The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
Aga Rangemaster profits cooled last year, but improvements in the housing market had a positive effect on the business.
Online fashion retailer Boohoo.com says it will be valued at £560m when it floats its shares on the Alternative Investment Market next week.
US current affairs magazine Newsweek relaunches its print edition just months after being bought over by digital news company IBT Media.
Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, UBS and Depfa bank have been acquitted of mis-selling derivatives to the city of Milan.
The FTSE 100 sees a small jump after US jobs figures come in ahead of expectations.
US aerospace company Boeing freezes defined-benefit pensions for 68,000 employees, including management and executives.
The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
US supermarket firm Safeway agrees to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and other supermarket chains.
A plane is forced to turn back shortly after taking off at Heathrow Airport after an "engine surge" in the air.
Network Rail offers a "full and unreserved apology" to families bereaved by level crossing accidents, as MPs criticise its handling of deaths in the past.
The S&P 500 hits a new record high at close on Thursday, the second such development in three days.
American stationer Staples says it will close 225 stores in the US and Canada as sales in the fourth quarter fell 10.6%
South Africa's power emergency ends on Thursday night, says state power company Eskom, after a day of rolling blackouts.
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests.
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
House price rises are continuing to accelerate across the UK, according to the latest snapshot from the Halifax mortgage lender.
Crowdfunding start-up entrepreneurs are angered by new regulations that they say will take the crowd out of crowdfunding.
Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year earlier, helped by rising consumer confidence, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
Phil Libin, the boss of US tech firm Evernote, is a rare breed of chief executive - one who is happy to admit his failings.
You socialise together, you confide in each other, you trust each other - you're best friends. But could you ever run a business together?
How success on a reality TV show turned out to be a "double-edged sword" for family firm, Mr Singh's Sauce, who have had to rebuild the company.
Championship side QPR announce a loss of over £65m in their accounts to May 2013 and an overall debt of £177.1m
Nottingham Forest announce a loss of more than £17m for the 2012-13 season, up from a loss of £12.2m the previous year.