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By Adam Gale Monday, 30 March 2015
As the Queen dissolves Parliament, the election campaigns can really get going. But how are Labour and the Tories wooing business?
YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The co-founder and co-CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group on the importance of memory, the value of boardroom quotas and why you shouldn't underestimate Woking.
Google's HR boss and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google explains why accessible information doesn't stop at maps and cat videos.
Whether any politicians will actually pay attention to the research is another question.
Boss 'Drastic' Dave Lewis to sell land set aside for new supermarkets, as Tesco goes on the defensive.
Emily Brooke's Laserlight now sells in 50 different countries.
Buffett's unhealthy tastes, Preston's unwholesome high street, office workers' sedentary habits.
Google is 'compensating' its new CFO Ruth Porat $70m over two years. And we thought Carolyn McCall was well paid...
The British Heart Foundation wants workers to, ahem, stand up to heart disease.
Cutting jobs, going ethical and slashing its bad debt pile are helping the battered bank recover, but there's clearly still a long way to go.
The boss of Britain's biggest housebuilder is going out on top.
A friendly chat between Sports Direct's chairman and a Commons select committee sheds some light on the inner workings of Mike Ashley's empire.
Preston is apparently the UK's 'unhealthiest' high street, but it all feels rather judgmental
The former Co-op boss has landed a deal with Idris Elba and taken back control of the brand's American operations.
But rising property prices mean Cameron and Clegg will soon be hit by any 'mansion tax'.
The telco has launched sim-only contract deals ahead of its planned buyout of EE.
The Lords have slammed the proposed £50bn rail link, saying the government has yet to make a convincing case for it - but the other options aren't much better.
After a string of disastrous profit warnings, the construction firm's annual results are in - and there's no succour for long suffering shareholders.
The deal is backed by Warren Buffett and the ketchup company's Brazilian private equity owner 3G. Heinz definitely means business.
Alastair Lukies, who launched the company back in 2003, has stepped down as co-CEO.
Lord Davies' latest report is out and 23 FTSE 250 companies still don't have any women on their boards.
Having a Chinese owner can't hurt.
David Potts has ditched five senior directors after his first week in the job.
These two polemicists of the left share the same self-satisfied worldview, although Hutton is acute about the digital revolution, says Chris Deerin
HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: Jorne Langelaan, co-founder of sustainable cargo firm Fairtransport, found that not everyone appreciated the romance of transporting goods by sailing ship.
As well as being an exciting, brilliantly researched exploration of English football, the superbly written The Game of our Lives is a vivid snapshot of 21st-century life.
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Setting sales targets is like playing poker with all your cards face up
Achieving Lord Davies' 25% target is just the start, says O2 HR director Ann Pickering.
Sometimes entrepreneurs need to compromise on their vision in order to build a successful business.
What are the implications of the new scheme for employers?
Mountaineering and indoor walls are catching on fast with urbanites bored with the gym.
Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.
The clever thing about stupidity is that it sells, says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
It's time for the PR industry to clean up its act.
EDITOR'S BLOG: Prices aren't going up at all in the UK at the moment. But zero has its good and bad sides, says Matthew Gwyther.
Few nations are more concerned about the Ukrainian crisis than booming Lithuania. And no wonder - a resurgent Russia could seriously threaten its hard-won recovery.
Dan Gandesha, CEO and founder of Property Partner, has had a busy month.
EDITOR'S BLOG: Little England miserablism isn't going to get us anywhere, says Matthew Gwyther.
Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.
Laurence Harris has built his family farm into a multi-million pound business.
From calorie and car counting gone mad to making us choose between our childhood heroes, these are some of the trickiest interview questions around.
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.
It's all smiles and handshakes in Berlin as Merkel and Tsipras meet, but that doesn't mean an end to their Euro-threatening standoff over Greek fiscal reforms.
Don't be afraid to take a leap into international markets - but do your research first.
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