Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice
18 Dec 2014 2:58:48
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
Carbon mission returns global maps
18 Dec 2014 2:36:20
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Two US states sue over marijuana
18 Dec 2014 1:53:12
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
US stocks continue Fed-driven rally
18 Dec 2014 1:50:26
US stocks close at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow Jones surging over 400 points, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve the day before.
Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed
18 Dec 2014 1:18:20
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
Myanmar's pop-up power stations
18 Dec 2014 0:23:03
The mobile generators boosting Myanmar's electricity supply
Social shopping takes off in Asia
18 Dec 2014 0:04:41
The latest trend driving Asian spending sprees
The casualties of Russia's decline
18 Dec 2014 9:03:39
The knock-on effects of Russia's economic troubles
VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory
18 Dec 2014 9:02:34
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
Oil price fall forces firm revamp
18 Dec 2014 8:14:40
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
Apple 'failing to protect workers'
18 Dec 2014 7:04:15
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
Number in debt to energy firms rises
18 Dec 2014 6:08:34
About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
TED: Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone? Start broadcasting - Bruno Torturra (2014)
18 Dec 2014 6:01:03
In 2011, journalist Bruno Torturra covered a protest in São Paulo which turned ugly. His experience of being teargassed had a profound effect on the way he thought about his work, and he quit his job to focus on broadcasting raw, unedited experiences online. In this fascinating talk, he shares some of the ways in which he's experimented with livestreaming on the web, and how in the process he has helped to create a very modern media network.
Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA-owner
18 Dec 2014 5:56:30
British Airways-owner IAG says that the Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
English council funds 'cut by 1.8%'
18 Dec 2014 5:50:24
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
Bats 'showing signs of recovery'
18 Dec 2014 5:24:30
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers
18 Dec 2014 4:45:03
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.
Fall in oil prices 'temporary'
18 Dec 2014 4:21:12
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
VIDEO: India launches largest rocket
18 Dec 2014 2:32:09
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.
Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack
18 Dec 2014 1:59:37
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
Dismay at Sony film cancellation
18 Dec 2014 1:44:20
Hollywood stars say Sony's cancellation of The Interview, a comedy film about a plot to kill North Korea's leader, is a "victory" for hackers who threatened cinemas.
VIDEO: Oil pipeline could benefit Iraqi Kurds
18 Dec 2014 1:22:18
Kurdistan could soon be joining the ranks of the world's major oil exporters, thanks to a new pipeline to Turkey.
Badger cull fails to meet target
18 Dec 2014 0:45:28
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained
18 Dec 2014 0:09:05
Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?
Mortgage lending dip 'continues'
18 Dec 2014 9:55:33
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.