BBC Business News
The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Rail workers to strike twice in June
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
Ireland votes through Aer Lingus deal
The Republic of Ireland's parliament has approved the sale of the nation's 25% stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owner, IAG.
Honda, Fiat and BMW in airbag recall
Three major carmakers have expanded recalls of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.
Imports weigh on UK economic growth
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
Libor trader pledged 'humongous deal'
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy
MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
Mortgage approvals 'jumped' in April
There was a "significant pre-election jump" in the number of mortgage applications being approved, according to the High Street banks.
Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.