Home affordability in cities is at its worst levels since 2008, with properties typically costing nearly seven times earnings, a report has found.
Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.
The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to use only Fairtrade cocoa in its products, giving a huge boost to the Fairtrade movement.
A late push helped US stocks finish higher after indexes spent most of the day lower.
London's top-flight index slipped further into the red as investors punished the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) following its ninth consecutive year of losses.
Prudential has said it will review retirement annuities sold after July 2008, and make payouts to pensioners where appropriate, amid concerns that some customers may not have been given sufficient information about their deal.
By Marc Pullen, senior equity analyst, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management