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BP Faces Fines of up to $17.6bn

Deepwater Horizon Spill Site

BP lost an effort to eliminate the possibility of a finding of gross negligence that might trigger fines as much as $17.6bn in the trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

IBM Ex-CEO's Perks: $1m for Office, Cars

Empty Desk

Samuel Palmisano retired in December as the chairman of IBM, but that's not stopping the company from paying more than $1 million to set him up with a new office and company cars.



Pound Coin

Royal Mint makes a mint … again

The Royal Mint has reported soaring profits, boosted by commemorative coins struck and sold to mark events such as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.