Standard Chartered's credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor's for the first time in 20 years because of a downturn in the group's performance and concerns over its rising exposure to credit losses.
Electricity generators Drax Power and Intergen have paid fines for failing to fund energy-saving measures for households in low-income areas.
Parking lots at some shopping malls filled up around the country on Friday, as shoppers kept up the tradition of scouring stores for holiday deals even though some retailers had been open on Thanksgiving and even overnight.
Plunging world oil prices have prompted leading supermarkets to cut the cost of their fuel. First, Asda announced it was knocking 2p a litre off its petrol and diesel from tomorrow.
The energy minister of one of Opec's largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations ahead of the crucial meeting of ministers in Vienna this week.