BBC Business News
Fed's Janet Yellen says case for rate rise has strengthened (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:58:14 GMT)
The case for raising US interest rates has "strengthened", the head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen says.
Ben & Jerry's recalls Cookie Dough ice cream batches (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:50:52 GMT)
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's recalls tubs of one of its best-selling products over concern they may contain small pieces of metal.
Sir Richard Branson 'thought he would die' in bike crash (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:45:25 GMT)
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" after crashing his bike on the Caribbean island of Virgin Gorda.
Prada seeks younger customers in bid for growth (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:34:46 GMT)
Italian luxury fashion group Prada predicts a return to growth as it seeks to connect with younger customers through online sales and flexible pricing.
Volkswagen to pay US dealers hit by emissions scandal (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:22:55 GMT)
Germany's Volkswagen tells a US court that it plans to compensate car dealers in America hit by the diesel emissions scandal.
Frankie & Benny's owner Restaurant Group to close 33 sites (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:03:24 GMT)
The Restaurant Group, the owner of Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito and Garfunkel's, says it will sell or close 33 underperforming sites.
WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:20:58 GMT)
The UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook.
US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:36:37 GMT)
US vice president Joe Biden announces plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn (£1.86bn) to expand services and make upgrades.
Tesco sells Euphorium bakery business (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:23:05 GMT)
Tesco is selling its Euphorium bakery business as chief executive Dave Lewis seeks to turn around the supermarkets fortunes.
Isa savings at new record high, says HMRC (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:21:09 GMT)
Savers put an average of £6,338 into Individual Savings Accounts (Isas) in the last financial year, a rise of 5% on the previous year.
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:25:58 GMT)
The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, says a think tank.
UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:34:08 GMT)
Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show.
Low wages and bills 'thwart 18-35s' savings ambitions' (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:44 GMT)
The under-35s are not a spendthrift generation, but are struggling to save owing to daily financial pressures and low wages, a trade body says.
Three men charged with horsemeat sales fraud (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:24:24 GMT)
Three men have been charged with fraud for allegedly conspiring to sell horsemeat as beef.
What happens when you let a dog in the studio... (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:36:44 GMT)
James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.
Building a community restaurant in Botswana (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:52:21 GMT)
Despite the often frustrating employment situation for young Botswanans, one young entrepreneur is ploughing ahead while remaining thoroughly rooted in his community.
BHS: Inside a 'ghost store' in Edinburgh (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:06:45 GMT)
BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.
Driverless taxis roam Singapore streets (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:21:06 GMT)
Driverless taxis are being tested on the streets of Singapore for the first time.
Can foreign car makers succeed in India? (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:11:25 GMT)
After a slow few years for India's car market, sales are powering ahead. But how about foreign car companies there?
Should Botswana break its reliance on diamonds? (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:41:33 GMT)
Diamonds have helped Botswana's economy over the past 50 years. But now some people are saying that the stones don't hold the same promise for the future.
Thomas Cook: '1.8m customers still want to go to Turkey' (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:46:09 GMT)
The boss of Thomas Cook tells the BBC it's still safe to go on holiday to Turkey, according to government advice, and says the Brexit vote hasn't affected business.
North Korea promotes local brew at first beer festival (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:12:23 GMT)
North Korea is holding its first beer festival to promote its domestic brew Taedonggang.
Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:33:42 GMT)
As the industry races to make driverless cars viable, a small fleet of computer-driven taxis are taking passengers in Singapore.
Bad weather takes toll on French wine production (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:43:09 GMT)
French wine production is likely to be 10% lower this year than in 2015 because of a spring frost and a heatwave now.
Pawn addiction (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:52:03 GMT)
As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.
Life after BHS (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:09:50 GMT)
As the last BHS stores close this weekend, bringing to an end nearly 90 years of retail history, Emma Simpson looks at what the closures will mean for our High Streets.
Pushed out (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:12:02 GMT)
As the number of people living in cities rise, lower income residents are being pushed farther out to areas with fewer resources.
Love to chat (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:23:25 GMT)
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?
Money problems (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:28:28 GMT)
Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?
Coffee for votes (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:16:00 GMT)
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.