The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Eastman Kodak gains court approval to come out of bankruptcy as a much smaller digital imaging company.
PlayStation reveals the PS4 will go on sale in North America on 15 November and Europe on 29 November - Microsoft has yet to be as specific.
Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says for the first time that Greece will need another bailout to plug a forthcoming funding gap.
Charles Green agrees to stand down as a consultant at Rangers and sell his shareholding in the Ibrox club.
Al Jazeera America launches to 48 million US households, replacing Current TV, which the Qatar-owned broadcaster acquired in January.
Best Buy reports better-than-expected earnings amid a difficult retail environment that has hurt other US chains JC Penney and Barnes & Noble.
DIY chain Home Depot's profits and revenues rise in the second quarter of 2013, driven by the US housing recovery.
Microsoft is to give away free Xbox One development kits to encourage independent developers to self-publish games for its forthcoming console.
Kenya signs deals worth $5bn (£3bn) with China to build a railway line, an energy project and to improve wildlife protection, officials say.
Newly-merged mining giant Glencore Xstrata writes down the value of Xstrata's assets by $7.7bn, and reports a drop in half-year revenues.
Highly radioactive water leaks from a temporary storage tank into the ground at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
Tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil go on sale, with fans able to apply on Fifa's website.
The Indian rupee falls to a new record low against the dollar as Asian markets fall on concerns that the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus measures.
Many Moroccan women are expected to marry young and become stay-at-home mothers - but a new enterprise is trying to help those who wish to support themselves instead.
Trade unions in Detroit, as well as pensioners and some residents, challenge the city's application for bankruptcy protection from its creditors.
Indonesia stocks continue to drop, entering bear market territory, on concerns of slowing economic growth and a widening current account deficit.