The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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US regulators warn seven carmakers that the recall of airbags made by Japan's troubled Takata is likely to expand.
Asian shares head sharply lower, following the rout in global equities as fears over growth and lower commodity prices grow.
Hong Kong born Masterchef judge Susur Lee tells the BBC about his road to success in Canada.
Most industries with a presence in Asia are concerned about the impact of China's economic slowdown - but not aerospace giant Honeywell.
Google's search chief explains how his firm is trying to provide results without asking users to type in requests.
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Shell's decision to abandon its search for oil off the coast of Alaska is welcomed by environmental campaigners.
Commodities and mining giant Glencore plunges 30% to its lowest ever share price after analyst warnings on lower metal prices.
Japanese firm Hitachi reaches a $19m (£12.5m) deal with US regulators who say it made improper payments to South Africa's ruling party for contracts to build power plants.
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Audi and Skoda say they have a total of 3.3 million cars fitted with the software that allowed parent company Volkswagen to cheat US emission tests.
Mobile phone firm Vodafone says it has ended talks with Virgin Media owner Liberty Global over a potential asset swap.
German prosecutors begin an investigation against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn.
Upscale grocer Whole Foods Market is cutting 1,500 jobs to help fund lower prices and technology upgrades.
Aldi says it will start to sell wine and non-food goods online in the UK next year, as the discount supermarket chain announces record annual sales in 2014.
Iron and steel production at the SSI plant in the north-east of England is to be halted with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
John McDonnell says Labour plans a review of the Bank of England, but guarantees its independence.
Royal Dutch Shell abandons Arctic exploration off the coast of Alaska after "disappointing" results from a key oil well.
Renewed evidence of a north-south divide is emerging in the pace of house price movements in England and Wales, Land Registry figures suggest.
Authorities in Switzerland have announced a probe into global banks over suspicions they illegally manipulated the price of metals.