ARM Holdings investors overwhelmingly backed a �24.3billion takeover by Japan's Softbank despite concerns over the sale of one of the UK's leading technology companies.
Companies offering poor conditions have dominated the news recently; from the "Victorian workhouses" of Sports Direct to drivers suing Uber asking for holiday pay and a pension.
Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi has thrown his weight behind plans for major oil producers to freeze production next month, verbally backing the attempt to boost prices even as Baghdad expands its own output.
Economists say the approval slowdown supports predictions that house prices could decline by about 3% later this year. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA.
Barclays research shows that wealth, spending or earnings rose throughout the UK in the 12 months to April 2016, while jobless rates fell.