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Round 2: Co-operative Group has made its biggest-ever loss

After last week's disastrous results from the Co-op Bank, its parent company has announced losses of £2.5bn.

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Nine epic photos of SpaceX rockets

While we all indulge our childhood dreams with these beautiful photos of rockets taking off, Elon Musk's SpaceX is trying to make space travel affordable.

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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

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AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

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MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

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Editor's picks

These are the 20 best-paying companies in the US

These are the 20 best-paying companies in the US

16 April 2014

If you want dollar work for a tech company. Google is number one and Goldman Sachs is the only bank.

 
 
The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

16 April 2014

People need to be more concerned about slowing investment and a potential property bubble, but retail spending and rural incomes are filling some of the gap.

 
 
 

Latest news

Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

Let's be honest: Google has still increased revenues 19%

17 April 2014

Revenues may not be what shareholders had hoped, but a company that posts multi-billion dollar quarterly profits isn't exactly in turmoil.

 
 
The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

The strong pound is causing trouble for Burberry

16 April 2014

Asia has been an incredibly successful market for the heritage brand, but now success at home is causing trouble abroad.

 
 
Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

16 April 2014

Unemployment has fallen below the Bank of England's original 7% for the first time since 2009.

 
 
Wage rises vs inflation: It's official - we're getting richer

Wage rises vs inflation: It's official - we're getting richer

16 April 2014

The Office for National Statistics published figures this morning showing wages are rising faster than inflation for the first time in six years. It's exciting stuff.

 
 
Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

16 April 2014

Shares in Tesco are actually up by just under 3.7%, after it reported sales had dropped by 6%. But it still hasn't worked out a strategy to compete with discounters.

 
 
Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

16 April 2014

The coffee chain says it wants to be closer to its caffeinated British customers. Margaret Hodge is still not impressed.

 
 
Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

15 April 2014

The two providers have joined forces to take on BT and launch an 'ultra-fast' network in York.

 
 
Google's latest acquisition makes it seem a bit Bond villain

Google's latest acquisition makes it seem a bit Bond villain

15 April 2014

Tech companies' acquisitions have been getting increasingly weird. Google's latest, Titan Aerospace, takes the biscuit.

 
 

Features

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 

Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

10 April 2014

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

 

OPINION: Nepotism - old hat or the way of the world?

09 April 2014

Segolene Royal's appointment to the French cabinet suggests nepotism is still alive and well. But it's becoming increasingly unacceptable, says Gloria Moss.

 

Purity Brewing Company is changing the way we consume beer (video)

08 April 2014

One of the UK's first craft ale breweries, Purity helped start the movement that transformed beer from drink of choice on a lads' night out to a lifestyle. MT visited the brewery to find out how it does it.

 

In 10 years, adapting to climate change will be even more important

04 April 2014

The IPCC's report on climate change was pretty apocalyptic, but the businesses that adapt now stand to make huge gains

 

20 QUESTIONS: Nick Appell, Casna

04 April 2014

Former City boy Nick Appell took over his parents' small cleaning company Casna and turned it into a £14m-turnover business. Here's how he cleaned up.

 
 

The MT Interview

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

By Chris Blackhurst Thursday, 27 March 2014

The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

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