David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Sainsbury's has reported a fall in sales for the third quarter in a row as the supermarket price wars begin to take their toll.
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
Lloyds is offering home buyers free iPad mini tablets in an intensifying mortgage war between major banks.
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
Supermarket shares lead the FTSE lower after Sainsbury's reports another fall in sales and warns there is no sign of an improvement in trading.
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
Asian stocks suffer their fourth consecutive day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
The first councils to offer help to people wanting to build their own home through the Government's 'Right to Build' scheme are announced.
The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
Annual profits at payday lender Wonga have fallen by more than half, the company announces.
The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 9.4% in September in England and Wales, according to the Nationwide.
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
The Featherdale Wildlife Park, a private zoo in Sydney, is thriving by offering a "hands-on" experience with its animals.
Independent shop owners in Rio de Janeiro are complaining about higher rents and crime rates, and less customers, forcing many to close, reports Donna Bowater.
Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.
Hosting golf's Ryder Cup was a £40m free advert underlining Scotland's status as the "home of golf", tourism bosses say.
Liverpool are one of seven European clubs being investigated by Uefa for possible breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.