Royal Mail promoted to FTSE 100
Royal Mail, the newly-privatised postal service, is to join the FTSE 100 index of blue-chip companies following its strong share price surge.
Online spending up by 16%
There has been a rise of 16% in the amount we spend online, according to the latest data from Ofcom.
Facebook to join S&P 500 index
Slightly over a year after its stock market debut, social networking site Facebook joins the S&P 500 index, which is made up of many of the world's largest firms.
Adviser queries Bank of England plan
A senior Bank of England adviser questions the efficacy of one of governor Mark Carney's key policies, citing worries that the public do not understand it.
Lloyds bank in record £28m fine
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
Canada Post to end home delivery
Canada Post says it will phase out home delivery in urban areas over the next five years as the postal service struggles to rein in persistent losses.
Shoppers shun ugly veg, says Tesco
Customers should be educated to select not only perfect fruit and vegetables, but to look at buying "ugly, misshapen" cheaper produce, says Tesco.
Archbishop Welby meets energy bosses
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, meets four bosses of the UK's "big six" energy companies, weeks after he criticised energy price rises.
The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
Ikea wolf becomes HK protest symbol
A stuffed toy wolf stocked by Swedish furniture giant Ikea sells out in in Hong Kong, after it appears to have become an unlikely symbol of protest.