Joe Biden has called on the world to defend the "liberal international order" in the face of an aggressive Russia and the rise of populism.
Mobile operator EE has been fined �2.7m by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. The watchdog found that the UK's biggest mobile network broke a billing rule on two occasions.
Pearson plans to sell its Penguin Random House stake as shares plunged after a profit warning. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA. Mark Sweney · @marksweney · email.
Goldman Sachs has capped an unusually bright earnings season for the big US banks, delivering a tripling in fourth-quarter profit that handily beat analysts' forecasts.
The IMF's Christine Lagarde speaking on a panel on the middle classes at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.