Other people's business


When Big Pharma starts playing video games
By Elly Earls - 26 July 8:52

"Labster" is an e-learning video game with potential.

When a wealthy women experiences domestic violence
By Sophie McBain - 26 July 8:39

Elizabeth Taylor, Rihanna and Nigella Lawson.

Is an Irish recovery on the way?
By Andrew Amoils - 26 July 8:01

House prices rose over the last year.

Welby’s war on Wonga
By Nick Moody - 25 July 16:34

Are the Archbishop of Canterbury’s plans to take on payday lenders heroic or harebrained?

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A financial transactions tax just makes good business sense for Britain
By Jon Slater - 25 July 16:20

Rather than refusing it to rebuild our casino banks, we should create something new and better.

Did a killer whale doc just kill an industry?
By Fred Crawley - 25 July 14:32

Seaworld might be about to take a giant hit.

Can Danny Alexander get banks lending?
By Carl Packman - 25 July 14:12

Information isn't enough, writes Carl Packman. Financial institutions need to know about their obligations.

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"We're trying to compete you out of existence”
By Helen Roxburgh - 25 July 9:40

Archbishop on Wonga: business quote of the day.

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More people than ever before are renting privately. The Government needs to take notice
By Ben Pattison - 24 July 11:55

Housing policy has been slow to respond to the dramatic growth in private renting. That has to change.

Has Amazon decided it's time to start making a profit?
By Alex Hern - 24 July 10:40

The company has raised prices for small-press books and introduced delivery fees.

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Why is London filling up with the very very rich?
By Spears magazine - 24 July 9:24

Foreign investors flooding in.

Memo to Cameron: immigrants aren't a "constant drain" on the UK - they're the reverse
By George Eaton - 24 July 9:15

The truth is that migrants contribute far more in taxes than they receive in benefits and services.

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Kingfisher's results are looking sunnier
By Neil Saunders - 24 July 9:13

But they need to tackle their weakness: DIY.

Ten years on, Gilligan blames the government for Kelly's death
By Dominic Ponsford - 23 July 16:04

"Failed catastrophically in their duty".

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"Rise of the robots": about intellectual property as well as machines
By Alex Hern - 23 July 12:25

What do you do if an algorithm takes your job?

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The UK is trying to replicate the US gas boom. It will fail
By Heidi Vella - 23 July 11:01

Tax incentives won’t help.

An insight into the weaponised behavioural economics of free-to-play games
By Alex Hern - 22 July 17:47

"Coercive monetisation". Now there's a sinister phrase.

J Lo joins Beyonce and Maria Carey in lineup of dictator divas
By Sophie McBain - 22 July 14:05

They've all sung to some of the world's most unpleasant dictators.

By crushing emissions, the recession is saving our lives
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 22 July 13:08

If it weren't for the global slowdown, our planet would be in a far worse state than it already is.

Clegg's Youth Contract flops as just 4,690 jobs are delivered
By George Eaton - 22 July 12:46

The wage subsidy scheme that Clegg promised would create 160,000 jobs delivered just 2.6% of that total in its first year.

Would the Daily Mail website fall foul of the online porn filters it has championed?
By Alex Hern - 22 July 11:20

Ban this sick filth. No, not THIS sick filth, obviously.

UK Coal and the pension problem
By economia - 22 July 9:55

The start of a wider change?

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Five questions answered on the crackdown on tax avoidance
By Heidi Vella - 19 July 17:45

G20 finance ministers make an announcement.

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Bankrupting cities – the US’s new cut-and-run scheme
By Oliver Williams - 19 July 17:42

$18 billion – that is the cost of Detroit’s debt.

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Balls and Cable sound the alarm over HS2. Who will U-turn first?
By George Eaton - 19 July 16:13

It is no longer unthinkable that one or both of Labour and the Lib Dems could go into the next election pledging to scrap the project.

If fracking is just oil which needs tax breaks to compete, what's the point?
By Alex Hern - 19 July 13:19

If George Osborne likes expensive energy, at least renewables are carbon neutral.