The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
The FTSE 100 is boosted by well-received company results, with Shell and Rolls-Royce among the top risers.
Up to 500 jobs will be lost at the company responsible for making Britain's Trident nuclear warheads.
The supermarket is getting rid of six self-service checkout phrases which shoppers find really annoying.
Global drinks company Diageo releases full-year trading figures which show comparable sales remained flat for a second year.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan says decisions the bank made a decade ago are still holding it back, as RBS reports a £153m half-year loss in profits.
The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.
Energy firm EDF lost 266,000 UK customer accounts in the past year as more consumers chose to switch their gas and electricity suppliers.
The government formally launches a consultation to decide whether pension exit fees should be capped.
Royal Bank of Scotland, which owns NatWest and Ulster Bank, reported a loss for the first six months after setting aside more money for repaying customers and potential legal settlements.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost-cutting plans.
Energy firm Centrica says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at its British Gas business.
Facebook highlights the increasing importance of video, saying that usage continues to grow.
Travel firm Thomas Cook says its profits will be hit by the impact of last month's attack on a tourist beach on Tunisia and worries over events in Greece.
Centrica chief executive Iain Conn says the cutting of 6,000 jobs at the company is ''a very difficult thing to do'' but the business has got to be ''as efficient as possible''.
Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.
Electronics giant Samsung sees its net profit drop by 8% for the second quarter of the year.
It's not just the tiny surveys with questionable methodology that cause problems.
The BBC's Pamela Koh looks at a new way of measuring how expensive a city is - the club sandwich index.