Beyoncé found that exclusive can be elusive, as fans reposted her single ‘Die With You’ on other non-subscription services

Streaming: how Apple Music, Tidal and Spotify are trying to make music pay

The subscription model is taking over from downloads, but there is still the problem of getting music fans to pay

Katherine Garrett-Cox opposes appointments at Elliott Advisors mooted by a hedge fund

Alliance Trust shareholders angry at board compromise with Elliott Advisors

One shareholder likened board's decision to appoint two Elliott approved candidates to "letting the foxes look after the henhouse"

Women and the young are finding it more difficult than men to match with jobs that offer them the hours they desire

Britain's hidden army of under-employed

More hours mean lower benefit bills, higher tax takes and rising wages. David Blanchflower explains how falling jobless figures conceal a problem at the heart of the economy

Plans put forward by Ed Miliband have been met with derision by leading property figures (Getty)

General Election 2015: Are homes where the heart of the election is?

Pledges to build millions of new dwellings, fiddling with stamp duty for first-time buyers – politicians are promising whatever they think the electorate wants to hear. Russell Lynch takes an unbiased look at the main parties’ election manifestos

The Week Ahead: All on eyes on Centrica as British Gas owner unveils its interim results

All on eyes will be on Centrica today as the British Gas owner unveils its interim results. British Gas this month called on the services of new managing director Mark Hodges to take over at the energy provider. He joins in June and will hope to take the tiller with wind in the company’s sails. Meanwhile, the gaming software firm Playtech, set up by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, will update on its first-quarter trading.

Peyton-Jones in the Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler

Inside the Serpentine world of arts fundraising

Julia Peyton-Jones has proven adept at attracting big-name benefactors, patrons and creative partners to her London galleries. Margareta Pagano discovered the secrets of her success

Protests against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

Price of a scandal: Brazil's oil giant Petrobras in £11bn write-down

After a clear-out of executives and with dozens of politicians being investigated, the company's new chief has announced a clean start

Orange is the new black: Etsy is floated on the New York Stock Exchange amid much fanfare on 16 April. The site has 1.4 million sellers

How Etsy became a crafty little earner: The online market has been floated for £1.2bn, but can craft and capitalism coexist?

In 2005 Etsy was a fledgling online craft market with lofty ideals for empowering the little guy. Last week it was valued at £2 billion. So what do its sellers make of the mix of handmade and hard-nosed? Lena Corner talks shop with the traders
Barclays is set to face its shareholders during what is likely to be another hostile AGM season after the demonstrations last year

Shareholder spring: where are we now?

Boardroom heads rolled when investors rose up and staged a series of pay revolts in the 2012 AGM season. Jamie Dunkley examines whether the events that rocked the City of London were game-changing or have been consigned to history

Clive Schlee, chief executive of Pret a Manger, says customers want to know that their food is healthy and fresh

Clive Schlee: Pret a Manger ready to go global

The ambitious chain's chief tells Simon Neville that its shops in Paris are the busiest, America's biggest seller is a salad and that he wishes more Britons would apply for jobs

All campaigning and no investing... Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne at Arriva TrainCare in Crewe on Monday

General Election 2015: Is the election crushing growth?

Surveys suggest that uncertainty over the outcome of the poll on 7 May is hitting investment by firms and depressing consumption. How worried should we be?

The Week Ahead: Dave Lewis will present his first set of annual results as the boss of Tesco this week

Dave Lewis will present his first set of annual results as the boss of Tesco this week and the City is expecting more of the same: cleaning up past mistakes while setting out a plan for the future.

Still more questions than answers over the future of BHS

A month ago Philip Green flogged his department store chain to a mysterious consortium. Joanna Bourke outlines what we do – and don’t – know

‘Missing our deals will haunt you’ – Phones 4U’s TV ad came back to haunt it

Phones 4U collapse: guess who profited - hedge funds or taxpayers?

