The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.
The government has awarded American firm Maximus the contract to assess the fitness of benefits claimants to work, the BBC understands.
The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.
Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.
The FTSE 100 rises as investors hope the US Federal Reserve will indicate later that it is in no hurry to increase interest rates.
The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.
The UK's largest airport, Heathrow, reports higher sales and says it expects passenger numbers to grow at a faster rate.
The number of mortgages being approved has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, according to the Bank of England.
Yorkshire Building Society is fined £4.1m for failing to deal properly with customers who were falling behind on mortgage payments.
The rate at which Britons are becoming insolvent falls to its lowest since before the financial crisis, according to official figures.
French oil firm Total reports a 2% fall in third quarter profits because of falling oil prices.
Fashion retailer Next cuts its profit forecast for 2014 after a mild autumn reduces demand for winter clothing.
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.