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.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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 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.
British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
Switzerland's National Bank will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".
President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
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.
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
Employers could scupper the season of goodwill by leaving their staff exposed to a tax charge after their Christmas party, accountants warn.
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Pension savers with the smallest pots can be exposed to the highest levels of charges, an independent report reveals.
Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
Russia says it is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble after its slump against the dollar.
The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
A growing number of small firms are boosting sales thanks to securing celebrity endorsements, but doing a deal with a famous figure doesn't necessarily guarantee success.
The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.