Other people's business


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

If you're under 45, you'll see climate change's effects in person
By Alex Hern - 24 April 13:39

We're still caught up in a 1980s mindset.

Apple's problem? No new products
By New Statesman - 24 April 11:49

First profit fall in a decade.

Did Virgin Media just fine someone £10 for being dead?
By New Statesman - 24 April 11:13

The most heartless piece of admin you'll see all day.

In all the gushing over Netflix, there's room for caution
By Douglas Blakey - 23 April 16:05

The reaction is predicable. The share price is not.

New Statesman
HSBC faces potential strike after further job cuts
By Christian Jensen - 23 April 14:33

The latest round of layoffs could be the last straw

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Why central banks will just keep getting weaker
By economia - 23 April 13:51

Mario I. Blejer, former governor of the Central Bank of Argentina, on independence.

Why Labour is right to consider a salary insurance scheme
By Graeme Cooke - 23 April 11:57

A welfare system that provides greater support to people when they need it most offers an alternative to the divisive pose bring struck by the coalition.

Why can't private banks break China?
By Sophie McBain - 23 April 11:34

European banks trying to break into China are biting off more than they can chew.

Why News Corp is like Russia
By Dominic Ponsford - 23 April 11:10

Murdoch can take the losses.

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Don't hate the player... Google just plays it well
By Billy Bambrough - 22 April 13:46

You can't blame companies for paying the smallest amount of tax they can.

The problems with Labour's benefit loan plan
By Jon Stone - 22 April 10:55

A salary insurance scheme would disincentive work, penalise low earners and likely prove unpopular.

New Statesman
Google's approach to tax beats Starbucks' hands down
By New Statesman - 22 April 10:17

Just how do you calibrate morality?

New Statesman
The FRC has blundered into Britain’s boardrooms
By Richard Cree - 22 April 8:16

...and set out a series of potentially very difficult tests for the directors.

Britain's 200 wealthiest people "are together worth £318.2bn"
By Helen Lewis - 21 April 9:35

Sunday Times Rich List says worth of country's super-elite has increased eightfold since 1989.

Wanted: a Secretary of State for Infrastructure
By Alexander Jan - 19 April 15:13

After some neglect, the UK is ramping up investment in its economic infrastructure. A Minister for Infrastructure should now lead the charge, writes Alexander Jan.

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Where's all that bank contagion gone?
By Nick Beecroft - 19 April 14:51

How far we have travelled.

Five questions answered on GSK market abuse allegations
By Heidi Vella - 19 April 13:47

Company said it acted within the law.

Online publishing feeds bewildered consumers a mass of mediocre content
By Fred Crawley - 19 April 10:50

...but there are flecks of gold there too.