The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Electric carmaker Tesla's Model S suffers its third fire in five weeks, sending its shares down more than 7%.
Amid controversy over rising energy prices, Npower chief executive Paul Massara dismisses forfeiting his bonus as a "gimmick".
How companies are using adverts that talk back as a way to engage with customers.
Rugby League World Cup boosts the sport
Serial start-up entrepreneur Judy Estrin has been involved in the founding of eight businesses so far - she explains her passion for new ventures.
Serial start-up entrepreneur Judy Estrin has been involved in the founding of eight businesses so far.
Shares in the micro-blogging site Twitter close at $44.90, up more than 73% from their initial price of $26, after the firm's first day as public company.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael denies "holding a gun to Scotland's head" over shipbuilding jobs.
What happened when I brought my mum to work
The UK's newest deep-sea container port is opening on the north bank of the Thames. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Andrew Bowen, London Gateway's Engineering Director, while timelapse and aerial footage reveals the scale of the development.
The US economy grew at a faster-than-expected annual pace of 2.8% in the third quarter of the year, figures show.
The European Central Bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 0.25%, down from 0.5%, in a surprise move.
A £10m investment to develop club sport in Scotland is announced ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% and makes no change to its stimulus programme of quantitative easing.
How Twitter changed the world
Twitter shares are priced at $26 each, ahead of the biggest stock market debut of a technology firm since Facebook went public in 2012.
Engineers prepare for a risky part of the process
Sheffield City Council announces Don Valley Stadium will be demolished later this month.
LJ Rich takes part in a programming event, in an attempt to create the next "must have" app.
Morrisons, the UK's fourth-largest supermarket chain, blames its lack of online deliveries for a 2.4% fall in like-for-like sales.