The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Tory peer Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the government should have greater powers to intervene in takeover bids by foreign businesses.
More than 100,000 extra tickets for all 17 sports at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to go on sale.
The recent surge in UK house prices could end in a crash, the Bank of England deputy governor who oversees financial stability warns.
Andy Street, Managing Director of John Lewis, said click and collect had "been an absolute phenomenon"
Royal Bank of Scotland says pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year rose to £1.6bn, but warns of a "tough year" ahead.
Shares in professional networking site LinkedIn fall more than 6% in after-hours trading following a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast.
Microsoft says users of its Windows XP operating system will also get the security update it has issued to fix a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser.
The cat-and-mouse world of US tax
The best dyed cloth in the world?
Will big spending football clubs evade harsh sanctions?
In a month-long series of features on the theme of sustainability, Technology of Business will be asking whether technology can help save the planet.
How does Europe wean itself off Russian gas?
An advisory panel convened by the White House recommends a national data breach standard.
Scotland would likely hold a lower credit rating than the rest of the UK immediately after independence, according to the ratings agency Moody's.
E-commerce giant eBay settles for $3.75m with the California Attorney General and the US Justice Department over accusations of anti-competitive behaviour relating to hiring.
Ford chief executive Alan Mulally is to retire in July, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Mark Fields, the company announces.
The Coalition sees a lot of good in the Pfizer/AstraZeneca deal going ahead. China, on the other hand . . .
Fashion merchandising expert Maria Malone says the use of celebrity endorsements is becoming "more prevalent".
US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced.
The pound hits its highest level against the dollar for nearly five years after a survey suggests that UK manufacturing grew much faster than expected in April.