The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 19 hours 57 min ago
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
A tattooist has complained after a High Street shop began selling a T-shirt with his face on.
Paul Johnson from the IFS warns that the UK's increased growth forecast hides "disappointing news".
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
A new £17m Muller Wiseman Dairies butter plant has been officially opened in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.
House prices rose by 1.1% in November compared with the previous month and were up 7.7% from a year earlier, the Halifax says.
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House builder Berkeley Group reports a jump in half-year profits and says it is now delivering more new homes than before the 2008 financial crisis.
Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
The Chancellor George Osborne says there is "no quick fix", and that Britain must "stick to the plan".
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
Industrial vehicle manufacturer JCB announces plans to create 2,500 new jobs as part of a £150m expansion of its business.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis explains why he covered the roof of his cow shed in solar panels.
ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets - a network of computers infected with malware, is disrupted by Microsoft and law enforcement agencies.