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Builders are spending 9 nights away from home every month

Builders are spending 9 nights away from home every month

Britain's brickies also travel further than other tradespeople, clocking up more than 1,100 miles every month.

 
Gherkin in a pickle: London's favourite skyscraper has gone into receivership

Gherkin in a pickle: London's favourite skyscraper has gone into receivership

24 April 2014

The building's lenders have brought in the receivers after its loans got too expensive.

 
 
Virgin Atlantic's turnaround plan is taking off as losses halve

Virgin Atlantic's turnaround plan is taking off as losses halve

24 April 2014

The airline founded by billionaire Richard Branson says it's on track to return to profit by the end of the year. Good news for new chief executive Craig Kreeger.

 
 
Even Labour wants to give up on the Co-op Bank

Even Labour wants to give up on the Co-op Bank

24 April 2014

It turns out the Labour Party is considering moving its banking facilities to the little-known Unity Bank.

 
 
Warren Buffett: voting against Coca-Cola's pay plan would be 'un-American'

Warren Buffett: voting against Coca-Cola's pay plan would be 'un-American'

24 April 2014

The Sage of Omaha abstained from voting down stock options for executives even though he disagreed with it.

 
 
Apple results: more iPhones, fewer iPads and a $30bn share buyback

Apple results: more iPhones, fewer iPads and a $30bn share buyback

24 April 2014

Record revenues and a bumper pot of cash returned to shareholders will buy more time for the tech giant to work on new products.

 
 
Antony Jenkins faces the music at the Barclays AGM

Antony Jenkins faces the music at the Barclays AGM

24 April 2014

LIVE: Barclays shareholders will today vote on chief executive Antony Jenkins' decision to hike bonuses by 10%. Expect fireworks.

 
 
Half the internet now uses Facebook - no wonder its profits have tripled

Half the internet now uses Facebook - no wonder its profits have tripled

24 April 2014

The tech giant's first quarter results show an 82% rise in advertising revenues. But analysts are still worried about its value.

 
 
The Loch Ness Monster brand is 'as big as Coca Cola'

The Loch Ness Monster brand is 'as big as Coca Cola'

23 April 2014

It may be a 'marketing man's dream' that has lured Charlie Sheen to the Highlands, but local businesses can't just survive off Nessie.

 
 
Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

23 April 2014

A new social class is emerging of highly paid, well-educated professionals who shun time-off to stay in the office.

 
 
Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

23 April 2014

The company behind the chain of patisseries wants to raise £33m on London's AIM market. Here's hoping it doesn't get creamed...

 
 
Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

23 April 2014

If Vince Cable were on mastermind, this would be his specialist subject. This morning, he warned FTSE 100 chairmen they face government action on bonuses if they don't cut them.

 
 
UK government borrowing drops to £107.7bn but it isn't as good as it looks

UK government borrowing drops to £107.7bn but it isn't as good as it looks

23 April 2014

The deficit may be down, but total net public sector debt is more than three-quarters of GDP and still rising.

 
 
The 'Internet of Things' could be a shot in the ARM as smartphone royalties fall

The 'Internet of Things' could be a shot in the ARM as smartphone royalties fall

23 April 2014

The Cambridge-based chipmaker is selling more licenses for connected home gadgets and wearable technology, but royalties from smartphone chips are down.

 
 
Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

23 April 2014

The fashion retailer's first US store is in a former department store once famed for its bargain basement. Appropriate much?

 
 
Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

22 April 2014

The tech giant has thumbed its nose at its Korean rival by taking out an ad highlighting its environmental credentials. Very mature.

 
 
Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

22 April 2014

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe couldn't stop the one-time upstart spoiling their scheme, proving collusion is inherently unstable.

 
 
Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

22 April 2014

After a dismal run of defeats on the pitch, Man Utd manager David Moyes has been sacked by the club this morning.

 
 
National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

22 April 2014

IPO WATCH: The 'no win, no fees' claims company is planning a £100m IPO.

 
 
AstraZeneca-Pfizer, Novartis-GSK: Big Pharma is making deals again

AstraZeneca-Pfizer, Novartis-GSK: Big Pharma is making deals again

22 April 2014

It's been years since pharmaceutical companies had a proper spending spree. But with two big deals hinted at in as many days, it looks like Big Pharma is about to start a Big Love-in.

 
 
Nokia as we know it is about to disappear forever

Nokia as we know it is about to disappear forever

22 April 2014

A leaked memo shows Microsoft wants to rebrand its recent acquisition as 'Microsoft Mobile'. That will go down like a platform on fire...

 
 

Entrepreneurs

20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

18 April 2014

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

 

What is thought leadership?

28 March 2014

Think of Don Draper, star of the Mad Men TV series about Madison Avenue in the 1960s, whose creative genius wins new accounts and turns around marketing disasters.

 

How I Beat The Odds: Adrian Everett, E-Lites

28 March 2014

The founder of electronic cigarette brand E-Lites was an RAF pilot before setting up his own business.

 

20 QUESTIONS: Anna Bance, Girl Meets Dress

27 March 2014

The ex-Hermes PR says working as a stylist's assistant during her university days helped inspire her designer dress rental business.

 

Sport lessons for business

27 March 2014

Sporting analogies are beloved of speakers and consultants alike. But are they helpful?

 

How to manage mavericks

27 March 2014

A bloke in your office comes up with brilliant ideas. He's also a pain in the butt. How do you manage such people? Here's a crash course.

 

Words-Worth: Lean

27 March 2014

You can't be too rich or too lean: a good motto for modern business. What does it mean?

 

The sweet story of Candy Crush: How King.com made its millions

26 March 2014

The maker of the smartphone hit Candy Crush could be the most valuable London-based tech IPO ever.

 

Moolah's founder accidentally donated 20m Dogecoins to Doge4Nascar

25 March 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Very Dogecoin. Such Nascar. Wow.

 

Style Lend dresses up the sharing economy

21 March 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Former model Lona Duncan wants to monetise the dresses you're bored with wearing and save you buying ones you don't need. It's not cheap though.

 
 

Advice

MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

18 April 2014

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

 

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

11 April 2014

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.

 

MT EXPERT: How to target Super Shoppers

03 April 2014

Super Shoppers make up 18% of consumers but account for 70% of retail spend. eBay's Tanya Lawler explains how brands can target this group (credit card companies, stay back).

 

Say cheers: beer, brews, pampering and fine food delivered

03 April 2014

It's been a tough old recession for workers, many of whom put in longer hours as the downturn wore on. Considering saying thanks? MT has the perfect solutions...

 

MT EXPERT: How crowdsourcing can help you decide which IPOs to invest in

27 March 2014

The wisdom of crowds isn't just for funding new businesses, says Brenda Kelly. It can be used to decide on which newly-listed companies to invest in, too.

 

I'm a casualty of plagiarism

25 March 2014

A designer who pitched to a local retailer discovers his work being used - even though the client turned him down.

 

I quit the City to start a business but I'm worn out

25 March 2014

An entrepreneur who gave up her job to start a cake making business is exhausted. Should he go back to the City or stick it out?

 

My colleague keeps pulling sickies

25 March 2014

A worker is tired of her colleague taking time off. How can she stop it?

 

MT EXPERT: What really happens when your team is under pressure

21 March 2014

Contrary to popular belief, people don't perform best when their backs are against the wall. It's up to their leaders to make them work well, says Virginia Eastman.

 

MT EXPERT: How to recruit using LinkedIn

14 March 2014

LinkedIn hit 15 million members in the UK this week. MT asked Richard George, its spokesperson, for his top tips for using it to recruit.

 
 

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