The number of people out of work is still at lowest level since 1975, figures indicate.
More than four million people face difficulties over domestic or credit bills, says a major study.
The chancellor is tipped to include measures to help young people in his budget, at the expense of older taxpayers.
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.
Redevelopment over the next 25 years would make the area a "national asset", say planners.
The welfare secretary makes the announcement ahead of a Commons debate about the flagship reform.
The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.
Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company over sex allegations but had stayed on its board.
Australia's parliament hears claims that Crown casino deliberately removed betting options.
The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan.
The supermarket chain is among the biggest fallers on the 100-share index in early trading.
Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.
As supermarkets fight tooth and claw for our custom how widely do discounters appeal to the better off?
We asked a debt expert your questions about debt.
Shares of Merlin Entertainment tumble 20% after the firm forecasts flat growth for this year.
Third quarter profits at the US banking giant fall, but its results were not as bad as expected.
The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
How the wines of Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie are winning a growing number of fans around the world.
Chinese president Xi Jinping will be confirmed for a second five-year term this month.
The rise of online shopping has turned retail upside down but innovative retailers are combining online and offline shopping.
Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?
A brief history of the old pound coin as it drops out of circulation on Monday.
Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience.
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Blu Tack became a million dollar idea.
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.
The Swedish furniture giant has been in the UK for 30 years, and earned both fans and critics.
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada
What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?
The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis
Paresh Davdra developed his successful money exchange firm from the ground up.
Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.
The industrial crisis at Kobe Steel is deepening but some warn it won’t be the last Japanese business scandal.
Formula One teams' costs have soared after rules changes designed to make for closer competition.
Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
How apps using image recognition are helping farmers identify crop diseases.
A growing number of firms are crafting bikes using wood, but some cyclists remain wary
Where we are, and where we want to go is at the heart of many of the world's most innovative businesses.
Michael Eisner is using is expertise in the US entertainment industry to turn around Portsmouth FC.
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?
The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.
This Bangladeshi doctor who turned a shampoo bottle into a low-cost lifesaver
Can a wave of disruptive ideas change our shopping habits?
Carbon emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes them from the air slow the process?
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.
How Munaf Kapadia runs a successful "pop up" restaurant at his family home in Mumbai.
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.
Carmakers are increasingly sending vehicle software updates wirelessly, but how risky is this?
Some film memorabilia fetches millions at auction, but it can cost nothing to start a collection.
Could niche perfumes made by artisan houses be the saviour for the struggling fragrance industry?
Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.
International students are increasingly looking outside the US to pursue graduate business education.
Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.
5G broadband could be 10 times as fast as 4G and underpin many new technologies of the future.
From take-off to final grounding, the airline has seen the best and worst of times in the airline industry.
There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.
Greg Steltenpohl founded one of America's best-known smoothie brands, but almost lost everything after a major corporate crisis.
Banks are investing in the centre of cities like Manchester, but are closing branches in the suburbs.
A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?
Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.
The UK's sugar beet industry plans to ramp up production as EU quotas come to an end after 50 years.
More businesses are embracing the 'buy one, donate one' model, but can they also turn a profit?