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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retail sales boosted by Black Friday
18 Dec 2014 9:52:34
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
Swiss interest rates turn negative
18 Dec 2014 9:22:35
Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?
18 Dec 2014 9:17:09
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.
FTSE 100 higher on Fed statement
18 Dec 2014 9:16:26
UK shares jump in early trade as investors react to the latest comments from the US Federal Reserve.
Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'
18 Dec 2014 8:47:15
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.
US Fed 'patient' over rate rises
18 Dec 2014 7:41:49
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
Putin to speak amid economic crisis
18 Dec 2014 7:24:42
President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.