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No end yet to US house price fall

23 min 25 sec ago
US house prices fall for the eighth month in a row and are nearing the lows reached during the 2009 recession, data shows.

Japan earthquake saps Coke profit

1 hour 17 min ago
Coca-Cola reveals first-quarter profits that fell slightly short of expectations thanks to poor sales in quake-struck Japan.

Ford sees best profit in 13 years

2 hours 10 min ago
Ford unveils its strongest first-quarter profits for 13 years, helped by increasing demand for more fuel-efficient cars.

VIDEO: PlayStation 'attacked by hackers'

2 hours 12 min ago
PlayStation has been offline for six days following what Sony says was an attack by hackers.

Manufacturers see orders weaken

2 hours 32 min ago
Order levels at UK manufacturers weakened in April, despite recording a rise in output in the past three months, the CBI says.

Payments 'affected by holidays'

3 hours 1 min ago
Consumers are being urged to scrutinise bills and invoices as cheques could take two weeks to clear during the holiday period.

AUDIO: Does sunshine help the High Street?

3 hours 26 min ago
Easter is a popular time to go shopping and an important period for the retail sector. Has this year's good weather played an important role?

Greek deficit worse than thought

3 hours 46 min ago
Greece's budget deficit for 2010 is confirmed at 10.5% as the European statistical office unveils the EU's debt statistics.

No obligation for wedding day off

4 hours 34 min ago
The chances of workers getting time off work for the royal wedding will depend on their contract or employers' goodwill.

Venezuela minimum wage rises 25%

4 hours 34 min ago
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez announces a two-part increase, bringing the monthly minimum wage to $360.

VIDEO: Shopping like a royal in London

4 hours 57 min ago
Keith Wallace visits some of the British Royal Family's official suppliers in London, for some quality merchandise.

AUDIO: Bank must 'be cautious' with rates

5 hours 4 min ago
George Buckley: "People have been surprised at the scale of the impact that the credit crisis and the recession have had on the economy."

AUDIO: 'Massive' disruption for car makers

5 hours 4 min ago
Prof David Bailey on car sector: "The industry's virtually disappeared so it's got to be rebuilt."

Virgin Active to buy Esporta gyms

5 hours 17 min ago
Virgin Active - which is majority owned by Sir Richard Branson - agrees to take over rival gym chain Esporta for £77.5m.

Lactalis launches Parmalat bid

5 hours 36 min ago
French dairy group Lactalis has launched a 3.4bn euro takeover bid for Italian rival Parmalat.

TNK shareholder 'upset' with BP

6 hours 19 min ago
Viktor Vekselberg, one of the Russian investors in the TNK-BP joint venture, tells the BBC he is still upset with BP.

Sony takes on Apple in tablet war

7 hours 7 min ago
Sony announces its foray into the popular tablet PC market with the unveiling of its first two models in that segment of the market.

AUDIO: Will high speed rail pay its way?

7 hours 7 min ago
Jerry Marshall: "There are very few people that will actually come off air craft and onto this train."

First quarter profit down at UBS

7 hours 16 min ago
Swiss bank UBS reports an 18% fall in first quarter net profit, citing the strong value of the Swiss franc.

AUDIO: 'Right decision' made on ash cloud

7 hours 31 min ago
Susan Stipp: "The ash particles were small and hard and very sharp, so they were too dangerous to the aircraft."