Labour 'to demand more apprentices'
22 Sep 2013 8:00:51
Large companies will have to train a new apprentice for each skilled worker they hire from outside the EU, under Labour plans.
Rising food costs 'causing stress'
22 Sep 2013 0:24:46
Food prices are a source of stress to four-in-10 shoppers, and almost a third are struggling to feed their families, consumer group Which? says.
VIDEO: Marking 60 years of Laura Ashley
21 Sep 2013 0:51:51
A special exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Laura Ashley clothing brand opens on Saturday.
VIDEO: Hugh's review: House prices
21 Sep 2013 9:38:17
The past week has seen figures suggesting that UK house prices rose at their fastest rate in August since June 2010.
VIDEO: Retirees 'haven't saved enough'
21 Sep 2013 8:21:09
Almost half of all people who are retired say that they haven't saved enough money, according to a survey by HSBC.
Venezuela seizes toilet paper plant
21 Sep 2013 6:01:29
The Venezuelan government takes over a toilet paper factory to avoid any scarcity of the product.
VIDEO: Blackberry to axe thousands of jobs
21 Sep 2013 3:01:08
Blackberry has announced it is planning to cut 4,500 jobs, or 40% of its worldwide workforce, in an attempt to staunch huge losses.
VIDEO: Empire State heads to Wall Street
20 Sep 2013 3:22:50
One of New York's most iconic buildings is to float on the stock market, giving members of the public the opportunity to own a small part of it.
How Bank of England stymied savers
20 Sep 2013 3:07:35
Why banks have given up on savers
Blackberry to cut 4,500 jobs
20 Sep 2013 0:26:53
Blackberry shares plunge 20% as the company announces thousands of job losses and issues a profits warning.
Co-op Bank mulls alternative rescue
20 Sep 2013 9:30:56
The Co-operative Bank is to set up a committee to look into alternatives to its current plan to fill its funding shortfalls.
Arctic sea ice reaches seasonal low
20 Sep 2013 8:30:17
Sea-ice extent in the Arctic appears to have reached its yearly Summer minimum, scientists report - a coverage of 5.10 million sq km.
Norway abandons carbon capture plans
20 Sep 2013 8:10:47
The outgoing government in Norway buries much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.
Labour to axe housing benefit change
20 Sep 2013 8:05:44
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he will reverse controversial changes to housing benefit if the party wins the next election.
US budget bill defunds health law
20 Sep 2013 7:02:12
House Republicans push through a temporary budget measure that would keep the government operating, while defunding President Obama's healthcare law.
How to rescue whales tangled in nets
20 Sep 2013 6:37:21
How to rescue whales caught in fishing nets
VIDEO: Canada's whale rescue team
20 Sep 2013 6:33:12
The volunteers of the Campobello Island Whale Rescue team patrol the Bay of Fundy, off Canada's east coast, disentangling whales that get caught in fishermen's nets.
Obama proposes new carbon limits
20 Sep 2013 6:28:35
US president Barack Obama unveils a proposal to limit carbon emissions on new coal and gas power plants built in the US.
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf -- and maybe in the world.
Network Rail in East Coast apology
20 Sep 2013 3:58:53
Network Rail is forced to apologise after a summer of frustration and big delays on the East Coast Main Line, as pressure begins to pile up on the rail infrastructure company.
Ryanair to end 'abrupt culture'
20 Sep 2013 2:55:26
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary tells shareholders that the airline should "try to eliminate things that unnecessarily" annoy its customers.
Welby warns about large rent arrears
20 Sep 2013 2:37:30
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, warns about the possibility of "large-scale" and "growing" rent arrears, in a speech in Birmingham
Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad'
20 Sep 2013 2:17:59
The proceeds from stolen Nigerian crude oil sold each year on international markets are being laundered in world financial centres, a new report says.
Geoengineering: Are we there yet?
20 Sep 2013 1:56:51
Are ideas to cool the planet realistic?
Pakistan’s fledgling film sector
20 Sep 2013 1:48:13
Pakistan’s fledgling films sector achieves growing praise