Benefit sanctions 'causing hardship'
24 Mar 2015 2:30:29
A group of MPs has condemned the way some benefit claimants have their payments stopped - known as sanctions - and has demanded an enquiry.
Pensions firm creates 450 new jobs
24 Mar 2015 1:56:48
A pensions company announces plans to create 450 jobs in Cheshire.
AG Barr reports 10% rise in profits
24 Mar 2015 1:31:41
Soft drinks firm AG Barr has reported a healthy rise in annual profits, helped by a strong performance from its Strathmore water brand.
House prices fall 0.2% in January
24 Mar 2015 1:05:51
House prices fell by 0.2% between December and January, according to the ONS, the first monthly fall since March last year.
Eurozone business activity picks up
24 Mar 2015 0:51:55
Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in March, a closely watched survey suggests.
UK inflation rate falls to zero
24 Mar 2015 0:51:29
The UK's inflation rate fell to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, official figures show.
VIDEO: Solar 'could provide 4% of UK electricity'
24 Mar 2015 0:35:20
Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.
Diesel users 'taken for a ride'
24 Mar 2015 0:06:51
Motorists with diesel vehicles are being 'taken for a ride' by retailers charging too much, the RAC has claimed.
FTSE 100 heads for new records
24 Mar 2015 9:19:48
After closing at a record high on Monday, the FTSE 100 continues to rise, helped by encouraging economic data from the eurozone.
US warns UK banks over crisis plans
24 Mar 2015 8:22:36
Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
Tesco faces legal action in the UK
24 Mar 2015 8:13:41
Tesco is facing potential legal action from UK institutional shareholders following its accounting scandal.
VIDEO: How to beat the housing crisis
24 Mar 2015 8:07:26
BBC's Newsbeat meets two first-time buyers who have teamed up in a bid to beat the housing crisis.
H&M sees quarterly profits jump
24 Mar 2015 8:04:46
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) says "strong" store and online expansion led to improved sales and profits in the first quarter.
Big rise in solar energy use predicted
24 Mar 2015 6:26:12
Solar energy could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government forecasts.
Labour to pledge not to increase VAT
24 Mar 2015 3:20:20
Labour's general election manifesto will contain a pledge not to raise VAT, shadow chancellor Ed Balls will say.
'Monster salamanders' in mass grave
24 Mar 2015 1:31:09
Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.
Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC
24 Mar 2015 1:21:57
Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
Australia finds 'huge asteroid impact'
24 Mar 2015 0:23:41
Scientists in central Australia discover what they say is a 400km-wide underground asteroid crater - the largest impact area ever found.
More firms fail to pay minimum wage
24 Mar 2015 0:08:44
Ministers name 48 firms they say have repeatedly failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage.
Money makes the world go round
23 Mar 2015 3:59:35
The tech firms offering cheaper cross-border money transfers
VIDEO: Changing Japan through education
23 Mar 2015 3:33:56
Japan's economic slowdown is making its latest generation of pessimistic jobseekers even more cautious about working abroad, reports Mariko Oi.
Being comfortable in robotics' uncanny valley
23 Mar 2015 3:09:36
The capability of the latest intelligent robots is forcing us to address how far we want these machines integrated into our lives and the sort of "human" relationship we'll have with them.
VIDEO: How robotic hand uses bio-signals
23 Mar 2015 2:01:53
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.
Tackling Japan's 'depressed' youth
23 Mar 2015 1:56:45
Will an education overhaul revive the country's depressed economy?
EC funds switch 'good for science'
23 Mar 2015 9:21:58
Taking money out of Europe's research budget for a special economic stimulus plan will end up boosting science, claims Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.