Apple profits beat expectations
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.
Portuguese bond yield falls to 3.58%
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
Bank raises UK growth forecast
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
Patisserie Valerie plans share sale
The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise £33m.
Small print 'longer than a novel'
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
Danger of London's 'hidden homes'
Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes - often in disturbing conditions - because they cannot afford to live elsewhere.
Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay
Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.