Fracking in south Texas: natural gas output in the US has set new highs over the past seven years

New breed of Texan oilmen cash in on shale

Young innovators in the States are shunning Silicon Valley to get rich with the oilfield gas boom, writes Isaac Arnsdorf

The Week Ahead: Help to Buy back in the spotlight

The Help to Buy scheme will be back in the spotlight this week, as pressure mounts on the Government to reconsider the plan. Nationwide house price data and BBA mortgage approval figures will be published at the start of the week while on Thursday the Treasury will publish its first statistical report on the scheme.

What The Sunday Papers Said

Independent on Sunday: Workers for UK firm beaten by Dubai police

Human Rights Watch has accused managers at a construction business co-owned by Balfour Beatty of handing striking workers over to Dubai police, who beat, imprisoned and deported them. Balfour Beatty denied the claims, saying it acted in accordance with local law.

Willie Walsh says the UK has become complacent with being top of the aviation tree

Willie Walsh interview: Gatwick or Heathrow? It’s just no contest, says IAG boss

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: The man who runs British Airways has a window on the comings and goings at our busiest airport – and believes that’s where we should be expanding

Carl Bildt: Markets will cause Russia more pain than sanctions

Sweden's Foreign Minister calculates Russia has lost $150bn in recent months, he tells Alexander Lebedev

Hostile takeovers: The ones that got away...

The battles usually give investors a choice between pocketing the money on offer or gambling on a firm’s prospects. As the deadline for Pfizer to table a formal bid for AstraZeneca nears, we look at how investors have fared over the years in companies that successfully saw off unwelcome approaches

The eBay hackers elicited customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth

Businesses need to wake up and smell the hackers

eBay is just one target of cybercriminals who cost the global economy $300bn a year
Sony’s empire includes the Spider-Man movies

Face it, Sony, your superhero days are over

Worried investors are asking if the struggling Japanese giant should spin off entertainment unit and focus on electronics
Ivan Glasenberg at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Zug, Switzerland

Is it wrong to buy Glencore shares?

The mining giant blames the media for its bad image. Jim Armitage advises on whether potential investors should care

Antique dealers leave the good old days behind

The likes of Mallett can no longer rely on browsers, writes Laura Chesters. They have to sell online or at the big shows

What the Sunday Papers said

 

AstraZeneca takeover: In many ways, we are showing that this deal is not inevitable, says chief Pascal Soriot

The defiant AstraZeneca chief tells James Ashton that he has the right medicine to defeat Pfizer's takeover bid
A Poundland store in Putney. The chain is opening in more affluent areas

Our friends in the North take on the City

Thanks to 'recessionista chic', discount retailers are showing that you don't have to be southern to be part of a market boom
Ducks in a row: François Hollande responded to a US offer for France’s Alstom with new powers to block bids

Takeovers: Why don't we protect like the French?

As France increases its power to veto bids and the UK debates Pfizer's move on Astra Ben Chu considers the case for protectionism
Chemistry lesson: The fact that the bosses of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse knew each other socially helped drive a merger
News
As new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is rushed in, Jim Armitage takes a look at the best (and worst) kitchen sinkers in the FTSE
News
RAF photos of a Soviet spy trawler in 1968: there are now concerns that national hostilities have moved into the digital age
Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan, Oscar Williams-Grut
News
News
With such persuasive Establishment friends, little wonder Evraz is not overly concerned Westminster will turn against it, writes Jim Armitage
News
Problems at RBS suggest that lack of focus persisted during Stephen Hester’s tenure
As a £14.5m fine for poor mortgage advice highlights organisational issues at the bank, James Moore wonders what other revelations may emerge
News
As Warren Buffett is criticised for helping the fast food chain move to Canada, it’s clear the issue of good corporate governance in the US is not going away
Life and Style
In the game: EA's 'Fifa 14' is very popular with online scouts
News
The MBA has a vital role to play in changing the face of company boardrooms
Getting a chief executive to leave with as little fuss as possible has long been a dilemma for corporate boardrooms, now data-centre operator Telecity has come up with an alternative
News
Ian McCafferty, left, and Martin Weale, second left, are the ‘irrelevant minority’ of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee
Martin Weale voted for rate rises in 2011, but his predictions of rising inflation did not materialise, writes David Blanchflower
News
If so, you are worryingly accurate, as the most important economic measure can only be guessed at, Ben Chu reports
News
Shoppers are happy with lower prices but Tesco is mulling a dividend cut which could affect our pension funds
Supermarkets have cut prices so hard that we’re actually spending less. But what’s good for shoppers will be bad for shareholders, writes Simon Neville
Student
A report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicts a 17% rise in graduate job vacancies this year
Many of the students who graduated this summer are having great difficulty finding work and, as Amy Denman explains, it’s often down to not having the necessary work experience
News
David Cameron is planning to revive the Communications Data Bill
His comments risk stoking the potent fear that immigrants are coming here and taking our jobs, says Ben Chu
News
News
Howls of outrage would normally ensue, but the housebuilders have gotten away with it, says Russell Lynch
News
Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board
The Federal Reserve has become a rogue hedge fund, taking massive, wildly speculative positions
News
The Ummah Welfare Trust called on its supporters to boycott HSBC
Customer with Iranian links are being ditched by HSBC and others. They deny discrimination, but have hefty fines led to some banks being far too cautions? By Maria Tadeo
News
'Political Ravishment - Or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger!' from 1797 by James Gillray
Like Caesar’s wife, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is supposed to be above suspicion. But some members of Parliament have suspicious minds, writes Ben Chu
News
Detroit’s once glorious and now decrepit Michigan Theater now operates as a car park
They forgot the motor city in the years of American urban renewal, but now JP Morgan is writing a $100m cheque to kickstart Detroit. Some doubt the bank’s motives
News
Gerard Lopez took the wheel at the Lotus team five years ago with his business partner Eric Lux
He has investments ranging from real estate to Charlie Chaplin. But right now Gerard Lopez has Lotus on his mind
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Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

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From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone