The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 hours 10 min ago
US house prices rose more slowly in September than in August, as higher mortgage rates and the government shutdown weighed on the market.
London Underground workers will be balloted for strike action over 750 job cuts and ticket office closures, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union says.
Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to review whether it needs more powers to control banks' balance sheets.
A 77 square mile wind farm off the north Devon coast will not now go ahead, it has emerged.
Energy regulator Ofgem launches a scathing attack on the record and profits of the big gas and electricity suppliers.
Gatwick Airport handles more passengers in the six months to the end of September, as profits jump £20m to £127m.