Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
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.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
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 mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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.
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.