The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Laser machines could remove the need for stick-on labels during the sale of fruit.
The Office for National Statistics will give near final data on UK GDP to 2012, based on their own revisions and the new accounting rules for measuring GDP.
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
Competition is driving many fast-food restaurants to fill special orders. As a result, hundreds of "secret menu" items circulate on social media to be snapped up by savvy eaters.
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
How a former IT worker became Austria's only full-time snail farmer, further diversifying his business into snail caviar and liver.
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.
Shares in Home Depot lead the Dow Jones index lower after a report claiming a data breach.
The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.