Stocks rise on higher earnings

23 July 2014 1.00am.

Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the US stock market higher today.

  • Osborne facing deficit challenge

    22 July 2014 2.03pm.

    George Osborne was faced with a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target today as official figures showed the strain on public finances failed to ease in June and in fact worsened over the first quarter of the fiscal year.

  • Profits slip at Mr Kipling firm

    22 July 2014 11.00am.

    Cake brand Mr Kipling is to be the subject of a major relaunch and marketing push as its owner plots its fight back following a slide in half-year profits.

  • Mail shares dive on parcels warning

    22 July 2014 10.01am.

    Royal Mail shares have fallen to their lowest level since their controversial privatisation last autumn after the group warned that aggressive competition meant parcels revenue for the full year would be lower than expected.

  • Green Highland Renewables acquires new SSE hydro site

    22 July 2014 6.52am.

    Perth-based developer Green Highland Renewables says it is “hungry” to expand further after purchasing a second hydro power site from utility company SSE.

  • UK coal plants slammed on pollution

    22 July 2014 3.00am.

    The UK has ranked joint first for the most polluting coal-fired power stations in Europe, a report has revealed.

  • New low in youngsters buying homes

    22 July 2014 3.00am.

    The rate of young people buying homes has fallen to the lowest level on record, a new report says.

  • New low for youngsters buying homes

    22 July 2014 12.00am.

    The rate of young people buying homes has fallen to the lowest level on record, a new report says.

  • Criminal probe into forex markets

    22 July 2014 12.00am.

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today confirmed it has launched a criminal inquiry into the alleged rigging of foreign exchange (forex) markets.

  • Stocks slip amid political turmoil

    22 July 2014 12.00am.

    The US stock market started the week with a slight loss today as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.

  • Listed company century for Smiths

    21 July 2014 4.00pm.

    A global technology firm which started life as a family jeweller and clockmaker has celebrated 100 years as a listed company by opening the trading session of the London Stock Exchange today.

  • Bake-Off producer bought by Sky

    21 July 2014 3.01pm.

    The independent producer behind the BBC's hit show The Great British Bake-Off has been snapped up by BSkyB.

  • Chalmers family hands over reins of Dundee, Perth & London shipping company

    21 July 2014 8.03am.

    One of Dundee’s oldest businesses has been sold.

  • 'Outsider' hope for troubled Tesco

    21 July 2014 8.00am.

    Tesco ditched beleaguered chief executive Philip Clarke today as it recruited an outsider from consumer goods giant Unilever to try to restore its fortunes.

  • Bank of Scotland jobs study finds salary inflation at record high

    21 July 2014 7.56am.

    Plummeting candidate numbers have driven salary inflation to a record high, according to the latest instalment of a monthly employment market study by the Bank of Scotland.

  • Wage growth set to keep rates low

    21 July 2014 1.00am.

    Slow wage growth will keep the Bank of England from raising interest rates this year despite a run of strong economic data, according to an influential report.

  • 4,000 homes planned for Tesco land

    20 July 2014 4.00am.

    Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, plans to build 4,000 new homes on land that was once earmarked for supermarkets.

  • Foreign firms create 66,000 UK jobs

    20 July 2014 1.00am.

    More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK through investments from foreign businesses in the past year, official figures show.

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