AUDIO: Zero hour contracts 'just the norm'
05 Aug 2013 8:04:55
Rochelle Monte, a domiciliary care worker who is on a zero-hour contract, told the Today programme's Evan Davis that working a zero-hour contract has "just become the norm" for her.
Scientists invade Edinburgh Fringe
05 Aug 2013 6:56:50
Scientists swap the lab for the stage in Edinburgh
Bank policy 'risks higher inflation'
05 Aug 2013 6:35:30
The Bank of England's expected new policy of forward guidance risks increasing inflation, a leading expert has warned.
Fonterra 'sorry' for botulism scare
05 Aug 2013 6:30:57
The chief executive of dairy giant Fonterra apologises for the distress caused to parents because of a scare over contaminated products.
Zero-hours contracts 'affect 1m'
05 Aug 2013 3:06:50
More than a million UK workers are on zero-hours contracts with no guarantees of shifts or work patterns - four times official estimates, research suggests.
China service sector growth steadies
05 Aug 2013 3:06:49
China's services sector expands slightly in July, an HSBC survey shows, indicating that growth in the sector has steadied.
VIDEO: Investors sue Chinese conglomerate
05 Aug 2013 1:41:05
Investors are suing the conglomerate China Resources Power over allegations of corruption.
VIDEO: How India and China differ in Africa
05 Aug 2013 1:33:35
India and China have two very different ways of approaching investment in Africa.
VIDEO: How Ramadan is important for business
05 Aug 2013 1:25:37
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is often a very important time of year for businesses.
Rare bat on brink of UK extinction
05 Aug 2013 1:23:43
The grey long-eared bat, one of the UK's rarest mammals, is in danger of disappearing if it is not given additional protection, say scientists.
Coastal towns 'in cycle of poverty'
05 Aug 2013 0:56:08
Declining seaside towns in parts of the UK are stuck in a cycle of poverty and are "dumping grounds" for the most vulnerable people, a think tank says.
Childcare plan 'will include carers'
05 Aug 2013 0:53:41
Plans to introduce a tax-free childcare voucher system for working parents and those who stay at home because they are carers are being put out to a 12-week consultation.
Indians' roses divide Ethiopians
04 Aug 2013 3:44:05
How Indian roses are dividing Ethiopia
Lab-grown burger to be unveiled
04 Aug 2013 3:44:00
The world's first lab-grown burger is to be unveiled and eaten at a news conference in London on Monday.
The scramble for business in Africa
04 Aug 2013 3:41:04
Competing for business in Africa
Haiti: stove-maker and life-changer
04 Aug 2013 3:35:25
The Haitian manufacturing boss creating jobs out of adversity
VIDEO: How to grow a burger in the lab
04 Aug 2013 3:34:57
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University explains how he and his colleagues made the world's first lab-grown burger.
VIDEO: Searching for a bat on the brink
04 Aug 2013 3:33:47
As research reveals the grey long-eared bat to be on the brink of extinction in the UK, we go in search of this elusive flying mammal.
Payday lender complaints 'justified'
04 Aug 2013 3:30:26
A host of payday loan customers have grounds for complaint against lenders over the way repayments were collected, a charity says.
Easygroup in budget supermarket move
04 Aug 2013 8:21:28
Easygroup founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is looking to open a budget food retailer, taking on the likes of Aldi and Lidl.
Vodafone sues Telecom Italia
04 Aug 2013 8:17:23
Vodafone has filed a lawsuit against Telecom Italia, claiming the Italian company abused its dominant market position.
VIDEO: Dubai unlikely haven for artists
04 Aug 2013 7:51:08
A Dubai artspace is doubling in size as the area becomes an unlikely haven for artists from the region.
Newsweek sold to digital news firm
04 Aug 2013 1:50:54
The former US current affairs magazine Newsweek, which published its last print edition in December, is sold to digital news company IBT Media.
Apple iPhone patent ban overturned
04 Aug 2013 0:47:47
A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US is overturned by the Obama administration.
Little Chef in £15m Kuwaiti sale
04 Aug 2013 0:32:45
The Little Chef restaurant chain is sold to Kuwait-owned business Kout Food Group for about £15m after being put up for sale in April.