Robin van Persie's switch from Arsenal to Manchester United was all but confirmed last night. Here is some reaction from a football world still reeling from the seismic switch...
Banks are turning over thousands of employee names to U.S. authorities as they seek leniency for their alleged role in helping American clients evade taxes, according to lawyers representing banking staff.
Fresh speculation that banks could face action from the US authorities for manipulating Libor is swirling after reports that several banks are being required to co-operate with the New York regulators.
A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.
Leading Australian politicians and former defence chiefs are demanding an independent investigation, along the lines of the Chilcot inquiry in Britain, into their country's role in the invasion of Iraq.
Jermain Defoe dedicated his eye-catching winner against Italy to the memory of his cousin Hannah, who was killed in an accident last month while on holiday on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
Kevin Pietersen has been warned by the England captain, Andrew Strauss, that he remains some way from being welcomed back into the international fold, despite agreeing to make a public apology for sending texts to South Africa players that he has finally and reluctantly admitted were "provocative".
Pressure on George Osborne for a softening of the government's hardline economic strategy intensified on Wednesday after leading economists who backed the chancellor's plans in opposition called for immediate action to lift Britain out of double-dip recession.
Here he goes again.
The unusual array of assets that Lloyds Banking Group acquired when HBOS was rescued during the banking crisis was highlighted on Wednesday when the bailed-out bank sold off 71 private equity related investments for £1bn.