Retailers are gearing up for Black Friday to be one of – if not the – biggest online shopping day of the year, with hundreds of promotions being planned to tempt consumers to join the spending bonanza.
Remember when the Bank of England's Chaps payment system crashed, causing chaos across the system when large money transfers were suspended? More than a month on, the Bank of England has got around to appointing someone to find out what happened.
Roger Federer’s year finished in a familiar fashion. Racquet flying through the air, fists pumping, knees falling to the floor - the Swiss maestro has passed another milestone after sealing Switzerland’s first ever Davis Cup.
While we're down here singing Auld Lang Syne as the clock strikes midnight, three astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) will welcome in the new year over a meal of caviar, lemons and Lavazza coffee.
How do you warn generations 10,000 years into the future to stay away from nuclear waste repositories? It’s the conundrum facing scientists in the US - and some of the solutions have displayed some surprisingly inventive thinking.
European markets are expecting to open down across the board this morning. The FTSE 100 is expected to open two to six points lower, Germany's DAX three points and France's CAC 40 one point, according to analysts at Thompson Reuters.
The proposed £5.6bn merger between the insurer Aviva and its rival Friends Life will come under intense scrutiny when trading opens for the first time since the news broke after the markets closed on Friday.
Britons are expected to splurge £42.4bn in the run-up to Christmas – £1.5bn more than last year – as retailers brace themselves for an American-style Black Friday shopping frenzy set to take over their websites and stores this week.