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Lothian Buses, which dominates Edinburgh public transport, including trams and tourist tours, reports a drop in profits during last year.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard reports falling profits and revenues as sales of personal computers fall.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces he is resigning and is calling an early election.
Shares around the world see further falls, sparked by renewed fears over the health of the global economy.
Team UK scooped four gold medals at an event that champions vocational trades - from beauticians to bricklayers.
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 index begins Thursday trading with further falls, extending Wednesday's seven-month low.
Sir Rocco Forte says that the European project has been "a complete disaster" that has harmed the economies of many countries involved.
Just one day after its libido-enhancing drug gained regulatory approval, maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals has agreed a $1bn takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Smartphone sales record their first year-on-year drop, according to research firm Gartner, but Huawei and Apple buck the trend.
UK car production fell 11.2% in July compared with last year because of changing holiday patterns, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Data from the Ashley Madison website breach has flooded on to the web - with significant potential consequences.
Do we really need charisma in the workplace?
Mortgage lending across the UK in July was at its highest level for seven years, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)
The number of new homes being built in England has risen significantly over the last year, government figures show.
UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.1% in July, after falling the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says.
Visual effects company Double Negative says it is struggling to find skilled British employees to recruit.
The troubled Co-operative Bank says it will not make a profit for another two years as it reports another loss.
In her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua caused controversy by advocating a very strict parenting style guided by Asian values., but she is now turning her attention to young adults.
After days of volatility Chinese equities trade lower once again, despite Beijing's efforts to calm the markets.
The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic collapse" in the number of care homes, according to the five biggest providers.