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Office of Rail Regulation: nationalised rail firm is most efficient in the country
By Alex Hern - 18 April 14:41

East Coast gets a net subsidy of just 1 per cent, ORR reports.

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Is London's property market about to grind to a halt?
By Mr Ross Clark - 18 April 13:32

A slump in the pound could slow down the market.

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Apple's stock drops. Why?
By New Statesman - 18 April 10:15

Apple has not had a good morning.

“It is in no way tax avoidance" - quote of the day
By Raymond Doherty - 17 April 13:12

Npower has admitted to paying zero corporation tax between 2009 and 2011.

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So now that Glenstrata is a go, should we be concerned?
By Oliver Williams - 17 April 12:56

The good news is that when it comes to transparency, bigger is (normally) better.

Five questions answered on Tesco’s annual profit drop as it exits US
By Heidi Vella - 17 April 10:05

Fallen for the first time in 20 years.

Unemployment has risen by 70,000
By New Statesman - 17 April 9:45

Now at 2.56 million.

Tesco: just what went so wrong?
By Neil Saunders - 17 April 9:00

Fresh and not so easy.

IMF: Britain should consider "flexibility" in Plan A
By Alex Hern - 16 April 16:10

"Consideration should be given to greater near-term flexibility in the fiscal adjustment path."

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People have been reading way too much into gold prices
By New Statesman - 16 April 15:06

Backlash against the doom-mongers.

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The solution is compact cities
By Jeremy Bentham - 16 April 13:19

The problem is prosperity.

Blaming the right bankers is too tricky: let's just pick one
By New Statesman - 16 April 12:48

Andrew Bailey thinks it "more than odd" that CEOs have avoided blame.

Social care for the elderly will be the first to go in the council cuts
By Joe Manning - 16 April 12:26

What could replace it? "Adopt-a-granny" schemes, or a National Care Service, maybe.

One Direction vs a FTSE 100 company - which is more "grossly immoral"?
By Josh Lowe - 16 April 11:19

Surely Vince Cable wouldn't take a swipe at a fellow tousle-haired scamp like Harry Styles.

Kobo fights Amazon with the one thing it has that the giant doesn't: friends
By Alex Hern - 16 April 9:51

The Aura HD is a great bit of hardware, but that's not where the battle of ereaders is being fought.

From today, Google searches will start looking very different in America and Europe
By New Statesman - 15 April 17:56

Google and European Commission wrap up antitrust investigation.

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Sponsored advertorial - It pays to advertise, but not enough to revive Britain
By new-statesman - 15 April 16:08

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A picture taken on 11 June 1984 shows a tanker taking on oil in the North Sea.
Thatcher and North Sea oil – a failure to invest in Britain’s future
By Guy Lodge - 15 April 14:19

Had Thatcher been a truly visionary politician, she would have established a wealth fund for the oil windfall, not squandered it on tax cuts and current spending.

The plunging price of gold is an expression of hope by the markets
By Alex Hern - 15 April 11:12

Gold is the ultimate hedge against bad stuff. If people are selling it, maybe things aren't so bad.

Watch: Apple's endless field of solar panels
By New Statesman - 15 April 11:08

Generating enough power to provide electricity for 3,700 homes.

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Banking confidentiality is still important
By Mark Nayler - 15 April 10:39

Austria shows the way.

Note to British retailers: don't try to take on America
By Stephen Hill - 15 April 10:21

Did anyone really think Tesco could do it?

Thatcher's economic legacy
By Ann Pettifor and Douglas Coe - 15 April 9:15

Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy was prompted by the 1976 Labour government's capitulation to the IMF – but she took it much further.

"The tail’s wagging the dog": How outsourcing is eroding NHS services
By Alan White - 15 April 8:34

The battle over outsourcing for Suffolk’s community health services in Sudbury is a warning for the rest of the country - the future of the NHS is going to be fragmented.

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Five questions answered on the KPMG scandal
By Heidi Vella - 12 April 13:14

Scott London has been accused of insider trading.

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Is this a hoax? Unpaid internships have got to the stage where you can't tell
By Martha Gill - 12 April 12:44

Plus 100 UK companies are being investigated over interns.