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Go-ahead for green energy projects

Go-ahead for green energy projects

Eight new renewable energy projects have been given Government contracts in a move that will increase household bills by 2%, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said.

Primark seeks to crack US market

Primark seeks to crack US market

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six months.

Cash for vehicle technology schemes

Cash for vehicle technology schemes

Projects that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1 billion Government-industry fund.

Clegg urges industry culture change

Clegg urges industry culture change

Nick Clegg will demand a culture change across British industry to tackle "old-fashioned attitudes" to flexible, family-friendly working practices.

Stocks move up on solid earnings

Stocks move up on solid earnings

The US stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more companies report solid earnings.
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GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal

GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal

GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals in the pharmaceuticals sector today.
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Moyes 'given less time due to debt'

Moyes 'given less time due to debt'

Manchester United's mountainous debt pile and wage bill meant its owners could ill afford to give David Moyes the same amount of time to succeed as his predecessor Alex Ferguson, it was claimed today.
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Business lending drops by £500m

Business lending drops by £500m

Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.
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Consumer confidence 'hits new high'

Consumer confidence 'hits new high'

Consumers' confidence in their financial situation is at its most positive level in over three years, prompting predictions that people will become more willing to splash out on luxuries in the coming months, a report has found.
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Tesco cuts prices amid fightback

Tesco cuts prices amid fightback

Tesco is cutting prices across more everyday items and its online grocery service as it fights back against competition, including the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl.
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