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.