Shares in BAE Systems are expected to slide this morning after the aerospace and defence giant revealed talks with the United Arab Emirates to supply 60 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets had ended.
Factories will be paid to switch off their electricity during peak winter times to keep Britain's lights on under plans endorsed by the energy regulator.
It was in October 2006 that Farepak, a Christmas savings company, went under and ruined the festivities for more than 100,000 customers.
The UK tax authority "seems to lose its nerve" when chasing multinational companies for owed tax, the head of a committee of MPs has said.
The future of one of Britain's largest coal-fired power stations hangs in the balance, after it was told it would not get an early subsidy for its �750m coal-to-biomass conversion plan.