Toxic asset scheme head named
Stephan Wilcke, a former private equity executive, is appointed to oversee its insurance scheme for banks' toxic assets.
Why Peter Mandelson may be a Lily Allen fan
Car output falls 31.5% in August
The number of new cars made in the UK fell 31.5% in August from the same month a year earlier, industry figures show.
Price cuts reignite the video game console wars
'No bill cuts' for cash customers
Five of the UK's big six energy suppliers have no plans to reduce prices for customers who pay by cash or cheque, the BBC learns.
European Mars rover's 'eye test'
Europe's planned rover mission ExoMars is given an "eye-test" by its engineers at a quarry in the south of England.
UK swine flu vaccine 'approved'
The European drugs regulator has given the go-ahead for one of the UK's swine flu vaccines.
The UK is braced for the second-wave of the flu pandemic
Australia seeks investment limits
Australia's foreign investment regulator tells Chinese investors that stakes in Australian companies should be under 15%.
Most of the G20 fudge has already been prepared
Heart surgeon's pioneering op
An Oxford heart surgeon carries out a procedure using an artificial heart and stem cells that he thinks could be a world first.
Google book deal 'put on hold'
A judge postpones a settlement hearing between Google and US authors and publishers after a raft of objections.
Justice Ginsburg Is Taken to Hospital
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after becoming ill in her office at the Supreme Court.
Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Add Drug Discount
The Finance Committee will not require pharmaceutical companies to give bigger discounts to Medicare on drugs for older Americans with low incomes.
National Briefing | Washington: Looking Into Oversight of Tax-Exempt Groups
The Treasury Department’s inspector general is looking into the oversight of tax-exempt organizations, like Acorn, when they engage in political activities.
Family Loses Suit on FEMA Trailer Safety
A federal jury on Thursday rejected a New Orleans family’s claims that the trailer they lived in after Hurricane Katrina exposed them to dangerous fumes.
Man in the News | Paul G. Kirk Jr.: Kirk Heads to Senate With Brief, Crucial Mission
The health care debate is contentious, but Paul G. Kirk Jr., who will take Ted Kennedy’s seat, is known for his respect for others.
South Carolina shocks fourth-ranked Ole Miss
Mississippi wasn't ready for the Top 5 -- or South Carolina's defense.
Former Kennedy Aide Is Appointed to Fill His Senate Seat
Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Paul G. Kirk Jr., a former aide and longtime confidant of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Sean O'Hair leads by one stroke at Tour Championship
Sean O'Hair got a putting tip from Tiger Woods and put it to good use Thursday in the Tour Championship, opening with a 4-under 66 to take a one-shot lead in the final FedEx Cup playoff event.