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There's a villain to the gold crash story
By Spears magazine - 30 April 9:49

The reason gold fell so far.

Bank of England mulls pay rise for its court
By Alex Hern - 30 April 8:48

"Just" £15,000 for three days work a month.

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Evening wrap up: today's late breaking business stories
By New Statesman - 29 April 17:51

Top stories from around the web.

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"Instagram act" under fire for treatment of copyrighted works
By Alex Hern - 29 April 14:43

Is the Government handing your photos to media giants?

Think that Royal Mail is bad? Wait until you see its privatised successors
By Paul Mills - 29 April 13:47

The important task of getting crucial and confidential letters to people on time is jeopardised by profit-oriented thinking that prioritises getting postmen back to the depot to meet targets.

Five questions answered on the sale of Lloyds’ Spanish division
By Heidi Vella - 29 April 12:26

The company has not been doing well of late.

Samsung: all over the news, again
By Douglas Blakey - 29 April 12:11

Gotta hand it to their PR team.

Why men are wearing make-up to get ahead at work
By Emily Neil - 29 April 11:33

The men in your office might have compacts in their man bags.

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Am I chastened by the gold crash? Yes. Have I changed my views? No.
By Nick Beecroft - 29 April 11:10

Gold bounces back from "flash crash".

Foreign exchange platform puts the brakes on high-frequency traders
By Alex Hern - 29 April 8:21

EBS has changed its rules to discourage algobots.

The Adgenda: "Lemonade" ads are a smart move from HSBC
By Christian Jensen - 26 April 15:00

Although the music is kind of creepy.

This is why you'll probably be eating American lobster soon
By Fred Crawley - 26 April 14:17

UK lobster: the world is no longer its oyster.

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Five questions answered on the call to ban "insider" tax accountants
By Heidi Vella - 26 April 12:41

What are "insider" tax accountants?

GDP may have risen, but the poorest fifth still lose out on £2,000 a year because of rising inequality
By Annie Quick - 26 April 10:46

What would Britain be like if the income distribution was the same as in 1977?

"This is a ridiculous conflict of interest which should be banned"
By Helen Roxburgh - 26 April 10:34

Margaret Hodge on "unhealthily cosy" Big Four/Treasury staff relationships.

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It’s time to act on food poverty
By Fiona Twycross - 25 April 17:20

Our aim must be to make the UK a Zero Hunger Country, writes Fiona Twycross AM.

Amazon lobbies to pay more tax in the US
By Alex Hern - 25 April 15:33

Yes, you read that right.

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Who the hell would buy a car after Hyundai's suicide joke advert?
By Alex Hern - 25 April 14:32

The car firm is under fire for an extraordinarily insensitive advert.

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Markets and the perils of Twitter
By Oliver Williams - 25 April 13:27

“Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured”, tweeted the Associated Press on Tuesday.

UK tax laws repel top athletes
By Spears magazine - 25 April 10:56

But this might be about to change.

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Companies ease out of financial distress
By economia - 25 April 10:41

34 per cent decline in "critical" difficulties.

GDP grows by 0.3 per cent
By Alex Hern - 25 April 9:31

The ONS figures show stagnation is still the name of the game.

Politico's story.
Boy, that Jill Abramson sounds like a real piece of work, huh?
By Helen Lewis - 24 April 15:52

Shock news: female boss of the New York Times is bossy.

The ancient Greeks used quantitative easing
By economia - 24 April 14:31

What can they teach us?

Pussy Drinks Ltd pretends not to know why people complained about its adverts
By New Statesman - 24 April 13:45

"They said the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) stated that a pussy was 'a cat, particularly a kitten' and that was the correct meaning of the word. . . They said the inspiration for the product and white can design was a gorgeous white pussycat owned by a