New Statesman
A government shutdown is not the real threat
By Nick Beecroft - 30 September 15:04

The debt ceiling debate is far more important.

The Tories' Help to Work will do nothing to solve the jobs crisis
By Liam Byrne - 30 September 10:56

Unlike Labour's Jobs Guarantee, Osborne's plan will mean people are still allowed to languish on the dole for years without ever having a proper job.

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BP could face penalty of $18bn in second phase of oil spill trial
By New Statesman - 30 September 10:12

In the latest trial, the US court will estimate the quantity of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.

Osborne may gloat about recovery, but his “hard slog” will leave Britain worse off
By Robert Skidelsky - 30 September 8:42

The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.

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Siemens to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide
By New Statesman - 30 September 7:43

A third of the lay-offs will be in home market.

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Morning Wrap: today's top business stories
By New Statesman - 30 September 7:20

News stories from around the web.

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Royal Mail sell-off: Thatcherism lives on
By Billy Bambrough - 27 September 13:30

Before postal workers even have a chance to strike over the plan.

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The race to the bottom: why agencies keep making offensive adverts
By Josh Lowe - 27 September 12:08

Remember the Hyundai suicide advert? Or the campaign that suggested Flora margarine could strengthen your heart against the shock of having a gay child? Josh Lowe investigates why these deeply offensive campaigns ever see the light of day.

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How do you insure the intangible?
By Rebecca Larkin - 27 September 10:38

Cyber-liability: new and fast growing.

It's unaccountable corporations, not socialism and the state, that the public loathe
By James Bloodworth - 27 September 10:24

In whipping itself into a frenzy over Miliband’s plan to freeze energy prices, the right has turned a blind eye to mounting revulsion over private firms.

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"Working motherhood" is political and divisive in a way that "working fatherhood" is not. Why?
By Glosswitch - 27 September 10:21

When you are a mother, earning money or not earning money is interpreted as a broader statement about the role of women in general and mothers in particular.

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US DoJ fines nine Japanese firms $740m over price-fixing conspiracies
By New Statesman - 27 September 9:27

The criminal investigation is the largest carried out by the department’s antitrust division so far.

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eBay agrees to buy Braintree for $800m
By New Statesman - 27 September 9:24

The deal will provide eBay access to Braintree’s mobile application Venmo.

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Morning Wrap: today's top business stories
By New Statesman - 27 September 9:20

News stories from around the web.

Blood diamonds and do-gooders
By Dustin Benton - 26 September 15:55

Tim Worstall on conflict minerals – good economics, bad politics.

New Statesman
Where do the other half live?
By Spears magazine - 26 September 14:23

By 2015, it'll be the Asia Pacific.

Gabrielle Ortiz.
E-cigarettes should be marketed as a tobacco deterrent, not the skinny jeans of the inhalation industry
By Vickie Morrish - 26 September 12:00

Lorillard's "Blu" e-cigarettes are being sold as the latest vogue nicotine product, when really they should be presented as an attractive way of cutting down.

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Denying climate change is worse than spreading the usual kind of conspiracy theory: it costs lives
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 September 11:00

Worse than the dottiest 9/11 conspiracy theorists, climate-change deniers — from our Tory Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, to the US senator James Inhofe — are dawdling as the world’s poorest die.

New Statesman
What Downton Abbey can teach us about dying without a will
By Spears magazine - 26 September 10:08

Where there's a will, there's a way.

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Barclays to withdraw wealth management services in 130 countries
By New Statesman - 26 September 9:34

The banking giant’s move will include job cuts.

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CFTC, FCA fine ICAP £55m over Libor rigging scandal
By New Statesman - 26 September 9:31

The first broking firm to be fined for failings related to the critical benchmark interest rate.

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Morning Wrap: today's top business stories
By New Statesman - 26 September 9:28

News stories from around the web.

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Are there too many people?
By Felix Martin - 26 September 8:47

Whatever the answer, we need a population policy.

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Grand Theft Auto V: a giant, targeted missile of satire
By Tom Watson - 25 September 14:36

This game has such market power that it can defy all media attacks and laugh at itself, knowing that millions of us get the joke, says Tom Watson.

New Statesman
The gold rush for commodities isn't over yet
By Spears magazine - 25 September 11:24

...despite claims the super-cycle is dead.

A priest offering a sacrifice.
Ed Miliband's critics think his energy pledge will make the lights go out. They are wrong
By Alex Andreou - 25 September 10:52

The energy companies are squealing over the Labour leader's proposed freeze on energy prices, warning of blackouts. They ignore the fact that the lights are already going out - for the 4.5 million people living in fuel poverty.