Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
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Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
Ukraine and Russia find 'consensus' on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
London's leading shares dip lower in Friday morning trading, led downwards by publisher Pearson.