The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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For the first time in five years, the New York Times Company says it will pay shareholders a dividend of $0.04 a share.
Google revamps its logo, the look of its search page and other products in the same month Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing have shown off new looks.
A US court has accepted oil contractor Halliburton's guilty plea, over the destruction of evidence connected with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
World stock markets rise after the US central bank unexpectedly says it will not begin scaling back its huge economic stimulus programme.
US investment bank JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6bn loss incurred in 2012 as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
A black day for JP Morgan's reputation
The Republic of Ireland pulls out of recession after the economy grows by 0.4% in the second quarter of the year.
Why people in Angela Merkel's home town feel they're missing out
Retail sales volumes falls unexpectedly by 0.9% in August according to the Office for National Statistics, but manufacturing news elsewhere is positive.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, dies aged 85.
The Greek finance minister says his country's economy is heading "slowly towards recovery" after it saw growth in the second quarter of the year.
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim says China's cities 'will see less sprawl' as a result of its urbanisation plan.
Why the tinned meat Spam holds a unique status in South Korea.
Asian stock markets are rising after the US central bank unexpectedly said it would not begin scaling back its massive economic stimulus programme.
Unpicking the Fed's surprise decision
The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys, Ty Warner, could face a prison sentence after agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of tax evasion.
The business for dog grooming and pampering products in the US is booming, with many small firms at the forefront, reports Jill Martin.
The US Federal Reserve unexpectedly decides to keep its stimulus efforts at the current level sending US shares to record levels.
Blizzard announces it will shut down Diablo 3's auction houses, ending its high-profile attempt to take a cut of real-world cash transactions between players.
Dr Who and other BBC titles will appear on the US video-streaming website Hulu in a big new distribution deal for BBC Worldwide.