It seemed bad enough that a popular retailer could be allowed to collapse simply because its suppliers suddenly decided to pull the plug. Now we know who got their money back – and who didn't

Margrethe Vestager wants small businesses to have a fair representation on search engines

Google vs the EU commissioner: Is this a David and Goliath struggle?

Margrethe Vestager, the EU's new competition watchdog and one of the most prominent and well-liked figures in Danish politics, has taken on the technology giant over its alleged abuse of the market

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James Moore, Outlook: It looked doubtful, but the Co-op is giving every impression of having set a course for calmer waters.
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Audioboom, which now hosts a weekly XFM radio podcast by Russell Brand (right, with the co-host Matt Morgan), started life as a fund offering finance to builders, then tried turning waste products into energy
A small AIM-listed mining company that has sold all its assets is a perfect vehicle for shell investors, as Jamie Nimmo explains
News
Zero-hours contracts do not guarantee a minimum number of hours
James Moore, Outlook:The trouble is, the contracts almost always seem to work best for the employer.
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James Moore, Outlook: It’s delicious. UBS, a controversial bank that has had a great deal of trouble with managing its money, has hired Annie Leibovitz, a controversial celebrity photographer
Voices
Stock prices in China: Economic power has shifted east, and emerging market equities can bring rewards - and risk
Ben Chu, Economic View: The key here is not to sell with the herd when markets drop sharply but to ride it out.

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Candidates are facing tougher and weirder questions than ever in job interviews
News
Power and the glory? An artist’s impression of Hinkley Point C, which it is envisaged will start generating in 2026 and account for 7 per cent of British consumption
Environmentalists are far from alone in opposing an 'expensive mistake'
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Sir Mike Rake
James Moore, Outlook: Pick a flotation candidate – any candidate – and you will find directors and owners having second thoughts.
News
Dave Lewis built a formidable reputation at Unilever, but some were concerned by his lack of retail experience
Alex Lawson looks at the changes Dave Lewis has made
News
Women and men stand in an office
Two economists have come up with a formula to quantify the gender gap
News
An investor reads a newspaper in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China. China's major stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday, after a catastrophic Monday that saw Chinese exchanges suffer their biggest losses since the global financial crisis, destabilising financial markets around the world.
Satyajit Das, Das Capital: The ‘Chinese dream’ risks turning into a nightmare for its investors and its leaders.

News
Paddy Power is well-known for eye-catching promotional stunts, such as this balloon at the Cheltenham Festival
Outlook: It isn’t hard to see Paddy Power and Betfair's investors are excited
News
A view through smog over the 02 Arena and the Canary Wharf financial district in London. The BBC weather centre predicts a potential 8 or 9 out of 10 level of air pollution likely to be found in East Anglia and the East Midlands
James Moore:

“Sell in May go away, buy again on St Leger Day” runs the old City saying. 

News
Stonewall, which marches at London Pride, is working with firms in the professions to promote equality
Jo Bourke investigates 'prevalent' homophobic attitudes in the construction and property sectors
News
Spokespeople for the companies involved, including BHP Billiton, stressed their political neutrality
James Moore, Outlook:

The sort of name recognition enjoyed by the likes of Tesco or Barclays is not something BHP Billiton is ever going to achieve.

News
The Chinese stock market has faced its own 'Black Monday'
James Moore, Outlook:This is what happens when humans are replaced by computers.
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Everything you need to know about the global stock market meltdown and what it means
News
Rupert Scofield, founder of microfinance institution Finca, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives
News
Laura Wade-Gery, the M&S executive in charge of the company's 870 UK stores and website, is going on maternity leave, the retailer announced today
James Ashton, My Week After her moment on the front pages, Laura Wade-Gery should be left to get on with it
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Online gambling operator 888.com is a client of XL Media, which specialises in driving internet users to its site
Jim Armitage, Outlook: The takeover battle for the Bwin.party online gambling company has had more twists than an all-night blackjack session.
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Britain's 24-hour culture

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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea