The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Business groups say that a shortage of trained and qualified new starters in fields like engineering, construction and IT is so chronic it could threaten to derail our economic recovery.
Customer data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse, has reportedly been published.
The majority of UK university graduates are working in non-graduates jobs with over-qualification at "saturation point", a new report claims.
New guidelines for video bloggers who enter marketing relationships with brands are published by the Committee of Advertising Practice.
India's e-commerce website Snapdeal said it has raised $500m (£310m) from foreign investors for expanding its online marketplace.
Interest rates will rise "pretty soon", Bank of England policymaker Prof David Miles tells the BBC - as he prepares to leave his role on the Monetary Policy Committee
Chinese internet giant Tencent takes a $50m stake in Canadian messaging company Kik Interactive.
It's known as the 'supercar season', when some of the world's richest descend on central London with their extraordinary cars in tow - but not everyone is happy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme went to see what is happening.
How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
Entrepreneur Hidehito Uki explains how he came to Hawaii aged 20 and has gone on to grow his small noodle-making business into a US wide operation.
Twenty-seven new areas in northern England and the Midlands are earmarked for possible oil and gas exploration.