George Osborne is braced for an economic update shortly before the election that could show that the recovery is slowing, but he would use the data to warn of the threat posed by Labour, Tory strategists said.
Buffett and his new partner, Larry Van Tuyl of the former Van Tuyl Group, talked about Buffett's recent acquisition of the privately held auto dealership group.
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said HM Revenue and Customs data showed exports fell 7% to �3.95bn in 2014.
The battle between Hewlett-Packard and the former management of Autonomy over the US giant's botched $11.1bn (�7.4bn) purchase of the British software company has opened up a new front, with both of parties taking legal action in the UK courts.
More than 3,000 workers at B&Q stores are set to lose their jobs over the next two years as the parent company's new boss revealed plans for a major overhaul of the DIY chain.