Other people's business


French newspaper to France's richest man: "Get lost, you rich bastard"
By Daniel Trilling - 10 September 12:38

Libération has little sympathy for billionaire Bernard Arnault's complaints about the proposed 75 per cent tax rate.

Nonstarters: this week's worst kickstarter video
By Fred Crawley - 06 September 13:35

"Mongolian beef".

Downton Abbey
Watch: the new Downton Abbey trailer
By New Statesman - 06 September 9:49

Tears, bridal veils, dowagers.

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BP to pay for "gross negligence"
By Margarida Madaleno - 05 September 15:45

The US is holding BP accountable.

Six panels from Kohn's comic.
Attorney files brief defending Apple as a five-page comic
By Alex Hern - 05 September 10:43

Watchmen it ain't, but the brief condenses complex arguments admirably.

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Holy lands welcome vegetarian McDonald's
By Margarida Madaleno - 05 September 9:50

Pilgrims can now eat their McSpicy Paneers.

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Study shows that the health benefits of organic produce are negligible
By Margarida Madaleno - 04 September 13:32

A tomato by any other name would taste exactly the same.

Houses of the super-rich: ripe for squatting?
By Josh Spero - 03 September 12:10

Sneaking in through an open Belgravia garden flat window.

Avoiding tax: fair enough?
By Nick Martindale - 03 September 10:01

Accountants give their views on "rule interpretation".

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Jackson Hole Symposium: Ben Bernake cements Fed's dedication to boosting employment
By Margarida Madaleno - 31 August 18:10

Then scuttles off for barbecue and line-dancing

Why you need a mentor
By Mark Freebairn - 31 August 15:58

If you make decisions in isolation there is every chance you will make the wrong call.

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Sexist Lego a success
By Margarida Madaleno - 31 August 15:09

In spite of the uproar, the Lego Friends range is selling well

How Not To Spend It: the $290 paper bag
By Martha Gill - 31 August 9:30

First post of the series.

Instagram's homepage.
Business quote of the day
By Alex Hern - 30 August 12:44

Silicon valley business models edition.

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The “Great Opportunity Party”
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 17:39

Yesterday's GOP.

Elle's "interns" edition highlights some problems
By Dominic Ponsford - 29 August 14:14

To intern or not to intern?

Asda starts Christmas four months early
By Alex Hern - 29 August 7:39

The supermarket chain has put "Santa's grottos" in three English stores.

Packing up the bike..
By Julian Sayarer - 23 August 14:56

..and reaching the end of Europe.

Nadir gets 10 years
By economia - 23 August 11:51

The former polly Peck Tycoon sentenced for theft.

Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine.
Environmental and social issues can be just as vital to company success
By Lisa Nandy - 22 August 12:19

The nosedive in Lonmin’s share value over the last week is proof that the environmental, social and human rights activities of companies are linked to their financial value.

Everything Everywhere bringing 4G to UK in September
By Alex Hern - 21 August 15:40

Will the mobile phone conglomerate gain a valuable Apple boost?

Local TV won't catch on
By Dominic Ponsford - 20 August 16:10

Local enthusiasm about new TV franchises is not shared.

Cycling through Turkey...
By Julian Sayarer - 20 August 8:40

...an ambivalent country.

Nationals drop by double digit per cent in circulation this year
By Dominic Ponsford - 17 August 17:01

National papers lost out year on year in July.

Will the City take any lessons from the Games?
By David Wootton - 17 August 16:31

The world of finance isn't exactly filled with role models.

Facebook shares plunge to all time low
By New Statesman - 17 August 11:30

End of lock-up period prompts selling spree.