Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misrepresenting the quality of loans sold to investors.
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.
UK retail sales rise by 2.6% in July, up just 0.1% from June, figures from Office for National Statistics show.
Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).
Government finances show an unexpected deficit in July for the second year running, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
More than 130,000 cars were made in the UK last month, a rise of 2.8% compared with last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
MPs demand details from Chancellor about possible political pressure over failed Co-op plan to buy 623 Lloyds branches.
Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.
US shares mostly closed higher on Wednesday despite minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting suggesting it may raise interest rates earlier than expected.
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
Four fraudsters behind a sophisticated bank card scam involving a "dizzying array of gadgets" are jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey.
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.
The BBC's Phil Mercer meets Matt Grainger, who has succeeded in combining his hobby with earning a living, by starting a surf business on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia.
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games athletics track at Hampden Park is to be lifted and moved to Grangemouth Stadium.
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.