A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for $37 million (£24 million) at Sotheby's contemporary art auction - a new record for a work by a living artist.
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Sunday 29 May 2011
David Cameron wants us to give more to charity – an admirable goal most of us would endorse. Last week he talked of "nudging" the public into giving more by pressing a donation key at cash machines, or by "rounding up" the total when we pay a bill. Critics say that Dave's Big Society is doomed, but I'm not so cynical.
Monday 16 May 2011
The pay of the country's top earners is set to "spiral" to levels not seen for decades, with the public having no confidence that the Government or business can do anything to tackle excessive pay, a report said today.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Saturday 14 May 2011
Civil servants have been ordered to reconsider disclosing thousands of documents relating to a fund run by former MP George Galloway during Saddam Hussein's regime.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Outlook It took the jury three weeks, but in the end, the Feds got their man. And in securing a guilty verdict on each count levelled against the hedge fund boss Raj Rajaratnam, the US District Attorney Preet Bharara has sent a powerful message to Wall Street. Despite their protests that the line has become blurred, financiers should be perfectly capable of distinguishing between investment research (legal) and privileged information (illegal). Those who cross the line should expect to find investigators emboldened by this verdict.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
The national minimum wage is to increase by 15p to £6.08 per hour from October. The below inflation rise of 2.5 per cent, which matches the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, was criticised as "modest" by TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
Friday 11 March 2011
A homosexual couple who successfully sued the Christian owners of a hotel who refused them a bed are withdrawing a claim for more compensation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said today.
Monday 07 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Andy Mangan, who served FA ban, says envy of Premier League lifestyle drives corrupt practices in lower divisions
Saturday 29 January 2011
Barclays announced this week that it is to stop offering customers financial advice in branches. That's bad news for the 1,000 or so members of staff who may lose their jobs as a result, but it's without doubt good news for consumers. Why? Because banks have long since been the wrong place to turn to for decent financial advice.
Friday 28 January 2011
A former contestant in Lord Sugar's hit The Apprentice was given a suspended sentence for fraud today.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Head of Care Quality Commission says spending cuts will severely harm an already ailing system
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