The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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At what price a university degree in the US?
The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
A U-turn from Coca-Cola as the company says it will adopt government recommendations and introduce traffic light nutrition labels.
Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online.
German industrial production posts the strongest monthly rise in almost two and a half years in July, up 1.9%.
The governor of the US state of Nevada says that the Tesla electric car manufacturer has chosen his state as the site for a $5bn battery factory.
Big companies often find it difficult to innovate, stymied by short-termism and a fear of risk taking. But if they don't, oblivion beckons.
The gateway that could see your used car end up in West Africa
The operator of an exchange for the virtual currency Bitcoin pleads guilty in New York to running an unlicensed money transmitting business.
Hundreds of US fast food workers are arrested at protests in cities across the country after staging sit-ins demanding a "living wage" of $15 an hour.
Vice Media, one of the most closely-watched of a new generation of digital news groups, secures a further $500m (£304m) for expansion.
A US judge rules BP was "grossly negligent" and guilty of reckless conduct in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The European Central Bank lowers its benchmark interest rate to 0.05% as it looks to kick-start the flagging eurozone economy.
What else can the ECB do to prevent a dangerous slump?
The strongest monthly rise in German industrial output in over a year is an 'encouraging signal' for the economy, Germany's official statistics agency says.
The EU's top court - the ECJ - defines an airliner's arrival as the time when its doors are opened - a ruling that affects compensation claims.
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is to be allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag, his lawyer says.
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
Danish toy maker Lego has seen its profits boosted in the first half of the year by Lego Movie tie-ins
Shares in Standard Life rise as much as 10% on news it is selling its Canadian business to Manulife Financial for $4bn Canadian dollars ($3.7bn; £2.2bn) in cash.