Other people's business


The Fed is going to have scant and unreliable data to hand
By Nick Beecroft - 14 October 16:01

Consequences of the shutdown.

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#AllWhiteFrontPages: Challenging the lack of ethnic minority representation in the media
By Samantha Asumadu - 14 October 11:46

Samantha Asumadu, founder of Media Diversity UK, explains the background to its campaigns.

Foxconn won’t change until the West stops sending mixed messages
By Billy Bambrough - 11 October 15:57

Foxconn has admitted that it has been forcing student interns to work overtime.

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What the Nairobi terror attacks mean for business
By Elizabeth Stephens - 11 October 15:36

Biggest hit will be in the tourist sector.

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Your most valuable commodity?
By Spears magazine - 11 October 13:37

Personal information.

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Five questions answered on Royal Mail’s share price rise
By Heidi Vella - 11 October 12:47

They rose more then 38 per cent.

Charities need to stick up for themselves
By Spears magazine - 10 October 15:53

The voluntary sector is getting bullied. It needs to start fighting back.

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Regulation doesn't need to be a millstone
By Mark Walley - 10 October 15:40

We need a properly managed recovery.

What the duffin tells us about the power of the PR machine
By Rachel McCormack - 10 October 13:37

There are precious few options left to tiny fish left in a sea of trademarking sharks.

Osborne reveals the true aim of Help to Buy: to inflate house prices
By George Eaton - 10 October 13:31

"Hopefully we will get a little housing boom and everyone will be happy as property values go up," the Chancellor reportedly told the cabinet.

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With or without Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze, the lights could soon start going out
By Felix Martin - 10 October 13:13

The recent summary of the United Nations report on climate change, published on 27 September, only re-emphasised the urgency of the world taking action on emissions.

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Five questions answered on new government rail fare price curbs
By Heidi Vella - 09 October 13:01

Will now be capped at 6.1 per cent.

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Fracking is propping up the US economy
By Nigel Knowles - 09 October 11:08

No wonder the UK wants a piece.

Which films make the most money?
By Andrew Amoils - 09 October 10:09

September's figures are out.

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The retail sector falls back to earth with a bump
By Neil Saunders - 08 October 18:05

September’s sales numbers aren't cause for alarm though.

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The Silk Road was a valuable counterbalance to government intrusion
By Spears magazine - 08 October 10:55

Silk Road 2.0 is already set to launch.

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G4S messes up again - this time with a privately run prison
By Douglas Blakey - 08 October 10:50

Should we have seen this coming?

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Why are the markets so calm about the US shutdown and debt ceiling debates?
By Nick Beecroft - 08 October 10:45

The "Fear Index" is languishing at 17.

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More billionaires in Africa than we thought? Big Deal
By Oliver Williams - 08 October 10:41

The real question should be "why aren't there more?"

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The wrong people are feeling shame for Britain's poverty
By Frances Ryan - 08 October 10:35

More than half a million people rely on food banks to eat; almost triple that of the year before. Shame is the logical response - but something has been lost in translation.

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Twitter floats. But there's a problem
By Rupert Staines - 08 October 10:34

It won't make money as easily as Facebook.

What the internet does, and doesn't, know about you
By Paul Rosenzweig - 07 October 16:39

For years, a large data aggregator has quietly, behind the scenes, been gathering your information—as one writer put it “mapping the consumer genome.” Some saw this as rather ominous; others as just curious. But it was, for all of us, mysterious. Until no

Boris's call for tax relief on season tickets is a gimmick to hide his failures
By Andrew Adonis - 07 October 13:10

The majority of lower-income Londoners don't have season tickets and will continue to suffer from above-inflation fare rises.

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The politics of pricing
By economia - 07 October 12:13

The fear of "difficult conversations with clients".

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The civil service is recruiting a load of tech-savvy grads
By Charlotte Jee - 07 October 11:21

"Technology and business" in the fast stream.

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Five questions answered on Twitter’s bid to raise $1bn from the stock market
By Heidi Vella - 04 October 12:52

Twitter has revealed plans to try and raise $1bn (£619m) in its stock market debut. We answer five questions on Twitter’s stock market flotation plans.

The problem with touts: how ticket resellers got a foothold in football
By Martin Cloake - 03 October 15:30

Football clubs such as Spurs are replacing their ticket exchange schemes with commercial resellers. Are their fans getting a good deal?

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Good broadband is even more important than you think
By Sanjiv Gossain - 03 October 12:42

Moving too slowly right now.

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Disabled and on the Work Programme: "Cold calling companies for 8 to 16 hours a week"
By Frances Ryan - 03 October 11:52

"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."