The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Republicans "give way" over the US debt ceiling and confidence returns to markets - until the next time.
Bitstamp becomes the second Bitcoin exchange to halt withdrawals. It says it has been struck by a cyber-attack.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney overhauls the Bank's interest rate policy to reflect falling unemployment and the economic recovery.
Mark Carney’s almost promise on rates
China's authorities maintain a strict quota of allowing 34 foreign films to be screened a year, contrary to reports they were planning to ease restrictions.
The world's third largest brewer, Heineken, says higher beer sales in emerging markets will boost revenues this year.
League One Bristol City plan to become the first club in the UK to install "safe standing" rail seats at their stadium.
European plane manufacturer Airbus receives an order for 20 A380 superjumbo jets worth $8.3bn (£5bn) from leasing company Amedeo.
Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its top-selling Prius hybrid cars because of a software fault that may cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly.
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9bn (£19.4bn) in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown.
Danone plans to double its stake in China's largest milk producer amid growing demand in the country for foreign brands and dairy products.
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The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.
Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.
China's lessons in resilience for rural poor
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Barclays plans to cut between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs this year, including 7,000 in the UK.
Fitch Ratings joins Standard and Poor's and Moody's in cutting Puerto Rico's debt to junk status, as the island's debt problems worsen.
In her first public testimony as new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen says the central bank will continue to cut its stimulus measures as long as the US economic recovery continues.
The owner of a parody coffee shop in Los Angeles called "Dumb Starbucks" is revealed to be the Canadian television comedy personality Nathan Fielder.