Wal-Mart's move pressures Target

Everyday low prices may not mean everyday low wages for employees at Wal-Mart ... and soon at other companies. The move by the U.S.' largest retailer to hike its minimum wage in America could spill Feb 21, 2015

Dow, S&P close at record highs

U.S. stocks marched higher on a relief rally. The deal to extend Greece's bailout pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to close at all-time highs. The Nasdaq stretched its win streak into an eighth session as Feb 21, 2015

UK public finances improve

A welcome boost for Britain's coffers. The biggest monthly surplus in seven years, thanks to a rise in British income tax receipts. The Office for National Statistics reported a January public Feb 20, 2015

Fashionistas descend on London

A fashion show - with a difference. Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff at Somerset House in aid of her Fashion Against Ebola campaign. A host of famous faces joined her including the Duchess of York Feb 20, 2015

What would Grexit look like?

The possibility of a Greek exit - or "Grexit" from the euro zone back on people's lips, as talks over Greece's financial future continue to flounder. In 2012 it was a similar picture. The difference Feb 20, 2015

Critical Greek talks underway

Crunch time for Greece. Euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels are hoping to break a deadlock over the country's bailout - which is due to expire in just over a week. Greek finance minister Feb 20, 2015

BP loses bid to cut oil spill fine

It's a case of two steps forward, one step back for BP. The oil giant has made huge progress turning the company around since the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill which left it with billions of dollars Feb 20, 2015

Nasdaq up for seventh straight session

The Nasdaq rose for the seventh straight session, driven by biotech stocks. The Composite getting closer to the 5,000 mark. But stocks mostly ended in the red zone amid uncertainty over the prospects Feb 20, 2015

Apple sued for poaching staff

Apple's being sued for poaching talent. The lawsuit comes from car battery maker A123 Systems. It's a further sign that the iPhone maker may be trying to get into the electric car business. The suit Feb 20, 2015

Ball says we can together to UK's Rexam

They're already the world's two biggest makers of drinks cans. Now they want to combine to become a global packaging giant. US company Ball Corp has offered a cash-and-stock deal valued at 4.43 Feb 19, 2015

Ukraine: what next from the West?

A ceasefire barely a week old. If not already dead, then suffocated by claims and counterclaims. This is from a Ukrainian soldier who - though it wasn't clear whether he was speaking under duress - Feb 19, 2015

Germany pours cold water on Greece deal

Not good enough - Germany's response to Greece's request for a six month loan extension. Athens offered up major concessions but ran into strong objections from the EU paymaster. The German finance Feb 19, 2015