Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close down completely after failing to attract a buyer.
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Calls to freephone numbers will be free from mobile phones as well as landlines, says the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.
Labour's former City minister Lord Myners says he will be paid £1 a year for leading a review into the troubled Co-operative Group.
Profits for the global airline industry will reach a record level next year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.
The UK economy will finally surpass its pre-recession peak next year, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Private firms G4S and Serco are stripped of their responsibilities for tagging criminals in the UK following allegations of overcharging.
Shares in Cinda Asset Management, which handles bad debts run up by Chinese banks, surge on their debut in the Hong Kong.
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
Shares in Sports Direct fall despite the retailer reporting a strong rise in half-year profits and sales.
There has been a rise of 16% in the amount we spend online, according to the latest data from Ofcom.
Air Canada orders 61 Boeing 737 MAX planes worth $6.5bn (£4.2bn) at list prices, a big win for the planemaker over rival Airbus.
Australia's government is holding talks with Toyota as it looks to convince the firm to continue manufacturing cars there.
Hilton Worldwide raises $2.35bn (£1.4bn) through a share sale, making it the second-largest initial public offering (IPO) in the US this year.
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
A stuffed toy wolf stocked by Swedish furniture giant Ikea sells out in in Hong Kong, after it appears to have become an unlikely symbol of protest.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
The increased cost of energy has helped make housing the most expensive part of the family budget, according to the ONS.
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
The EU edges towards a common mechanism for rescuing problem banks, in a drive to avoid any more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
A senior Bank of England adviser questions the efficacy of one of governor Mark Carney's key policies, citing worries that the public do not understand it.
Matthew Griffin did three tours of Afghanistan with the US Army Rangers - now he wants to return and open a factory in the country, as Will Smale reports.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
Italian entrepreneur Rosaria Piseri explains how her lifelong fascination with seaweed led to the creation of her company, AlgAran.
London Irish announce the takeover of the Premiership club by a consortium of Irish businessmen.
Barcelona are set to decide on plans to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location.
The meeting between the Welsh Rugby Union and the four regions ends without a deal being agreed but with further talks planned.