Sterling rallies after May announces cabinet backs deal
Sterling has recovered ground after the cabinet backed the prime minister's draft Brexit deal.
Hand car washes should be licensed say MPs
Environmental Audit Committee says cheap hand car washes should be licensed to prevent "modern slavery".
Parents spending heavily on mystery toys
The UK toy sector banks on the surge in Christmas sales of "surprise" collectable toys after a troubled year.
Ford Bridgend: Ineos Land Rover Defender decision expected
A UK government letter emphasises "unrivalled corporate tax support" to attract production to Bridgend.
Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been deported
The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop deportation.
Gambling machine climbdown means new rules go ahead in April
It comes after 70 MPs called on the government to cut the largest wager on FOBTs from April.
House of Fraser to shut another four stores
The retailer, now owned by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, says it was unable to agree cuts in rents.
TK Maxx and Amazon among shops selling real fur as faux
BBC Watchdog Live finds retailers selling rabbit, fox and raccoon dog fur to unsuspecting shoppers.
UK inflation holds steady at 2.4% in October
Falls in the cost of food and clothing are offset by rising utility bills and petrol prices.
Addison Lee loses appeal on worker rights
Court upholds ruling that drivers are employees, not self-employed, in major blow to taxi company.
German economy contracts for first time since 2015
Europe's largest economy contracted from July to September, its first decline in three years.
Flybe up for sale weeks after profit warning
The regional airline's board says it is in discussions about a potential sale of the company.
Berketex Bride collapse: The women without a dress for their wedding
The shock collapse of the wedding market stalwart has left hundreds in the lurch for their big day.
Commercial nuclear reprocessing ends at Sellafield site
The plant will operate until the 2070s as a storehouse for spent fuel as the site is cleaned up.
Big retailers unveil Christmas ads
The Advertising Association says firms will spend £6.4bn on seasonal advertising this Christmas.
SSE admits 'some uncertainty' over merger with Npower
SSE and Npower have already delayed the tie-up which would create the UK's second-biggest energy company.
IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.
Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth
Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.
Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands
Italy's cabinet sticks to its big-spending budget plan despite a threat of fines from Brussels.
Oil price drops amid fears over demand
The latest falls come after oil cartel Opec reduces its forecast for global oil demand next year.
Spotify launches streaming service in the Middle East
The music streaming powerhouse hopes to tap into the region's millions of digitally-connected consumers.
Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife
Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife.
Purple Tuesday: 'Embarrassment' of going shopping in a wheelchair
Holly Greader from Cardiff tells the BBC what going shopping is like for her as a wheelchair user.
Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'
Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.
What do tampons and WWI have in common?
Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.
Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture
Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.
Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?
Singles Day is the biggest online shopping day, and possibly Alibaba's biggest for data collection.
How the teddy bear became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the teddy bear became a million dollar idea.
Sainsbury's boss warns food 'can't be stockpiled' for no-deal Brexit
Mike Coupe says food imports "can't be stockpiled" ahead of a no-deal Brexit.
Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price
The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3m Swiss francs ($50m), a world record price per carat.
'Ugly' mistake sends Google data to China
A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.
The people with more stuff than they have room for
What is driving the rapid growth in self-storage across the UK?
University 'not for people like us'
The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.
Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?
Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of them?
Can listening to bees help save them - and us?
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
'Shopping can be so embarrassing for me'
Why retailers need to be doing more for their disabled customers.
'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'
Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying cars.
My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food
Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?
Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?
It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say campaigners.
Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?
Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?
Choppy waters for Greek shipping sector
Greece’s key shipping industry – the biggest in the world – is going to be greatly affected by the US ban on Iranian oil exports.
What the US mid-terms mean for business
The business world did well from Donald Trump's first years as president. Will that continue?
How the VBS 'bank heist' sparked a parliamentary brawl in South Africa
The collapse of a rural bank reveals the extent of corruption in South Africa.
Is the party over for Ibiza?
Many people in Ibiza's music industry are worried about the White Isle's future as authorities try to rein in its famous party scene.
Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?
Indian airlines have been stepping up their recruitment drive for female pilots.
How the humble lamp-post could help power our cities
As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.
The first date that created a £10m company
Little did Radha Vyas know that a first date with a man she had met online would lead to them creating a successful travel firm.
Car insurance: Why pay when you are not driving?
New forms of insurance can save motorists money - especially if they live in a city.
Can Iran survive sanctions?
The US is set to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran's oil and banking sectors.
How real is Trump's jobs 'miracle'?
The US has notched up further jobs growth - what's really happening to the US workforce?
What is Mike Ashley's plan for the High Street?
The Sports Direct founder this week added Evans Cycles to his collection - has he a plan or can he just not resist a bargain?