The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale but high demand has led to some website problems.
The oil giant BP announces it is to cut 200 jobs and 100 contractor roles in the North Sea following a review of its operations.
Google ends sales of its Glass eyewear saying it wants to concentrate on developing future versions of the wearable device.
The Swiss franc soars and sends markets into turmoil as Switzerland abandons the cap on the currency's value against the euro.
A surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to scrap its 1.20 per euro cap on the Swiss franc leads to big moves in currencies and shares.
Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.
Hundreds more people considered to be "too poor to go bankrupt" will be able to use a system of personal insolvency.
A business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's £400m stadium redevelopment plans launches a High Court battle to stay put.
Retail giant H&M and service station operator Welcome Break are among 37 firms "named and shamed" for failing to pay the minimum wage.
Royal Bank of Scotland admits it has mis-sold loans to small business customers under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.
The risks posed by global conflicts will be at the top of the agenda when politicians and industry leaders meet in Switzerland next week.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide a loan of £10m to Rangers but wants security of Ibrox and Murray Park.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
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