The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Profit at the US retailer Target plunges 46% after a massive security breach over the holiday season, which cost the firm $17m (£10m).
David Miles from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee tells the BBC that there will not be a "sudden increase" in interest rates.
The restoration effort on the Dawlish railway line
The number of households in England renting homes from private landlords now significantly outstrips those in council and housing association homes.
Sales of Ant & Dec, Mr Selfridge, Poirot and Hell's Kitchen US help profits surge at the by 27% to £581m
Ukraine's falling currency and soaring debt could prove to be a serious problem, writes the BBC's Andrew Walker.
Official figures confirm that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013, helped by rising business investment.
Shares in the bakery chain Greggs have fallen more than 9% after it reports a sharp drop in its annual profit for 2013.
Almost a third of UK workers are overqualified for the jobs they do, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development suggests.
The UK must embrace shale gas, says the boss of the Grangemouth plant, claiming UK taxes are making it uncompetitive.
Jim O'Neill and Janice Long look at whether Manchester and Liverpool should combine infrastructure and population for economic gain.
The Bank of England is proposing tougher rules for non-EU banks to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and to protect savers.
Should businesses always offer their workers 'eldercare'?
Nigel Cassidy reports on the taxes faced by French firms - and the unemployed people having to use food banks.
Europe's largest aerospace group, Airbus, says it will increase output of its best-selling A320 jet as it reports a rise in full-year profits.
Co-op Group is selling its farms and may sell its pharmacies as part of a reorganisation, with losses in 2013 set to exceed £2bn, says BBC business editor Robert Peston.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is due to report its earnings for 2013, with some suggesting it may follow China's slowing growth.
Spanish oil company Repsol agrees a $5bn (£3bn) settlement with Argentina over the seizure of its assets there.
Credit Suisse "helped its US customers conceal their Swiss accounts" and avoid American taxes, a US report alleges.
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