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The business on...Larry Hagman, Actor, aka JR Ewing

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Come, come. JR was just about the greatest independent oil man in Texas (at least when Dallas was a top-rated soap). But it's not the character we're interested in. It's the actor who played him: Larry Hagman has just won a cool $11.5m (£7.2m) from Citigroup.

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A bad buy - with a little help from his friends?

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Citigroup gives pay hikes to top executives

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PotashCorp goes to court in bid to block BHP buyout

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Terra Firma to get trial over EMI deal

Guy Hands' Terra Firma can proceed to trial against Citigroup in their dispute over Terra's 2007 acquisition of the music group EMI, a US federal judge ruled late on Tuesday night.

EMI cuts losses but warns of debt pressure

Music group EMI today slashed annual losses by two-thirds but said it needs millions more in the years ahead to stay out of the hands of lenders.

US judge concerned about Barclays deal

A judge voiced concern about a $298m (£190m) settlement between Barclays and the US Justice Department, labelling it "a sweetheart deal".

US banks beat Wall Street forecasts

Citigroup and Bank of America continued the bounce back of US banks yesterday, both following JP Morgan in beating Wall Street's earnings expectations.

Banks set to gain from Osborne's tax regime

Britain's banks have emerged as major beneficiaries of the Budget, with the City warning that the coalition Government's proposed levy will fail to reach its target of generating £2bn revenues a year.

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