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By Jack Torrance Friday, 06 March 2015
Heinz beans, Greggs coffee and Walkers crisps.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, spoke to MT about his plans for Manor Marussia.
It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?
The telecoms giant is introducing a new minimum for paid maternity leave, which it hopes will help it to keep talented mothers.
The man who made Gary Lineker the face of Walkers will take the helm in May.
Chillax guys. All 31 major American banks have passed the Fed's stress tests, but Goldman Sachs only just scraped by.
George Osborne says he wants to 'get rid' as soon as possible after the election.
A Chinese conglomerate pays £92m for a stake in the British travel company, but its ambitions lie to the East.
The London-based luxury fashion site raises $86m, making it one of Europe's most valuable startups.
A last-minute, $21bn offer secures the pharma firm for Shire's one-time suitor, leaving Johnson & Johnson all alone.
Good news for holidaymakers heading to the continent this summer - the Euro hit an 11 yr low as Mario Draghi revealed details of the ECBs quantitative easing plans.
The central bank confirmed its liquidity auctions were being looked into over fixing allegations.
Chancellor George Osborne is to sell the UK's share in the transnational rail operator, but is he right to be pleased with himself?
A report by Transparency International found thousands of homes have been bought with offshore cash.
Outgoing boss Peter Sands laments a perfect 'storm' of low commodity prices, QE and fines, but shares still go up.
How an in-flight movie helped me realise that we need to ask ourselves better questions about what we want from life, and to ask them more often.
The baker delivered a 41.1% boost in pre-tax profits last year after shifting its focus to 'food-on-the-go.' .
The Forbes billionaires list contains a record 290 new entries this year.
The UK rises to 14th in PwC's Women in Work index, while women now sit on the boards of 57% of large companies. Hurray, but there's clearly a long way to go.
The bank's otherwise healthy bottom line is scourged by seven plagues of exceptional items, including a £750m hike in Forex payouts.
And yet the controversial bookmaker reported record profits of €167m.
Nationwide says there was a 0.1% drop in house prices last month, but it's unlikely to be the start of a trend.
The airline's success contrasts with a poor year for Cadbury, M&S and Heinz.
She lost her father and husband within days of each other. Now she's a successful entrepreneur.
Stephanie Horbaczewski has built a network of vloggers that rakes in 1 billion views a month.
The Swiss currency has only been devalued once since 1850, but it's finding itself adrift in a world awash with debt.
EDITOR'S BLOG: Is there a right time for women to have kids, and what happened to coke, asks Matthew Gwyther.
Dodge traffic jams, a watch that does everything, a handy rucksack and farewell to screen-related back pain.
Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.
Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.
HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Destination games lost lost her business and her home, only to bounce back with She Who Dares perfumes.
Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.
The founder of the money-saving site is a fan of Paulo Coelho and a classic account of a brutal corporate takeover.
Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.
YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The first thing Dreams founder Mike Clare did after selling his business for £222m was pay off his mortgage.
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: If you want the best talent you have to buy it.
Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.
LIFE/STYLE: The CEO of Clear Channel likes Savile Row togs and occasionally sells used cars on the side.
The comms industry has had it, says the author. Not so, says Kitty Owen, so long as companies take advantage of new ways to reach out to people.
BUSINESS CLASSIC: 15 years and countless inferior imitations later, Stephen Covey's personal development book still stands up as a serious piece of work.
The Second Curve's author may be 83 but he is still challenging our ideas about work and society. We should listen to his gentle, incisive voice.
The MT Interview
By Andrew Saunders Friday, 30 January 2015
THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.
Rangers chairman David Somers resigns four days before shareholder vote to fire the board, leaving Ashley with few supporters.
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