The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
How three students took advantage of a strike by lecturers to create a massive online job site in Nigeria.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.
Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.