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General Election 2015: If party leaders were CEOs

General Election 2015: If party leaders were CEOs

By Rachel Savage Friday, 01 May 2015

Two Daves and their cuts, Farage's potty-mouthed doppelganger O'Leary and Sturgeon's very own Stelios.

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Mike Coupe's Egyptian conviction, WPP's surging share price, Ryanair's $5m hack.

 
 
Is commercial space flight viable?

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01 May 2015

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches its New Shepard rocket 94km above the Earth, but the winner of the new space race will be the one who masters landing.

 
 
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The media conglomerate's outgoing chairman lavishes praise on the £43m-a-year founder.

 
 
Morrisons taps into everyone's hatred of self-checkouts

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The ailing supermarket is opening new manned express tills.

 
 
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Sometimes you don't really have to excel, you just have to beat the other guy.

 
 
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The oil major's earnings plunged 56% - not as bad as markets were expecting.

 
 
Tfl boss Peter Hendy apologises for calling Southeastern trains 'shit'

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29 April 2015

The transport chief has backpedalled on comments made in an MT interview.

 
 
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Sainsbury's Mike Coupe and the risks of doing business abroad (or not)

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29 April 2015

An Egyptian court convicted the Sainsbury's boss in absentia over an alleged embezzlement it says he committed in the country. Unsurprisingly, he's appealing.

 
 
Ryanair falls victim to Chinese bank hack

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The Irish budget airline is the latest victim of cyber crime.

 
 
Cameron's pledge to freeze taxes doesn't make business sense

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29 April 2015

The Tories' last-ditch plan doesn't allow for any changes in the economy.

 
 
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Home Retail Group's other brand, Homebase, isn't doing so well though.

 
 
Sacked Morrisons boss Dalton Philips will get a £1m bonus

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The former chief executive will also get a further £1.1m in severance pay.

 
 
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The oil giant's shares rose this morning: yet another reason it probably won't be bought.

 
 
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28 April 2015

The investment firm agreed to take on two of hedge fund's proposed directors.

 
 
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Serial chief exec Andy Harrison will be a hard act to follow.

 
 
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The megastar rapper may be swimming against the current of history.

 
 
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Gear & Gizmos: Improve your tennis and scrub your skin

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Côte D'Ivoire's Green Revolution

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The MT Interview

TfL boss Peter Hendy: London commuter trains are 'shit'

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THE MT INTERVIEW: Running one of the busiest public transport systems in the world is no place for a shrinking violet. Just as well then that Transport for London's commissioner knows his job, and isn't one.


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