Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly overtook Bill Gates on Thursday to become the world's richest person, as his worth hit $91.4bn (�70bn).
It damaged cars with scorching reflected sunlight, has been accused of creating a wind tunnel that can topple pedestrians and has split the capital into lovers and haters.
Lloyds Banking Group has taken a fresh �1.6bn hit in the first six months of the year to cope with a new wave of claims from consumers missold payment protection insurance and to rectify treatment of mistreated mortgage customers.
Germany's diesel cheating scandal widened on Thursday as the country's transport minister ordered a recall of Porsche's three-litre Cayenne model, saying it contained illegal software to get round emissions tests.
Hitchin to King's Cross, East Croydon to London Bridge and Manchester to Wigan: those are the most uncomfortable commuter journeys in Britain.