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10 things we learned this week

Beyonce hearts Topshop, Will King's facial hair, pharma's big spenders.

by Jack Torrance
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

1. Beyonce has fallen crazy in love with Sir Philip Green.

2. Will King has no plans to grow a beard after stepping down as boss of King of Shaves.

3. Britain's biggest R&D spenders are drugs giants GSK and AstraZeneca.

4. Half of professional athletes go bankrupt after retirement, according to former football star Louis Saha, who has launched a social network for sports pros.

5. The Government still owes £2bn worth of the debt used to finance the first world war.

6. BSkyB is trying to get down with the kids by investing in digital video startups, including a £4.3m stake in Whistle Sports.

7. Tesco's new boss Dave Lewis is feeling the heat after investigations into the supermarket's profit overstatement became a criminal matter.

8. If you work for the Royal Bank of Canada, loose lips could cost your employer $2.5m.

9. London is drawing in commuters from across the country like moths to a flame.

10. Lloyds is closing 150 branches and ditching 9,000 staff as banking becomes increasingly automated.

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