Russell Crowe played a former tobacco company employee who blows the whistle on the industry’s underhand tactics in the film ‘The Insider’

Who would be a whistleblower?

Despite compensation payouts in the millions, few are ready to speak out against Wall Street. But, as Mark McSherry discovers, the US is serious about clamping down on fraud

Tesco will try and bill suppliers for wastage if goods are unsold, an anonymous source says

Tesco crisis: ‘They say every little helps, but supermarket’s demands are never little’

As the grocer stuns the markets by saying it has overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m, a supermarket supplier describes his trading experiences in the cut-throat market

Yahoo emerges as biggest loser from Alibaba IPO as investors dump stock

Mayer's turnaround strategy for Yahoo's core business takes centre stage- and investors are worried

Lending puzzle still has missing pieces

Aldermore’s float has been touted as a sign that challenger banks are coming into their own. But there is still a long way to go before SMEs are properly served

The Week Ahead: Emeralds, black tie, milk, cake and allergy medicine on the slate

Emeralds, black tie, milk, cake and allergy medicine may sound like an odd mix, but that’s exactly what’s on the slate for investors this morning.

Rich store of controversy: the freeport is detested by the Richtung22 collective for keeping art behind closed doors

Inside the storage city where treasure is buried deep

Fine wine, cigars, paintings ... the Luxembourg Freeport has it all under lock and key – and away from prying eyes. But a band of artists see a new style of tax haven

Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 with a website offering 22 items. It now accounts for 70 per cent of all packages delivered in China

Alibaba IPO: What to expect as Chinese giant goes public in New York

Alibaba on track to become the biggest IPO in history

A No vote could still cause problems for the Scottish economy with banks deciding to move elsewhere to avoid the uncertainty of a future referendum

Scottish independence and the Quebec effect: Risks in Yes and No

While the Canadian province eventually voted No, the years of uncertainty caused banks to move elsewhere and damaged GDP. Mark McSherry ponders a similar fate for Scotland

Phones 4U stores will remain closed while talks continue with parties interested in acquiring the business

Phones 4U goes into administration: Why its suppliers hung up on mobile phone retailer

The mobile phone retailer’s demise is a tragedy for its employees, but just business sense for those responsible

Kenny G

Kenny G: from dinner jazz to stock trading

Best-selling musician Kenny G has found a new way to put food on his table – by trading in stocks and shares. And he's rather good at it, he tells David Randall

Phones 4U goes into administration: Senior mobile operator exec explains why retailer went bust

Phones4U’s collapse into administration has undoubtedly been a personal disaster for the thousands of employees who’ve been voicing their anger at the way they learned their employer was going the way of the Rabbit phone network, Squarials and Cellnet.

What the Sunday papers said

Independent on Sunday: Murdoch sets tongues wagging in Scotland

The arrival of Rupert Murdoch in Scotland showed the media mogul has lost none of his love for backing winners. The visit will amplify voices, circulating high in the Murdoch ranks, which claim that he is toying with moving the domicile of News Corporation from the United States to an independent Scotland.

The Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon (right), is joined by the leader of Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood (centre) as they pass a bookmakers during a walk-about to meet the Scottish electorate

Scottish independence: The real referendum poser is what to bet?

There’s a lot riding on Thursday’s poll, not least among bookmakers and punters such as Russell Lynch, who would like a referendum that makes them a little richer

Emissions policies will raise the cost of steel making

Steel warning: Jobs are all they’ll burn in the furnace

As Europe pursues anti-pollution measures, steel producers are warning that steeper costs will drive customers away and mills out of business

Whatever the outcome of the referendum north of the border, the basic structure of both the Scottish and English economies remains the same

Hamish McRae: Money is cowardly – that’s why we have seen it running away from Scotland this week

The less-clear message is that holders of Scottish assets are wary of independence

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Barclays’ New York office is being pursued by state prosecutors who say it failed to police its dark pools
Barclays is accused by New York regulators of fishing in some unethical waters. But this time the bank is holding its course, writes James Moore
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Railway workers on the tracks outside King's Cross, London
Given we are trying to boost domestic industry, there should also be some effort to do the same at the top of engineering, says Mark Leftly
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The government say a one-off payment to the EU meant that borrowing was higher than expected for December
Video: Oscar Williams-Grut provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
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Mike Ashley, owner of Newcastle United, took USC into a pre-pack administration
A factory stand-off. Debts unpaid. Workers laid off. Simon Neville investigates the messy demise of the billionaire's fashion brand
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The new pub will open at the Extra service station in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire later this year
I’m much more inclined to feel sympathy for a family sandwich shop than I am a 900-strong pub chain, says James Moore
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It is the 'unknown unknowns' to use Donald Rumsfeld's famous expression that bite investors on the backside
When you make money you are clever; when you lose it, it is someone else's fault, writes Hamish McRae
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Diana Krall interview

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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