VIDEO: Pretoria debates jacaranda trees
13 Nov 2012 3:07:03
A fierce debate is raging in the South African city of Pretoria about whether its famous jacaranda trees should be removed.
US budget deficit rises sharply
13 Nov 2012 3:00:21
The US government deficit rises 22% in October from a year ago, highlighting the challenge President Obama faces as the fiscal cliff looms.
VIDEO: Battle for Bank of England top job
13 Nov 2012 2:59:01
The government has begin the process of appointing a new governor for the Bank of England to replace Sir Mervyn King.
'Perfect' diamond sells for $21m
13 Nov 2012 2:58:59
One of the world's most admired diamonds, the Archduke Joseph, is sold at auction in Geneva for more than $21m (£13m).
Madoff promoter in $210m payout
13 Nov 2012 2:07:34
Ivy Asset Management, part of Bank of New York Mellon, agrees to pay $210m to investors to whom it recommended fraudster Bernie Madoff.
VIDEO: Thousands watch Australia's eclipse
13 Nov 2012 1:34:45
Tens of thousands of people, including Nasa scientists, amateur astronomers and holiday-makers from around the world, have gathered in Queensland for Australia's first full solar eclipse for a decade.
VIDEO: Super lorry will cut firm's costs
13 Nov 2012 1:30:01
A Lincoln based haulage firm hopes a new "super lorry" will cut costs and help save fuel.
Thousands of 2012 tickets unsold
13 Nov 2012 1:16:53
More than a quarter of a million tickets for the London Olympics remained unsold, it has been revealed.
VIDEO: Why chip shop owners are raising prices
13 Nov 2012 0:50:26
The sodden conditions also mean farmers are still struggling to get their potato crops out of the ground.
Beavers 'threaten' Dutch flood banks
13 Nov 2012 0:49:12
A beaver-breeding programme in The Netherlands has been so successful, the popular rodents are now threatening sea defences, experts warn.
Club plans more seats at stadium
13 Nov 2012 0:38:49
Stoke City Football Club announce plans to increase capacity at its Britannia Stadium to 30,000.
Bank ring-fence 'may raise risk'
13 Nov 2012 0:31:16
The head of RBS, Stephen Hester, warns MPs that the new banking ring-fence may increase the risk that banks must be rescued in future.
Hearts agree tax bill extension
13 Nov 2012 9:17:29
Hearts win an extension for payment of an unpaid tax bill that threatened to put the club into liquidation.
Profits cheer for whisky producer
13 Nov 2012 8:15:33
The makers of Famous Grouse report a sharp rise in turnover and profits for the first six months of the year.
Belize seeks McAfee over murder
13 Nov 2012 7:39:09
Belize wants to quiz anti-virus software founder John McAfee over the murder of his neighbour, a crime he says he did not commit.
Hearts reject takeover approach
13 Nov 2012 7:23:55
Hearts say they have rejected a "note of interest" in the club from a consortium led by businessman Alex Mackie.
VIDEO: Parcels boost Royal Mail profits
13 Nov 2012 7:06:38
Royal Mail has reported a big rise in half-year operating profits, helped by growth at its parcels delivery business as more people shop online.
ITV shares rise on trading update
13 Nov 2012 6:51:57
Shares in ITV have soared by 9% after investors welcomed the broadcaster's latest trading statement, which shows a rise in revenues.
VIDEO: TalkTalk 'turned a corner'
13 Nov 2012 6:40:49
The Chief Executive of TalkTalk, Dido Harding has told the BBC the company has, "turned a corner."
TED: Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - Arunachalam Muruganantham (2012)
13 Nov 2012 6:38:09
When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)
House market boosts Home Depot
13 Nov 2012 6:24:27
Home Depot says it made a small rise in quarterly profits, thanks to signs of recovery in the US housing market.
Google v Microsoft trial begins
13 Nov 2012 5:54:33
Google and Microsoft begin a court battle in the US in a battle over how much should be paid for industry standard patents.
Smart card firm bought by Dutch
13 Nov 2012 5:53:48
East Kilbride smart card technology specialist Ecebs is bought by Dutch firm Bell ID for an undisclosed sum.
New fast train arrives in Nairobi
13 Nov 2012 5:43:35
A new commuter train is launched in Kenya's capital, Nairobi - the first of its kind since independence.
Parcels boost Royal Mail profits
13 Nov 2012 3:20:25
Royal Mail reports a big rise in half-year operating profits, helped by growth at the company's parcels delivery business.