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The very worst example of wedding greed comes in the form of the wedding gift list, which is a smart name for begging

Pay bonanza for new graduates

GRADUATES are in increasing demand and can earn up to pounds 50,000 as soon as they leave college, according to a survey of incomes to be published next week.

Golf: Turmoil over `disappearance money'

AFTER ALL the rows over the years about appearance money - the payment of inducements to star players to play in an event without regard to their finishing position - the European Tour is now having a little local difficulty with "disappearance money".

Merger bonanza for UK lawyers

TOP SOLICITORS in London can look forward to salaries as high as those earned by City bankers after the world's biggest law firm was formed through a merger involving British, American and German firms.

Child support change hits poor

A RADICAL shake-up of child-support rules could be "a cash bonanza for house-husbands", a leading divorce lawyer says.

I'm joining the world of BritSex

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Goldman Sachs hands staff pounds 3.5bn to its staff bonanza

FROM MONDAY even the doormen at Goldman Sachs will own part of the company that employs them. The world's largest investment bank is sharing out 21 per cent of its equity - worth approximately pounds 3.5bn - between its employees when it goes public next week.

Good Budget for markets

On reflection, I am beginning to see just how astute the Chancellor has been

Check out with-profits, too

IT HAS been a good week for shares. Most investors have see the value of portfolios grow as the FTSE-100 index of the UK's top companies rose to record levels.

Card makers prepare for millennium bonanza

THEY RANGE from the tasteful to the tacky and, just like weddings and births (in some instances because of them), millennium greetings cards will be a huge seller this year and next.

Bonanza in hi-tech mergers

THE VALUE of mergers and acquisitions in the global computer, telecommunications and media sectors almost doubled in 1998 as consolidation among the world's hi-tech industries gathered pace, according to a report published today, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

Letter: A question of duty

Sir: Further to the duty-free bonanza (letter, 28 December), although bringing our duty rates into line with other EU countries would reduce duty revenue, there would be other, compensating, factors.

Letter: Duty-free bonanza

Sir: Your leading article (12 December) and various articles concerning the "duty-free pantomime" continue to overlook one of the most important aspects of the issue. There are political and employment aspects, but the key factor is money.

The whooper has landed

Wild swans have arrived from the frozen tundra wastes to feast and bask in the relative warmth of a British winter.

The pounds 31,000 Bonanza

Some Halifax customers are sitting on a profit of nearly pounds 10,000 and recent bid fever could send those shares soaring even higher.
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A new Russian revolution

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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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The man who dared to go on holiday

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The Guest List 2014

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Jokes on Hollywood

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