Tesco faced questions last night after Black Friday sales descended into mayhem and violence, with police chiefs expressing fury that officers had to �bail them out.
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.
In the wake of OPEC's decision not to cut output targets, the oil industry frets about too much supply. Its real problem: an excess of certainty.
Michael Noonan: I've defined what the squeezed middle is in money terms. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. Patrick Logue.