The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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'Tiger parents' paying a high price
When will the recovery be felt in Britain's households?
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When will the ceiling crack?
Retirement homes are a growing business in Indonesia where some elderly people are choosing to live away from their families, as Karishma Vaswani reports.
In more than 40% of US households with children the woman is now the main earner. We visited Richmond, Virginia, as part of the BBC's 100 Women season
Italian football club Inter Milan becomes the latest European club to be taken over by foreign investors.
Intel, the world's biggest computer chip maker, says the production of its next-generation PC chip, Broadwell, will be delayed by a quarter.
Yahoo plans to retain a bigger part of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba and reports a slight fall in sales.
How a first-time businessman set up an airline in Nepal
The BBC's Surendra Phuyal talks to Birendra Bahadur Basnet about growing a private airline in Nepal.
US Democrats reject a fiscal plan from Republicans in the House of Representatives, just two days before a deadline to raise the US debt limit.
The Irish government plans to shut one controversial tax loophole used by Apple but leaves another open.
A man who has been carving intricate designs into pumpkins for years has turned his hobby into a business.
Shares in Royal Mail rise 3% on the company's first day of full trading on the London Stock Exchange.
A former manager for Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence connected with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The world's largest luxury goods group, LVMH, has reported slowing sales of leather and fashion good.
The Irish government announces spending cuts and tax rises worth 2.5bn euros (£2.1bn) in what it hopes will be the final Irish budget of the IMF bailout era.
Nike unveils a new wrist-worn activity tracker, which attempts to address criticism that the earlier model did not distinguish between different activities.
Clash of Clans games developer Supercell's $1.5bn deal