The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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US broadcaster National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (£3.8m) budget deficit.
Tony Lomas, was called in at the eleventh hour to try and save Lehman Brothers from collapse. He tells the BBC how years later, he is still trying to find a resolve for one of the biggest banking crisis ever.
BBC reporter Victoria Fritz spoke to the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush who talks about fashion's effect on the economy
The scandal-hit former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to become an economic adviser to the Serbian government, Belgrade says.
US retail sales rise at a slower-than-expected rate in August, despite increased demand for high-priced, one-off items such as cars.
Spain's public debt reached a record high of 942.8bn euros in June, the country's central bank says.
Alistair Darling on 'dangerous times' at Lehman's
Twitter says it plans to join the stock market flotation in the most hotly anticipated flotation since Facebook's last year.
Vodafone is set to complete a 7.7bn-euro (£6.6bn; $10bn) takeover of Kabel Deutschland after securing the backing of the German cable operator's shareholders.
Government plans for some visitors to pay a £3,000 "security bond" to enter the UK will deter inward investment, say British Asian business leaders.
The new Chinese leadership is trying to address corruption - including a ban on using public funds to buy the traditional gift of mooncakes. Linda Yueh reports on the issue from the World Economic Forum in Dalian.
The Indian prime minister's economic advisory council lowers the growth outlook for the current financial year by more than one percentage point.
Indonesia's central bank raises interest rates for the second time in two weeks as it looks to stem the sharp decline in its currency, the rupiah.
International clothing makers fail to reach a deal on the creation of a compensation fund for victims of two Bangladeshi factory disasters.
As part of our series on entrepreneurs in Asia, Chris Morris tells us about his restaurant LIME House, which he hopes will bring a taste of the Caribbean to Singapore.
The state of California is set to raise its minimum wage to $10 (£6.33) an hour, among the highest in the US.
Data-rich, dynamic digital maps are transforming the way consumers and businesses are interacting with the world, saving money and saving lives.
Could a ship that moves sideways change life in the Arctic?
China specialist Jim McGregor gives a critical assessment of the heavy-handed way China's government is treating foreign companies as part of its anti-corruption drive.
The government announces that it will privatise the Royal Mail in the coming weeks, with shares offered to employees, institutions and the public.