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By Emma Haslett Thursday, 24 July 2014
More retail sales today, this time from the Office for National Statistics. The bad news is that, unfortunately, sunshine doesn't always make people spend.
The bank has hit back at an attempt by the New York Attorney General to sue it over alleged misconduct around its anonymous trading platform.
The budget airline's disappointing profit forecast is proof of growing pains, as it struggles to deal with geopolitics and increasing competition.
Regulator Ofgem proudly announced that it had extracted another 3.3m pounds from energy companies for the power cuts endured by customers in the winter. But surely this is self serving.
The company is almost completely made up of white men. Awkward.
Do you sit in front of a computer all day? Here are 10 exercises you can attempt without leaving your desk.
As Mark Carney lays the groundwork to finally raise interest rates, a think tank has warned 1.1 million households could struggle to repay their mortgages.
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Yesterday the European Aviation Safety Agency followed its US counterpart by issuing a strong warning against flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International. But some airlines - including BA - are still operating flights to the airport.
After a lacklustre June, consumers are buying barbecues and bikinis (sounds dangerous), according to a CBI survey.
The company very slightly missed sales expectations, but R&D costs spiked. Meanwhile, sales of iPads are slowing.
LAUNCHPAD: The crowdfunding site raised £1.2m in 16 minutes, after Balderton Capital invested £3.8m just last week.
There's been much back-and-forthing between Treasury Select Committee chair Andrew Tyrie and RBS about whether its distressed small business loans division makes too much profit. Now Tyrie has accused it of being 'willfully obtuse'.
Quarterly profits fell 7%, but investors were cheered up by Microsoft's cost-cutting plans.
The minutes of this month's Monetary Policy Committee meeting suggest it's less frightened of the impact of a rate rise - although analysts are still pretty set on early 2015 as the first time rates will go up.
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The World Cup winners are still punishing the fast food giant for ditching the €1 cheesburger.
The company behind those ubiquitous floral patterns is selling a stake to fund new stores in China.
He may be in line for a £10m payout, but it hasn't been an illustrious three years for soon-to-depart Tesco boss Philip Clarke.
France can't really afford not to deliver the warships, but after MH17 was brought down it's now everyone's least favourite country bar Russia.
The Scottish government looks surly ahead of George Osborne's announcement, but both are playing politics before the referendum.
MT wasn't always the steadfast supporter of women in business that it is today.
Since Bill Gross pioneered the concept in 1996, business incubators have been hotbeds for innovation, explains James Caan's right-hand man.
20 QUESTIONS: The entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er talks about employing poets and fire fighters and why she only has one app on her phone.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Since the Morrisons deal, Ocado's two remaining founders, Jason Gissing & Tim Steiner, have left behind the ill-fated IPO in 2010.
Looking to make your next step up the career ladder? Here are some tips.
What makes a great innovator? Sometimes it's the oldest companies which know best.
Where does the word 'budget' come from?
For those who want an alternative to the inevitable 5 Series, this high-performance hybrid could be it.
Victoria Beckham, Phil Scolari and George Osborne would all make fine firebreathers.
Think your workers' health and happiness is their business? If you want to get ahead, think again.
MT EXPERT: Big businesses attract mediocre candidates when they write mediocre ads, says Neil Taylor of The Writer.
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You've got a brilliant new product waiting to be unveiled. But a successful launch could make all the difference between the product being a hit or an also-ran.
More and more big firms are investing in corporate social responsibility rather than just paying lip service to it. Is a real cultural change now underway?
Cops need to get online and tackle cyber-crime.
Forty years after it came to Britain, the McDonalds UK boss talks nutrition, McJobs and de-Americanising the brand.
The MT Diary: Howard Davies on the pitfalls in plane speaking, and being bowled out by the passport fiasco.
The managing director of Metcalfe's Food Company likes a quiet weekend after a busy week in the office.
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Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'
By Andrew Davidson Friday, 11 July 2014
The MT Interview: Chairing the Arts Council may seem an unlikely role for the producer of Big Brother, but he's thrown himself into the job with enthusiasm. In fact, has he gone native?
Customers are abandoning Barclays' anonymous trading platform in their droves, according to figures by the Financial Regulatory Authority.
The world's oldest working currency, the pound, is on a roll just in time for this year's holiday season.
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