Smith takes its UK site completely offline while it removes pornographic abuse-themed e-books from its product listings.
VIDEO: Airport City 'fantastic opportunity'
14 Oct 2013 9:41:00
Steph McGovern meets business leaders at Manchester Airport following the news that a Chinese firm is to invest in a development there.